School Sexual Abuse Lawyer Orange County
If you or someone you love is a survivor of Orange County school sexual abuse in California, the lawyers at Manly, Stewart & Finaldi can help. We focus our practice exclusively on sexual assault and abuse cases. We are plaintiff’s attorneys who are 100% committed to obtaining top results for serious cases such as those involving student sexual abuse. Please contact us today to schedule a private consultation with one of our attorneys in Orange County.
Why Choose Us?
- Our lawyers have over 25 years of experience handling cases of all types of sexual assault, including abuse occurring in schools, youth groups, summer camps and sports organizations.
- Our attorneys have proudly represented more than 100 survivors of school sexual abuse in California, with dozens of positive case results proving our commitment to the great outcomes.
- Our firm believes no case is too challenging. We are not afraid to stand up to major educational institutions, including some of the nation’s largest school districts.
Do You Need a School Sexual Abuse Lawyer?
Going up against a school district in Orange County for school sexual abuse can be difficult without help from a lawyer. You might not fully understand your rights or related laws, including the statute of limitations on bringing these claims. A lawyer can handle the complex legal aspects of your sexual abuse case while you concentrate on more important things, such as seeking professional help for the emotional damages you may have suffered from childhood sexual abuse.
Civil Lawsuits Against School Districts for Childhood Sexual Assault No Longer Treated Differently Than Lawsuits Against Private Entities
Historically, childhood sexual abuse survivors only had 6 months, or sometimes 12, to bring civil lawsuits against government agencies – including school districts – where their abuse occurred. The Tort Claims Act in California imposed this requirement on survivors who suffered abuse prior to January 1st, 2009. In 2008, lawmakers amended this requirement for tort claims against the government, but only for conduct that occurred on or after January 1st, 2009.
Now, a new law has remedied the short time limit for survivors of sexual abuse in school districts. AB-218 has done away with the deadline for childhood sexual abuse survivors, even for assaults that occurred before January 1st, 2009. AB-218 takes effect on January 1st, 2020, and will allow survivors who suffered abuse from teachers, administrators, volunteers or employees of a public school district to bring claims without the Tort Claim Act requirement.
When to Speak to an Attorney
It is important to seek legal advice expediently from the lawyers at Manly, Stewart & Finaldi as a survivor of childhood sexual assault who wishes to seek compensation for this harm. Although AB-218 gives sexual abuse survivors more time to go up against public schools, it is still in your best interest to act quickly. Taking prompt action against at-fault parties in Orange County could allow you to build a strong case using preserved evidence and accounts that are still clear in your mind.
Taking prompt action could also shed light on sexual abuse or assault within schools in your community – potentially saving other children from similar harm. Holding an Orange County school district responsible for allowing student sexual abuse to occur could lead to rule and policy changes that aim to prevent this terrible crime in the future. The sooner you contact an attorney from Manly, Stewart & Finaldi, the stronger your civil claim could be. Do not hesitate to call (800) 700-8450 when you are ready to move forward with your school sex abuse lawsuit in Orange County.
Contact Our Law Firm Today
Manly, Stewart & Finaldi provides unique counseling to survivors of school sexual abuse. We have years of experience handling these claims and these claims alone. Our attorneys can be here for you during the claims process, explaining your rights and protecting your privacy, even if your case needs to go to trial. If you experienced sexual abuse at a school in Orange County, contact us for advice, no matter how long ago it was. Call (800) 700-8450 to request a free consultation today.