SAN JOSE CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE ATTORNEY
MICHAEL REHM - (408) 489-2007
Providing representation to victims of School/Teacher/Counselor/Coach sexual assault, Clergy/Pastor/Priest childhood sexual abuse, Boy Scouts sexual abuse, and other institutional abuse matters in Santa Clara County CA.
If you or someone you love has been sexually abused, it can be difficult to know what to do next. You may feel confused by the situation and unsure of where to turn. If you've decided you want to move forward with a civil claim, it is vital that you seek out a child sexual abuse attorney who can guide you through this process in a patient and compassionate way. A skilled attorney will take the time necessary to listen carefully to your story so they know how best to represent you in court or mediation proceedings. They will also be able to explain all your options and support you in every step along this journey toward recovery from sexual abuse. Attorney Michael Rehm knows what it takes to advocate for victims in and out of the courtroom. For a free and confidential consultation, contact The Law Office of Michael Rehm today at (800) 978-0754
California Public Records Act
Civil lawsuits are often expensive, time-consuming, and stressful. It's no surprise, then, that the majority of civil claims are settled before they ever make it to trial. The California Public Records Act (PRA) has made the settlement process even easier in some ways. The PRA was established to promote transparency and accountability. It requires many government and public organizations to provide public access to records and documents to anyone who requests it. In the case of a lawsuit for sexual abuse against a teacher and/or a school, for example, any individual should be able to request a teacher's disciplinary record.
If there is a record that shows prior discipline of the teacher for similar allegations, or several complaints of the same type of behavior, this might lead the school district to settle with the survivor before a lawsuit is ever even initiated. It is a powerful tool that is akin to conducting discovery, but without ever having filed a lawsuit.
Why Is The School Responsible For a Teacher's Behavior?
In many circumstances, a school and/or the district can be held responsible for a teacher's behavior. The school is responsible for hiring and retaining their employees, and they must ensure that they are keeping their students safe. When they don't do their due diligence in this regard, the school is often guilty of negligent retention.
Contact Attorney Michael Rehm
Child sexual abuse is a serious crime that can have a life-long impact on any child, and someone should be held accountable. In addition to the individual accusers, the institutions that protect them are just as responsible. If you or someone you love experienced child sexual abuse, San Jose School Sexual Abuse Attorney Michael Rehm can help. He handles all his cases with compassion and patience. For a free and confidential consultation, contact The Law Office of Michael Rehm today at (408) 489-2007.