If you or someone you love experienced sexual abuse at the hands of a teacher, administrator, or other person at a San Francisco public school, you may be able to seek justice and compensation for your difficulties. They may be even trying to silence you, but a skilled attorney will know how to combat this behavior in court.
The San Francisco public school sexual abuse lawyers at Greenberg Gross LLP are here to help defend your legal rights and seek justice for the losses you experienced as a result of sexual abuse in public school. Let our attorneys relieve the burden of this experience by punishing those who are guilty.
Our Attorneys Can Help With Your San Francisco School Sexual Abuse Case
A sexual abuse attorney in San Franciso will defend the legal rights of sexual abuse survivors in San Francisco and across the U.S. Our compassionate lawyers are dedicated to defending survivors, even when it means going against large school districts like San Francisco.
Our attorneys firmly believe that victims of childhood sexual abuse deserve justice for their losses. We will actively seek compensation for the losses you endured as a result of public-school sexual abuse, even if the abuse occurred years ago. Our California public school sexual abuse attorneys work on a contingency basis, which means that you do not pay any legal fees or costs until we obtain a settlement or verdict for your losses.
Sexual Abuse in San Francisco Public Schools
Although there are no available statistics for child sexual abuse in San Francisco public schools, numerous lawsuits have been filed on behalf of children abused by teachers in the San Francisco public school district and throughout California.
Child sexual abuse is not an unusual occurrence. In fact, according to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), there are more than 57,000 cases of child sexual abuse reported with substantive evidence each year.
Child abuse survivors often know the perpetrator, which can make it even more difficult to come forward after abuse occurs. This means that many cases go unreported, so survivors do not receive the justice they deserve.
Sexual Abuse Survivors Can Seek Compensation from San Francisco Public Schools
If you or someone you know is a survivor of child sexual abuse in San Francisco public schools, you may be able to file a lawsuit for compensation. The California sexual abuse lawyers at Greenberg Gross are here to help you navigate the complex legalities and hold the perpetrator responsible.
Child sexual abuse can affect survivors for years following the abuse. Psychological challenges survivors may face include:
- Substance abuse disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Depression and anxiety
These conditions can make it difficult for survivors to work, maintain relationships, meet financial responsibilities, and maintain their quality of life. Our attorneys understand the unique challenges sexual abuse survivors face, and we will work with you to secure the financial compensation you deserve for your losses.
We Fight for Child Sexual Abuse Survivors in San Francisco, California
When victims of childhood sexual abuse come forward, they may face backlash from teachers, administrators, and the school district. Large districts like San Francisco have plenty of resources at their disposal, and they often use those resources to brush abuse allegations under the rug.
The lawyers at Greenberg Gross recognize these methods and know how to counter them in order to seek compensation on behalf of victims. No matter how large or intimidating the school district may seem, they are still accountable for their actions, not only for the abuse itself, but also for intimidating survivors, failing to act on reported sexual abuse, and attempting to bury the evidence of abuse.
To ensure that you receive justice and fair compensation, we will:
- Thoroughly investigate the allegations
- Gather evidence of abuse, intimidation, and coverups
- Establish the total value of losses sustained by the survivor
- File a lawsuit against all the responsible parties
- Defend your legal right to just compensation at trial
You May Have a Limited Time to File Your Public-School Sexual Abuse Lawsuit
California Penal Code §288 limits the time survivors have to file a lawsuit against their abusers. However, legislation was recently passed by the California legislature to extend these time frames. AB 218 provides more time for survivors to come forward after the abuse occurred, which gives them a better chance to obtain justice for the abuse they suffered, even if it was years or decades previously.
If you or a loved one survived sexual abuse as a child in San Francisco public schools, you could seek compensation, even if it was years ago. A sexual abuse attorney at Greenberg Gross can review your case and advise on which statutes of limitations apply to your specific case.
We Pursue All Responsible Parties in Public School Sexual Abuse Cases
In a sexual abuse case, the person who perpetrated the abuse is the first and most obvious person to pursue. However, there are a number of individuals and entities who could also be held responsible for the abuse a survivor suffered, including:
- Teachers, coaches, teaching assistants, and instructors
- Principals, vice principals, secretaries, and other administrators
- Counselors and therapists employed by the school
- Other school staff members and employees
- Members of the school board
- School and school district
In short, any individual or organization that was responsible for the abuse or failed to adequately protect students from abuse can be held accountable. Additionally, if the school or district attempted to undermine or cover up the abuse, they can be held liable.
The San Francisco public school sexual abuse lawyers at Greenberg Gross are here to ensure that everyone who had a hand in the abuse and any subsequent coverup is held fully responsible for their actions.
Reach Out to Our School Sexual Abuse Attorneys to Discuss Your Case
If you or someone you love experienced sexual abuse while at San Francisco public school, we will help you seek the justice and compensation to which you are entitled. Greenberg Gross has been defending the legal rights of sexual abuse survivors for years, and we will tirelessly pursue the at-fault parties to obtain compensation for your losses.
Speak to our team today to find out how we can help. The sooner you talk to an attorney the better it will be for your ease of mind. Don’t delay speaking to our team as we can help you determine the best outcome for your circumstances.