School Sexual Abuse Lawyer Shasta County
Shasta County has 110 schools and thousands of students in grades K-12. School districts are responsible for the safety of these students and must safeguard them with actions such as proper employee hiring procedures and child supervision. If a school district fails to uphold these duties, resulting in a heinous crime such as sexual abuse against a student, the district could be legally responsible for the student’s damages.
If you or your child is a survivor of sexual abuse at a public school in Shasta County, California, the lawyers at Manly, Stewart & Finaldi may be able to help. Contact us at (800) 700-8450 today for a confidential initial case review.
Why Choose Us?
- You can benefit from our years of experience. Our founder and managing partner, Attorney John C. Manly has represented sexual abuse clients for over 25 years.
- You will have the full attention of an attorney from Manly, Stewart & Finaldi, with tailored legal strategies uniquely suited to match your needs and goals.
- You can rest assured in our talents and abilities, with a long track record of successfully securing positive results for sexual abuse and assault survivors.
When to Contact a Sexual Abuse Lawyer
We understand how hard it can be to talk to anyone about the sexual abuse you suffered at a school in Shasta County – especially an attorney you do not know. Yet we also know how important it can be to you and your future if you come forward with your story and seek justice. We treat all cases with the highest standards of confidentiality so you can feel safe and comfortable discussing things with one of our lawyers. We encourage childhood sexual abuse survivors to contact our lawyers as soon as they can about cases against school districts in Shasta County. That way, we can get to work on litigating the case right away.
One of the perks of bringing a lawsuit against a party in Shasta County for your school sexual abuse is the possibility of obtaining financial compensation. While we know an award will not make up for the severe damages you suffered, it could help you and your family pay for related losses, including ongoing therapy costs. A settlement or judgment award could compensation for:
- Past and future medical bills
- Emotional pain and suffering
- The costs of hiring an attorney
- Lost wages from staying home from work
- Lost enjoyment of life
- Punitive or exemplary damages
Cases involving gross misconduct such as child sexual abuse often receive punitive damage awards from judges in California. This type of award comes in addition to compensatory damages as a way of punishing the defendant for wrongful acts. One of our attorneys at Manly, Stewart & Finaldi can help you fight for punitive damages as part of a fair recovery amount.
What the New Law in California Means if You Are a Survivor of Sexual Assault While at a Public School
The recent enactment of AB-218 changes things for childhood sexual abuse survivors who wish to bring claims against public school districts for their abuse. AB-218 did away with the requirement to file these types of claims under the state’s Government Tort Claim Act. While a previous law did the same thing for people with cases after January 1st, 2009, AB-218 relieves the requirement for people with abuse that occurred before January 1st, 2009. Under AB-218, claimants no longer have to abide by the tight deadline of just 6 to 12 months to bring their lawsuits.
Speak to an Attorney Near You Now
The lawyers at Manly, Stewart & Finaldi keep up with all the latest laws and statutes regarding childhood sexual abuse claims against public school districts in California. We can help you navigate all applicable laws and steer your case toward the best possible results when going up against a district in Shasta County. Begin your case with a free, 100% confidential evaluation at our local law firm. Request a meeting online or speak to an attorney now at (800) 700-8450.