Lawyers Handling Childhood Sexual Abuse Claims In California
ADDITIONAL TIME TO FILE CLAIMS FOR LONG AGO SEXUAL ABUSE
BREAKING NEWS: California has just granted additional time for victims of child sexual abuse to file a legal claim. On October 13, 2019, the Assembly passed a new law signed by Governor Gavin Newsom. Assembly Bill 218 provides that survivors of childhood sexual abuse, irrespective of how long ago the abuse occurred or how old they are today, have three years to file a lawsuit – for what occurred long ago.
How The New California Law Impacts Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivors
The new law provides sexual assault victims more time to file lawsuits against their accusers and the organizations their accusers worked for. Three years. You can now bring a claim even if the abuse happened when you were a child or teenager. We believe the new California Sexual Abuse Law will result in thousands of new claims. The new California law allows long ago childhood sexual assault victims to now obtain compensation for assaults that occurred long ago.
The law firm of Nadrich & Cohen is representing sexual abuse survivors including against the Catholic Church, Boy Scouts of America, Mormon Church, and any other organization which enabled child abuse. Even if this happened 20 or 40 years ago, we can now help you and make a claim. The law allows for compensation for abuse that happened decades before.
If you are a childhood sexual abuse survivor, contact the attorneys of Nadrich & Cohen for a free, confidential case evaluation. Let us advise you of your legal rights and legal options under California law. Contact us today for a free, confidential consultation by calling 1-800-718-4658, using the live chat feature or completing the contact form on this page.
How To Make A Childhood Sexual Abuse Claim Under The New California Law
Please contact our law offices today. Our legal teams already have hundreds of cases against the Catholic church, Boy Scouts and other organizations, religious and otherwise, who assaulted and sexually abused children. We are outraged of the loss of self esteem which occurs to someone sexually assaulted by a person in a position of trust and authority. We know from our clients that these injuries can last a lifetime. We are attorneys who specialize in childhood sexual abuse survivors. Together with our partners we have hundreds of cases throughout California and the United States.
Our attorneys are representing victims of the following:
- Child Sexual Abuse
- Boy Scouts Sexual Abuse
- Clergy Abuse
- Sexual Abuse by a Caregiver
- Sexual Abuse In Sports Teams
- AYSO Soccer Sexual Abuse
- Gymnastics Sexual Abuse
- Private School Sexual Abuse
- Public School Sexual Abuse
- Boys & Girls Clubs Sexual Abuse
California Attorneys Handling Sexual Abuse Cases On A Contingency
Our law firm is handling childhood sexual abuse cases on a contingency basis. It will never cost you a penny for us to help you. If you are an adult survivor of childhood sexual abuse you now have a claim. Before this Assembly Bill, you did not have a claim. Please contact us today to learn more about your legal rights and legal options. We charge a percentage of what we recover only if we make a recovery. If we do not make a recovery you owe us nothing. Contact us today for a free, confidential consultation by calling 1-800-718-4658, using the live chat feature or completing the contact form on this page.
Why Hire Us?
Because we and our partners have handled these cases for decades. We also have offices to meet you throughout California. We understand sexual abuse and the trauma it inflicts. We have access to the Boy Scouts perversion files that were previously secretly held. We will bring a claim against those who allowed or enabled the sexual abuse to occur. We have partnered up with lawyers from other states who also have significant experience helping abuse survivors including claims against Catholic church, Boy Scouts, and many religious organizations including the Mormon church.
The law firm of Nadrich & Cohen and its legal teams have successfully handled to conclusion numerous sexual abuse cases and have recovered over $100,000,000 on behalf of sexual abuse victims.
If you are a childhood sexual abuse survivor, call our office today for a 100% free and confidential consultation. Call us at 1-800-718-4658.
What Constitutes Sexual Abuse?
Sexual abuse can be anything intended to sexually stimulate the predator or any third party. It can be inappropriate touching, verbal harassment, child pornography or actual sexual assault. It can occur once or many times.
We have assisted sexual abuse clients throughout California, including in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Modesto, Fresno, Tracy, Palm Desert and beyond. If you or a loved one has been sexually abused while at the workplace or under the care of an institution, church, school, organization or sports team, contact us today by calling 1-800-718-4658, use the live chat feature or complete the contact form on this page.
Types of Sexual Abuse Cases Our Law Firm Handles
Child Sexual Abuse
“Self-report studies show that 20% of adult females and 5-10% of adult males recall a childhood sexual assault or sexual abuse incident” – victimsofcrime.org
This occurs when a foster parent, school teacher, priest or an adult sexually abuses a child. This includes any physical domination which may occur between an adult and a child.
