School Sexual Abuse Lawyer Contra Costa County
If you are a survivor of student sexual abuse at one of the 285 schools in Contra Costa County, the lawyers at Manly, Stewart & Finaldi can help. Our law firm has attorneys with over 25 years of experience representing sexual abuse and assault clients. Attorney John C. Manly and the rest of our law firm may be able to help you bring a claim against a school district and/or other defendants in pursuit of justice and financial relief for school sexual abuse. Call (800) 700-8450 today to request a free legal consultation about your case or that of your minor child.
Why Clients Choose Us
- We have more than 25 years of experience helping clients bring sexual assault claims and lawsuits in California.
- We work hard to achieve our clients’ goals for their cases. Our lawyers have obtained over $2 billion in settlements and verdicts.
- We have award-winning attorneys who work tirelessly to obtain the best possible results for each client.
- We only take sexual abuse and assault cases, giving us in-depth knowledge and extensive experience in this practice area.
Ways a Sexual Abuse Lawyer Can Help
Hiring an attorney to represent you in a sexual abuse case against a school in Contra Costa County could give you an edge during insurance negotiations – especially if the defendant is a powerful institution such as a school district. Your lawyer will not allow the other side of the case to take advantage of you during your claim, no matter how large the defendant is in your case. We have gone up against some of the largest school districts in the nation. You can benefit from numerous legal services from our attorneys.
- Identifying the defendant(s)
- Filling out claims paperwork
- Answering your legal questions
- Adhering to important deadlines
- Protecting your identity
- Communicating with the other side on your behalf
- Negotiating a fair case outcome
- Bringing your case to court if necessary
Our lawyers have enough experience to handle even the most complex school sexual abuse lawsuits. We accept cases involving teacher sexual abuse, coach and sports sexual abuse, sexual hazing, online sexual harassment and more. An attorney from Manly, Stewart & Finaldi can guide you through complicated legal processes while you concentrate on healing.
New Law in California Affects Sexual Assault Survivors From Public Schools
Cases against public schools for sexual abuse and assault historically involved a unique challenge: under the California Government Tort Claims law, claimants had to bring their lawsuits within six months (or one year in certain cases) from the date of the last incident of abuse, if it occurred before January 1st, 2009. Today, however, the passing of Assembly Bill 218 erased this hurdle.
Now, claimants with applicable cases no longer have to obey the strict time limit for government tort claims as of January 1st, 2020. It is still important, however, to contact an attorney from our law firm expediently for swift action against the at-fault school district in Contra Costa County. Working quickly could lead to a stronger case with more available evidence of the defendant’s negligence or fault for student sexual abuse.
Damages Available in California
We know the main goal behind bringing a sexual abuse lawsuit is not merely financial for most clients. You deserve justice and closure for your traumatic experience. Yet we also understand how much financial stability could help you and your family during this trying time. Assistance from our lawyers could result in payment for many different damages related to your school sexual abuse trauma, including prescription medications, therapy costs, physical pain, emotional suffering, psychological harm and lost quality of life. You could also be eligible for punitive damages from the school district for gross negligence or intent to harm.
Contact a Contra Costa County School Sex Abuse Lawyer
Going up against a school district in Contra Costa County by yourself could result in accepting less than your case is worth. It could also be difficult to understand the confusing aspects of liability in a school sex abuse case. Do not risk your future by making the mistake of going it alone. Retain a sexual abuse plaintiff’s attorney from Manly, Stewart & Finaldi for professional assistance. Our lawyers know how to fight for clients in cases against schools, school districts and other educational institutions. We may be able to help you with your claim. Contact us today to start with a free consultation.