School Sexual Abuse Attorney Solano County
A school district and all of its employees are responsible for the guidance and education of its students. Unfortunately, not all school districts take this responsibility seriously – leading to unimaginable crimes such as student sexual assault by teachers, coaches, volunteers and even other students. When sex crimes involving students occur, survivors have the right to file civil claims against the public school district.
If you are a survivor of school sexual abuse in Solano County, an attorney from Manly, Stewart & Finaldi could help you seek justice. We may be able to help you obtain financial recovery and a sense of closure from one or more at-fault parties in California. Please contact us today for more information.
Why Choose Our Firm?
- We have earned a reputation as America’s leading sexual abuse law firm.
- We handle all cases with the highest standards of privacy and respect.
- We have been in California’s Top 100 Attorneys and Super Lawyers.
- We have successfully represented more than 100 survivors of school sexual abuse.
- We have used our skills and resources to obtain outstanding results for past clients.
- We treat our clients how we would want lawyers to treat our family members.
Do You Need an Attorney?
The decision to hire an attorney to represent your school sexual abuse case against a district in Solano County could change the fate of your lawsuit. A lawyer from Manly, Stewart & Finaldi could strengthen your claim to damages, demanding fair results from all at-fault entities. Your lawyer will know how to communicate with the defendant(s) and negotiate for full compensation while you focus on healing. When you hire an attorney, you do not need to worry about any claim-related issues. Your lawyer can provide you with complete peace of mind throughout your case.
Is the School District Liable?
Most school sexual abuse and assault cases come down to school district liability for damages. Rather than the individual sex offender being the only party civilly liable, the employer – the school district – may be vicariously responsible for the actions of its teacher, employee or volunteer. A public school district in Solano County may be liable for your damages if one of its teachers or other staff members sexually assaulted you as a student, as well as if the school district itself should reasonably have done more to prevent the assault.
Lawsuits Against School Districts Historically Treated Differently in California
In cases where the school district is liable, previous California law made the rules of the Tort Claims Act apply. This meant survivors typically had six months – or sometimes, one year – to bring their claims, according to a strict statute of limitations. In 2008, a law took away this requirement, but only for cases of childhood sexual abuse that occurred after January 1st, 2009.
Under Assembly Bill 218, however, things are changing for survivors of sexual assault at public schools in California. AB-218 allows survivors with cases that occurred before January 1st, 2009 to file their claims without the government tort claims requirement. AB-218 taking effect means childhood sexual abuse survivors will no longer have such short statutes of limitations. It is still important, however, to seek legal counsel expediently from the professionals at our law firm, who have over more than 20 years of experience representing survivors of sexual assault.
Contact an Attorney About Your Case Today
An attorney from Manly, Stewart & Finaldi will know exactly how to handle your school sexual abuse case for the best possible results. We can investigate your sexual abuse incident, no matter how long ago it occurred, and help you build a case against both the perpetrator and a school district in Solano County for your losses. When you contact our firm for assistance, you do not need to worry about the fate of your claim. We will update you about your case every step of the way. Start with a free consultation when you call (800) 700-8450.