If you, your child, or a loved one was a victim of some type of sexual abuse contact us today by either completing the online form on the right or by calling a case intake specialist at 1-800-718-4658. We truly understand the sensitivity of the situation for you or your child.
Boy Scouts Sexual Abuse
Our legal teams are currently representing Boy Scouts who were abused while participating in a scouting activity. Most Boy Scout abuse victims were abused by a scout leader or adult chaperone. Boy Scouts of America (BSA) knew for decades of abuse by some of its scoutmasters, and yet took no action to protect its members.
In fact, Boy Scouts of America long ago began compiling details of sexual abuse of scout participants by scout leaders, chaperones and volunteers. The compendium of abuse reports and allegations is commonly referred to as the “perversion files.” The perversion files were compiled internally by BSA and contain details of approximately 7800 individuals suspected of having sexually abused Boy Scout participants.
If you were sexually abused by a scout leader or volunteer while participating in Boy Scouts, contact the attorneys of Nadrich & Cohen today for a free, confidential consultation by calling 1-800-718-4658.
We have seen numerous cases of sexual abuse by clergy members during church outings, church activities, church events, on-site visits, etc. There are sexual predators out there and we will protect our clients from them. If you or a loved one was or is a victim of any kind of clergy abuse please call us at 1-800-718-4658 to have a confidential conversation with a case intake specialist.
Sexual Abuse by a Caregiver
Many sexual abuse cases occur involving children and their sports coaches, day care, hospitals, residential care facilities, etc. In other words: adults the children know and trust. This could be coaches, caregivers, neighbors, etc. You never know.
If you, a loved one or your child was the victim of any type of caregiver abuse please call us today. Your call is confidential and we can provide you with the resources you need.
Sexual Abuse In Sports Teams
Studies show that between 2 and 8 percent of athletes are victims of sexual abuse within a sporting context. It seems that elite young athletes are more likely to experience sexual abuse than their lower-level peers. A 2008 study showed that 98% of these cases are perpetrated by coaches, teachers or instructors.
AYSO Soccer Sexual Abuse
A former AYSO coast in Lancaster, California, Renoir Vincent Valenti, was sentenced to 130 years in prison after he was found guilty of molesting 15 boys over a 17 year time period. At least five civil lawsuits have already been filed against Valenti.
Youth soccer should be an environment where our children have fun and learn valuable life lessons about teamwork, competition, etc. It should not be an environment where our children’s lives are forever scarred by sexual predators.
Call us today at 1-800-718-4658 if you or a loved one was a victim of AYSO soccer sexual abuse. We know what a difficult, sensitive situation this can be for you and your child, and we will do whatever it takes to ensure that you and your child obtain justice.
Gymnastics Sexual Abuse
Over 368 people have been sexually abused “by gym owners, coaches, and staff working for gymnastics programs across the country” over the past two decades. Larry Nassar has been sentenced to a combined 140 to 360 years in prison after he was accused of sexual assault by over 265 women. A nine month investigation found that “predatory coaches were allowed to move from gym to gym, undetected by a lax system of oversight, or dangerously passed on by USA Gymnastics-certified gyms.” Nassar has since been named in hundreds of lawsuits.
If you or a loved one was a victim of sexual abuse while participating in gymnastics, contact Nadrich & Cohen today to speak with an attorney who has experience and a history of success handling childhood sexual abuse cases. Your phone call will be strictly confidential, and we understand the sensitive nature of these cases. Call us now at 1-800-718-4658.
Private School Sexual Abuse
You’ve sent your child to a private school. This may have cost you a ton of money. You’ve sent your child to a private school because you expect your child to receive the best possible education there. Instead, you find out your child has been sexually abused there. This nightmare scenario is all too plausible in today’s world.
Our educators are granted with the monumentally important task of developing our youth into the successful workers and leaders of tomorrow. It is an especially horrific crime when our educators shirk this responsibility and instead abuse their position by abusing our children. Nadrich & Cohen, LLP feels nothing but the strongest contempt for these predators and will fight aggressively to help these predators’ victims seek justice.
Contact us now by completing the contact form on this page, if you or a loved one was a victim of sexual abuse at a private school. We have the experience, willpower and knowledge to obtain justice and the largest possible monetary recoveries for victims of this despicable crime.
Public School Sexual Abuse
Public school employees are the backbone of our educational system. Not only are they entrusted with the lives, safety and development of our children, but they’re paid with taxpayer money. This makes it especially contemptible when these employees sexually abuse our children. A 2000 survey found that around 290,000 students had been sexually abused by public school employees from 1991 to 2000, and a 2004 study found that almost 10 percent of United States public school students had been targeted with sexual attention by employees of public schools.
