School Sexual Abuse Lawyer Stanislaus County
Student sexual abuse in public schools is a terrible yet sadly common crime. School districts in Stanislaus County, California often fail to report complaints of sexual misconduct by teachers and other employees, allowing for the perpetuation of this unthinkable wrongdoing. At Manly, Stewart & Finaldi, we are passionate about bringing sex offenders and public school districts to justice for facilitating abuse.
If you or your child is a survivor of school sexual abuse in Stanislaus County, please contact us. Our law firm is currently accepting public school sexual abuse lawsuits throughout California. An initial consultation with one of our lawyers will be free and entirely confidential. Call (800) 700-8450 today.
Why Clients Trust Our Law Firm
- Our founder, John C. Manly, has been successfully representing survivors of school sexual assault for over 25 years.
- Our law firm exclusively accepts sexual abuse and assault cases, giving us in-depth knowledge of this practice area.
- Our lawyers always carefully protect our clients’ identities and maintain the highest standards of care when working on cases.
- Our award-winning lawyers have collectively obtained over $2 billion in case results for past clients.
When to Speak to an Attorney
Suffering from sexual abuse as a student in Stanislaus County could lead to a lifetime of emotional distress and other negative repercussions. At Manly, Stewart & Finaldi, we work hard to help survivors regain their lives. We are not afraid to go up against powerful institutions such as public school districts on behalf of our clients in pursuit of positive results. When you are ready to confide in someone confidentially about your experience and go up against your perpetrator in a court of law, please contact us. We can keep your identity safe during your entire claim if desired.
California Historically Treated Claims Against Public School Districts Differently Than the Same Cases Against Private Entities
Public schools are under the government’s jurisdiction. As such, they fall under the regulations of the California Tort Claims Act. This act places restrictions on claims against the government, imposing 6- to 12-month deadlines on when plaintiffs can bring claims. Under this act, survivors of childhood sexual assaults had just six months from the last abuse incident, in most cases, to file their lawsuits. Missing this deadline generally meant losing any right to recovery.
In 2008, the California Legislature passed a bill that waived the strict statute of limitations for childhood sexual assault survivors – but only if their abuse occurred after January 1st, 2009. Finally, lawmakers passed Assembly Bill 218 in 2019, which changed the law to do away with the government tort claim requirement on assaults that occurred before January 1st, 2009. Under AB-218, you will no longer have to abide by the tort claim requirement as a survivor of childhood sexual assault by a teacher, administrator or another employee at a public school in Stanislaus County, regardless of when the assault occurred.
One of the many reasons to bring a claim against a school district in Stanislaus County for student sexual abuse is to obtain a financial award for your losses. The defendant(s) in your case could owe you compensation for your medical bills, physical pain, mental anguish and any other impacts to your life you suffered because of the sexual abuse. One of our lawyers can help you accurately evaluate your lawsuit.
Do Not Hesitate to Contact a Sexual Abuse Lawyer
Do not risk your future by failing to hire an attorney to represent you during a school sexual abuse case in California. A lawyer can help you with each aspect of your lawsuit, from naming the correct defendant to negotiating for fair compensation, even if that takes going to trial. A lawyer from Manly, Stewart & Finaldi could optimize your odds of a successful lawsuit. Please contact us to learn more about your specific claim. Initial consultations with an attorney from our firm are always free and private.