School Sexual Abuse Lawyer West Contra Costa Unified School District
At Manly, Stewart & Finaldi, protecting the rights of sexual abuse and assault survivors is all we do. Our founder and managing partner, Attorney John C. Manly, has spent over 25 years sharpening his abilities to represent survivors of sexual assault to become a national leader in this practice area. If you or someone you love has suffered this egregious wrongdoing at a school in the West Contra Costa Unified School District in California, contact us to schedule a free consultation. You may be eligible for financial relief.
Why Choose Us?
- Our attorneys care about clients and always aim to meet their goals.
- Our law firm has the case results to prove our commitment to success.
- Our attorneys have obtained over $2 billion in past settlements and verdicts.
- Our lawyers treat each case with the highest standards of confidentiality.
- Our lawyers do not fear going up against major school districts on behalf of clients.
When to Confide in an Attorney
It is important to hire a lawyer as soon as you realize you wish to file a civil claim against the West Contra Costa Unified School District for student sexual abuse. From the beginning, an attorney can guide you through the correct steps toward bringing a claim and fighting for fair compensation. Legal help from Manly, Stewart & Finaldi could bring you the results you need, along with ease of mind while an award-winning team handles your claim on your behalf. The sooner you speak to an attorney, the stronger your case against a school district could be.
Compensation for Abuse Survivors
As someone who suffered sexual abuse or assault by a teacher in West Contra Costa Unified, we know your only goal in seeking legal counsel is not financial relief. While a compensatory award could certainly help you and your family, you may wish to out your perpetrator and hold a negligent school district accountable for the wrongdoing. During a free consultation with one of our attorneys, we can give you a fair idea of what your case could be worth financially.
- Past and future medical expenses, including medication and therapy costs.
- Lost income or earning capacity, if you had to miss work due to the abuse.
- Any money you spent procuring a lawyer or taking your case to court.
- Emotional losses, including pain, suffering and mental anguish.
- Punitive damages, to punish the defendant(s) for misconduct.
Your goals are our goals at Manly, Stewart & Finaldi. We will work closely with you to identify what you wish to achieve with a civil lawsuit, whether it is a fast settlement or to maximize compensation for your economic and noneconomic losses. Then, our lawyers will work around the clock to make your goals a reality.
California Historically Treated Claims Against Public School Districts Differently
The passing of AB-218 into law has changed the way California civil courts handle claims against public school districts for childhood sexual assault. In the past, claimants had to abide by the strict rules of the California Government Tort Claims Act – including a six-month deadline on most claims. Failing to bring a claim within six months after the last date of abuse could previously mean no right to file at all.
AB-218, however, has amended the law so that student sexual abuse survivors now have more time – until age 40 – to bring their claims. A law in 2008 made a similar exception, but only for claimants whose abuse occurred on or after January 1st, 2009. AB-218 extends the exception to all childhood sexual assault survivors, including those with cases of abuse documented before January 1st, 2009. Speak to a lawyer with years of experience at Manly, Stewart & Finaldi right away if you think you may have a case.
Work With Experienced School Sexual Abuse Attorneys
Retaining a lawyer from our law firm could give you many benefits, including having an attorney with decades of legal experience presiding over your case. The counsel you receive from one of our lawyers could make all the difference to your case. Your attorney can help you identify defendants, bring your claim on time and help you prove the West Contra Costa Unified School District’s fault for your damages. Learn more about your claim today by calling (800) 700-8450 or contacting us online.