Bakersfield Sexual Assault Lawyer
If you are a victim of sexual assault in Bakersfield, California or the surrounding area, we can help. Manly, Stewart & Finaldi is a reputable personal injury law firm that exclusively handles sexual assault and abuse cases. We have spent over 25 years handling these cases and have collected more than $2 billion in settlements and verdicts for our clients. Our attorneys are dedicated to their clients’ recoveries – financial and emotional. We will help you take a stand and fight for justice as a sexual assault survivor. Contact us today to begin with a free case consultation.
Sexual Assault Lawyers Who Are Committed to Protecting Their Clients
Our founding partner, Attorney John C. Manly, is one of the country’s preeminent attorneys representing victims of sexual abuse and assault. He served as Lead Counsel on many breaking cases, including the case against former Olympic team doctor Larry Nassar and the lawsuit against former USC gynecologist George Tyndall. Mr. Manly has assembled a powerful team of lawyers who specialize in litigating sexual assault and abuse cases. Our work has been recognized nationally, including by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post.
What Is Sexual Assault?
Sexual assault is a terrible crime that can have a wide range of consequences for a survivor, including lasting mental health issues and post-traumatic stress. California’s definition of sexual assault is the unwanted or nonconsensual touching of another person’s intimate parts. Intimate parts refer to a victim’s genitals, anus, groin, buttocks and the breasts of a female. Sexual assault can refer to many different crimes, including rape (nonconsensual intercourse), child molestation, sexual battery and sodomy.
Do You Have Grounds for a Sexual Assault Claim?
If someone has sexually assaulted you in Bakersfield, you have the right to bring a civil lawsuit against the assailant. While criminal charges can bring a perpetrator to justice by imposing a sentence, such as jail time, a civil lawsuit can make the justice complete by allowing you to tell your story and providing financial compensation for your past and future related losses. You may also have the right to file a lawsuit against an institution that failed to protect you from sexual assault or abuse, such as a diocese, school district or workplace. You can file a civil claim against any person or party that caused you harm in the form of negligence, or the failure to exercise reasonable care.
Types of Cases We Handle in Bakersfield
At Manly, Stewart & Finaldi, our attorneys have specialized in sexual assault law for many years. We have gained extensive knowledge and real-world experience in this practice area. Our law firm is prepared to accept many different types of sexual abuse and assault cases in Bakersfield, including:
- Boys and Girls Clubs of America sexual abuse
- Bullying/hazing sexual assault
- Child pornography
- Child sexual abuse
- Clergy sexual abuse
- Coach and sports sexual abuse
- College and university sexual assault
- Competitive cheerleading sexual abuse
- Elder sexual abuse
- Foster care abuse
- Hate crimes
- Internet sexual abuse
- Juvenile probation camp sexual assault
- Massage spa sexual assault
- Physician sexual abuse
- Revenge porn
- Rideshare sexual assault
- School sexual abuse
- Sex with minors
- Spousal rape
- Workplace sexual assault
This is not a comprehensive list of every type of case that we can handle. We can help if you are a victim of any type of sex crime in Bakersfield. Discuss your case in detail with one of our attorneys today during a free and confidential case review to find out if we’re the right fit for you.
Contact a Bakersfield Sexual Assault Lawyer Today
You have rights as a sexual assault survivor in Bakersfield. We can represent you in the pursuit of justice with personalized legal strategies and outstanding customer service. Our compassionate sexual assault lawyers will be here for you while you tell your story. Contact Manly, Stewart & Finaldi today to request a case evaluation. We have the answers that you need. Call (800) 700-8450 to reach our West Coast office.