School Sexual Abuse Lawyer San Bernardino County
Sexual abuse at school can impact a student for life. Survivors of school sexual abuse can experience related issues as adults, such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety. At Manly, Stewart & Finaldi, we want to help abuse survivors take back their lives. We work hard in pursuit of justice for our clients, taking all the steps necessary to hold the responsible parties accountable. We are not afraid of taking on a school district in San Bernardino County. If you wish to discuss your case for free and in confidence with an attorney, contact us today.
Why Choose Our Firm?
- We have attorneys recognized throughout the nation as premier legal advocates serving the needs of sexual abuse survivors.
- We have effectively represented over 100 clients who suffered school sexual abuse in California, with impressive case results.
- We have a founder and managing partner, Attorney John C. Manly, who has successfully represented sexual assault survivors for over 25 years.
Why You Need a Lawyer in San Bernardino County
At Manly, Stewart & Finaldi, we have dedicated our professional lives to advocating for survivors’ rights. We know it is not easy for survivors to come forward and fight for their rights. That is why we provide a full list of services for our clients.
- Incident investigation
- Evidence collection
- Identity protection
- Insurance negotiation
- Document preparation
- Claims filing
- Settlement negotiation
- Sexual abuse trial representation
We can take care of all the steps and processes it will take to have your story heard in San Bernardino County. You can focus on spending time with your family and healing while we handle everything else.
What AB-218 Means If You Were a Sexual Assault Survivor While Attending a Public School
AB-218 is a bill recently passed into law in California. It is a groundbreaking law for sexual assault survivors from public schools who now may be able to bring their claims even with a passed statute of limitations. Prior to AB-218, childhood sexual abuse survivors had either 6 or 12 months to file tort claims against public school districts and other government entities in California if the abuse occurred before January 1st, 2009. After the enactment of AB-218, however, survivors who previously missed their deadlines may now be able to file lawsuits.
Seek counsel from the lawyers at Manly, Stewart & Finaldi as soon as possible if you have experienced childhood sexual assault while a student at a public school in San Bernardino County. This county has 573 total schools with thousands of students. Coming forward with your story could hold the school district accountable and potentially bring real change on an institutional level. Our lawyers have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars against school districts for abuse survivors.
At Manly, Stewart & Finaldi, we know clients do not seek our assistance purely for financial compensation. Sexual abuse survivors deserve justice and closure for the harm they suffered. However, we also know how important a financial award could be for an individual and his or her family. We work hard to obtain top compensatory awards for our clients.
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Mental or psychological anguish
- Prescription medications
- Therapy or rehabilitation
- Punitive damages
- Legal costs and attorney’s fees
The amount a school district may owe you for facilitating student sexual abuse could give you a future of financial stability. Our lawyers can accurately evaluate your case and give you an idea of what it might be worth. Then, we can work tirelessly to secure the compensation your losses demand.
Speak to a School Sexual Abuse Lawyer Today
Protecting your rights as a survivor of school sexual abuse in San Bernardino County takes help from an attorney. Hiring a lawyer can take the legal burden off your shoulders and allow you to focus on more important things. An attorney can help you take a stand against the teacher, administrator, school, school district and/or other parties who may have contributed to your harm. Start your case with a free and confidential consultation at Manly, Stewart & Finaldi. Please contact us today.