Bakersfield School Sexual Abuse Attorney
If you or a loved one suffered any form of sexual abuse, assault, violence or misconduct while attending school in Bakersfield, California, contact Manly, Stewart & Finaldi to speak with an attorney about your case. You may have grounds to bring a lawsuit against your abuser as well as the school itself. We can help you go up against the Bakersfield City School District, Kern High School District, and any teacher or professor in the area. We are experienced and compassionate attorneys with a long track record of success exclusively handling sexual abuse and assault cases.
Why We’re the Right Choice for Your School Sexual Abuse Case
Manly, Stewart & Finaldi has handled more school sexual abuse cases than any other law firm in the country. We are one of the pioneering firms in sexual abuse litigation in California – especially against public entities such as school districts. It was one of our cases that changed the law in California and set a precedent that allows plaintiffs to sue public entities today. Our lawyers bring more than 25 years of experience to each case that we litigate, as well as a passion for helping sexual abuse survivors heal and move forward with the justice that they deserve. We will relentlessly work toward achieving optimal case results on your behalf.
Types of School Sexual Abuse
Unfortunately, sexual abuse is a prevalent issue in grades K-12, as well as in colleges and universities throughout the State of California. Even more concerning is the fact that teachers and school administrators have been known to cover up and conceal the sexual abuse of students. Our attorneys are committed to bringing schools and school districts to justice for the part they play in allowing students to be sexually abused, harassed and exploited. We accept many different types of school sexual abuse lawsuits, including:
- Teacher sexual abuse
- Intimate relationships between teachers and students
- Sexual abuse by an older adolescent against a younger child
- Sexual harassment or bullying
- Internet sex crimes and cyberbullying
- Child pornography
- Sexual abuse in school sports
- Coach sexual abuse
- Sex abuse in a locker room or bathroom
- After-school program sexual abuse
- Sexual abuse on a field trip
- Catholic school sexual abuse
- Private school sexual abuse
- College or university sexual assault
- Sexual assault during hazing or rushing
- Rape, sodomy, statutory rape and other sex crimes
Our attorneys are dedicated to giving survivors of school sexual abuse in Bakersfield a voice. No matter what type of sex crime you endured, we can help you tell your story and protect your legal rights. We know that it is extremely difficult and emotional to come forward and report your experience. Our lawyers will be there for you every step of the way to provide the support and legal advice that you need.
How Long Do You Have to File a Sexual Abuse Claim?
Whether you were sexually assaulted as a student in Bakersfield recently or several years ago, you may be entitled to financial compensation through a civil lawsuit. California recently extended its statute of limitations, or deadline, to file sexual abuse and assault claims. Under AB-218, child sexual abuse survivors have until their 40th birthdays to file lawsuits, or 5 years from the date that they discover a connection between their mental health issue and sexual abuse. No matter how long it takes you to report your experience and hold a perpetrator accountable, our lawyers are ready to assist you.
Contact an Attorney in Bakersfield Today
Help is available if you have been sexually abused or assaulted at school in Bakersfield. Please contact Manly, Stewart & Finaldi to speak directly to one of our friendly and knowledgeable lawyers about your potential lawsuit. We are here to answer your legal questions and offer our support during this difficult time. Call our West Coast office at (800) 700-8450 today for more information.