Call us today at 1-800-718-4658 if you or a loved one was sexually abused by an employee of a public school. Let us put our many decades of legal experience to work for you to obtain you or your loved one the justice they deserve.
Boys & Girls Clubs Sexual Abuse
A recent six month investigation found over 250 victims, in 30 states, who claim to have suffered sexual abuse at the hands of “employees, volunteers and other members of Boys & Girls Clubs of America affiliates.” Children as young as six years old were raped and assaulted, and some of the victims were molested for years.
The parents of America trust Boys & Girls Clubs to essentially help raise their children after school when the parents are busy at work. It is terribly loathsome for those entrusted with this huge responsibility to abuse it by abusing children.
Call us today at 1-800-718-4658 if you or a loved one was sexually abused by someone affiliated with Boys & Girls Clubs of America. We will fight to the end to obtain justice for victims. We do not charge a fee for our services unless a recovery is made.
Day Care/After Care
Parents who rely on Day Care and After Care facilities should not have to worry about unsafe supervision. Young children who are sexually abused in day care and After Care facilities need to be protected. We are handling cases on behalf of young children and their parents against After Care and Day Care facilities.
Residential Care Group Homes
We are handling of sexual abuse victims by healthcare workers in Residential Care Group Homes who molest women in care facilities. Sexual abuse by healthcare workers in long term care and group homes is outrageous given the vulnerable state of residents. We have also had elderly clients who suffered abuse. The operators of these homes that hire home health workers and resident workers are responsible for the employment of workers to ensure the safety of residents/our clients. We handle these cases.
Sexual abuse has been reported in hundreds of cases in summer camps. We are handling these cases. Specifically, sleep away camps but also day camps. If your child was abused in a summer camp please contact us. Summer camp owners and management are liable for negligent supervision in supervising and hiring counselors in the first place when children are harmed.
In the wake of revelations about Harvey Weinstein there are a huge amount of sexual harassment victims through the entertainment industry who now feel they have the ability to share their plight. Sexual assault in entertainment includes actors, actresses, musicians, models and others. This type of sexual molestation includes inappropriate sexual touching all the way to rape. Victims maintain their silence out of fear of being blacklisted in the entertainment community. Sexual abuse in entertainment is a crime similar to other sexual crimes and perpetrators must be held liable for their actions. We are handling cases involving women who are sexually assaulted or molested in the entertainment industry.
Cruise Ships and Airlines
Sexual assault aboard cruise ships by employees has risen in a dramatic fashion. Cruise ship owners are obligated to keep passengers safe which means hiring employees with clean records and monitoring their vessels for misconduct. Sexual assault is the most frequent crime aboard cruise ships. We are handling sexual assault and molestation cases throughout the country involving women who are molested, assaulted and raped by cruise ship employees.
Damages We Can Recover
We file civil lawsuits on behalf of our clients (if we can’t first settle with confidentiality) to obtain monetary damages which include physical and emotional pain and suffering, lost wages, medical and psychiatric expenses. In some cases, when we can show that the employer knew of the misconduct and did nothing about it and kept the perpetrator employed we can recover punitive damages as well.
Remember, liability for sexual assault includes hospitals, churches, universities, Boy Scouts of America and other youth groups who we can and will hold liable for sexual assaults by their employees, supervisors and scout masters.
What rights do sexual abuse victims have in California?
Sexual abuse victims have the right to obtain justice. They have the right to a monetary recovery for what they have gone through. We know our clients have suffered long term damage and we will get everything they deserve in our battle with the companies and corporations which foster such abuse.
Experienced Lawyers Handling Sexual Abuse Lawsuits In California
We have decades of experience handling sexual abuse cases throughout California. We and our partners have seen numerous sexual abuse case scenarios involving caregivers, teachers, clergy, foster care and sports coaches, including at school events or school related activities.
Have you or a loved one been victimized by a sexual predator? If you want the best and most aggressive lawyers possible please contact our law firm. Our lawyers have the sensitivity, know how, aggressiveness and resources to get you the monetary recovery you deserve. We look at representing a sexual abuse victim as if we represent David (our client) v. Goliath (the abuser). For us, this is what a sexual abuse case is all about.
We take on all kinds of sexual abuse cases including abuse at school, by a sports coach, in the workplace environment, by a caregiver, by Boy Scout leaders, by foster care and, of course, clergy abuse cases. We handle these cases throughout California and nationwide.
Request A Free & Confidential Consultation
We are contingency lawyers so if we represent you it will never cost you anything out of pocket. We only charge a fee if we obtain a recovery and are actually paid against the wrongdoers. Contact us today by calling 1-800-718-4658, use the live chat feature or complete the contact form on this page.