Swift Action When A Bond Of Trust Is Violated
Schools are meant to be a safe haven for children. They should be able to attend their classes and participate in school-related activities without fear that an adult responsible for providing them with an education will take advantage of them. Sadly, teacher/student sexual abuse has become an epidemic throughout the United States.
If your child is a victim of sexual abuse at his or her school, our Southern California personal injury attorneys at Schimmel & Parks, APLC, are able to represent survivors of sexual assault and sexual abuse. We are dedicated to recovering compensation for those who have been harmed by a teacher or a staff member at an academic institution. With more than seven decades of collective experience, we understand what it takes to obtain the most favorable results possible.
California Statute Of Limitations For Civil Childhood Sexual Abuse Claims
The state of California imposes a statute of limitations – or time limit – on when civil cases seeking damages for sexual assault and sexual abuse can be filed. Children who survived sexual abuse must start legal proceedings in civil court within eight years of reaching the age of majority or within three years from the date they discover – or should have reasonably discovered – the psychological injury as a result of sexual abuse.
Owners of the institution employing the molester may be liable if they knew or had reason to know the individual was dangerous. The injury suffered by you and your child should not go without justice.
Do Not Hesitate To Speak With Us Today
Schimmel & Parks, APLC, understands that recovering from sexual abuse can take a lifetime to accomplish. While no amount of money can take away you and your child’s pain, we are here to provide you with the compassionate support, guidance and representation required to ensure that you are financially compensated for your suffering.
To learn more, or to speak with an attorney, contact us today. You can call our firm at 818-464-5061 or reach us online. We’re here to answer your questions and address your concerns.