Bakersfield Sexual Abuse Attorney
Manly, Stewart & Finaldi is a leading sexual abuse and assault law firm in America. We have spent over 25 years representing sexual abuse victims and helping them tell their stories. We know how difficult it is to come forward and take legal action as a survivor. We are here to make the legal process as simple and effective as possible. Our lawyers will protect your rights at every stage of your lawsuit, keeping your identity confidential if desired. Start your case with a free, private consultation with a lawyer in Bakersfield today.
Why Choose Us?
- We have achieved record-breaking results for past clients. Our law firm has collected over $2 billion in total settlements and judgment awards for sexual assault cases.
- Our lawyers have successfully handled breaking sexual assault cases, including the Larry Nassar case, USC doctor George Tyndall case and several major cases involving clergy sexual abuse.
- We keep our fees affordable. Our lawyers operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will only pay us if you win your case and receive financial compensation.
What Is Sexual Abuse?
The phrase sexual abuse is commonly used as a way to describe an ongoing pattern of sexual assault against a victim. Rather than only referring to one incident, sexual abuse generally describes multiple acts of sexual assault or misconduct over a period of time. Sexual assault is unwanted, unwelcome or nonconsensual touching of a victim’s private parts. It can also refer to nonphysical acts, such as verbal sexual assault and indecent exposure.
Sexual abuse can occur to anyone, at any time. However, children are often targeted for sex crimes by perpetrators and groomed at an early age. Child sexual abuse is especially traumatizing and can lead to memory repression, lasting psychological trauma, mental health disorders, substance abuse and many other life-altering issues for a survivor.
You Have Rights as a Sexual Abuse Victim
At Manly, Stewart & Finaldi, we are passionate about helping sex abuse survivors in Bakersfield with tailored legal services during civil lawsuits. Filing a civil claim as a survivor of sexual abuse can enable you to hold your perpetrator and the institution that protected the abuser accountable for what happened to you or your loved one. It can shed light on this crime in your community and potentially protect others from suffering the same fate.
In addition to having your voice heard and seeking justice, a civil lawsuit can reimburse you for costs and losses that you suffered as a victim. You may be eligible for compensation for your medical bills, psychological therapy, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. We will demand maximum financial compensation for the full extent of your losses from one or more defendants on your behalf. Throughout the legal process, we will make sure that you have everything you need to get through this difficult time.
What to Do Next
If you’ve been sexually abused or assaulted in Bakersfield, document the incident as much as possible. Describe what happened to the police and write down anyone who was involved or was a witness. If the incident was recent, get medical care and request a sexual assault forensic exam if you plan on pressing charges. If the assault took place at an institution, such as a church, school, workplace or business, tell administrators there about the crime. Then, when you’re ready to take legal action, contact an attorney to discuss your case.
Contact Us Today for a Free Confidential Case Review
If you or someone you love is a sexual abuse survivor, Manly, Stewart & Finaldi will do everything in our power to make sure that the abuser is brought to justice. We will take a stand against any institution that concealed the abuse or protected the perpetrator, as well. Our lawyers are here for you when you need help the most. Contact us online or call (800) 700-8450 today to request a confidential case review in Bakersfield.