When the perpetrator of the sexual abuse you endure faces criminal charges for their actions, it can leave you feeling relieved to have gotten justice. At Greenberg Gross, we understand that criminal justice alone is not always enough. As a survivor of sexual abuse, you could also be entitled to recover financial compensation for the perpetrator’s actions. Compensation can include medical care, pain and suffering, and more.
Our Bakersfield sexual abuse lawyer will help you file a civil lawsuit. We start learning about your case with a free consultation and listen to your story with compassion. Once we accept your case, we will collect evidence, interview witnesses, and consult experts on your behalf. We are passionate about recovering damages for sexual abuse survivors and about obtaining the best possible outcome for you.
You Can Trust Greenberg Gross with Your Sexual Abuse Case
When you turn to our sexual abuse law firm to handle your case, we go the extra mile to recover compensation for you. Our Bakersfield sexual abuse lawyer will represent you at no upfront cost and will review the details of your case at no cost at all.
We bring the following to your case:
- Familiarity with state and federal sexual abuse law
- Compassionate legal representation at a critical time
We have helped clients recover compensation for sexual abuse in the past and will fight hard to recover damages for you. Our goal is to recover damages that hold the perpetrator accountable for their actions and to potentially discourage repeat behavior.
How Our Sexual Abuse Attorney Will Help
Dealing with the legal aspects of your case can be overwhelming and emotionally charged. To ensure you get the legal care and support you need throughout the process, our law firm will:
- Provide ongoing advocacy from start to finish of your legal case
- Conduct a comprehensive investigation into your sexual abuse
- Consult relevant experts to ensure your case valuation is accurate
- Clarify and comply with California’s statute of limitations
Our client-focused team is always on your side. We also handle the negotiation process and represent you whenever your case requires a court appearance or intervention.
You do Not Have to Handle Your Sexual Abuse Case on Your Own
When we listen to your version of events, we do so with empathy and understanding. We also glean details from your story that help build your case. The circumstances of the abuse you endured will help us determine where to assign liability.
We help you pursue damages against:
- Daycare staff
- School officials
- Sports coaches
- Healthcare staff
- Clergy members
Accountability for sexual abuse can include the abuse itself, the cover-up of abuse, and failure to take appropriate action to protect you. Our sexual abuse attorney will identify the liable party or parties in your case. We will also hold them responsible for the role they played in your sexual abuse.
Types of Sexual Abuse Cases Our Law Firm Handles
Unfortunately, sexual abuse can happen in many different ways. They can also happen in a variety of locations. Our law firm represents clients who survived the following forms of sexual abuse:
- Child pornography
- Child prostitution
- Internet sex crimes
- Oral copulation of a minor
- Statutory rape
Sexual abuse can include physical, verbal, and other forms of sexual abuse and misconduct. We will help you build a strong case for the compensation you are required to recover.
Our Law Firm Will Appropriately Assign Liability
Proving the liable party’s liability allows us to recover damages for you. Our sexual abuse lawyer represents clients in Bakersfield. We investigate your allegations and initiate an investigation to identify the perpetrator and anyone else who could bear liability.
At Greenberg Gross, we interview anyone who might have witnessed instances of abuse or subsequent discussions. We also obtain, organize, and present information on your behalf. Our goal is to ensure you get the all-around support you need while we fight for the best possible outcome of your civil case.
Potential Compensation for Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Nothing can atone for the sexual abuse you endured. We understand that. You can, however, hold the perpetrator and other responsible parties financially liable for their actions.
When our sexual abuse attorney handles your case, we fight for the following recoverable damages:
- Past, current, and future medical bills
- Psychological group or individual therapy
- Lost wages and other work-related benefits
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) recovery
- Past, current, and future pain and suffering
- Ongoing mental and emotional anguish
Understanding the amount of compensation that it will take to foster an optimal recovery can be difficult on your own. Our law firm will consult relevant experts to assign an accurate value to your physical, emotional, and financial recovery.
We Will Not Let Your Right to Compensation Expire
The state of California limits the time you have to recover damages for sexual abuse. If your case cannot be resolved with an insurance settlement, you can file a lawsuit against the perpetrator.
The statute of limitations in sexual abuse cases has recently been extended in certain types of cases. If you were an adult (18 years old or older) at the time the abuse took place, you must comply with the state’s filing deadline. You are generally required to file your lawsuit within ten years of:
- The date the last act of abuse took place
- The date the last act of abuse was attempted
If you were diagnosed with an injury or illness that resulted from sexual abuse, you generally have three years from the date of discovery to file your lawsuit.
Contact Our Team for Your No-Cost, No-Obligation Consultation
At Greenberg Gross, we are passionate about pursuing financial compensation for survivors of sexual abuse. You are not alone in your commitment to holding perpetrators responsible for the consequences of their actions. Our Bakersfield sexual abuse lawyer is on your side. Contact one of our team members today to learn more about your options for monetary recovery.