VISALIA COUNTY CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE ATTORNEY
MICHAEL REHM - (800) 978-0754
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 Visalia, Tulare, Porterville and throughout Tulare County.
In California, recent changes to the statute of limitations for civil claims of child sex abuse have led to a wave of lawsuits against teachers and other school personnel. The new laws, which went into effect in January 2020, have resulted in a surge of cases being filed against educators accused of sexually abusing students decades ago. While many of these suits are pending, some have already resulted in significant settlements for the alleged victims. Considering these developments, it is clear that child sex abuse by teachers is a severe problem that continues to significantly impact the lives of those affected. If you were sexually abused as a child and are wondering if you have a claim, Attorney Michael Rehm can help. For a free and confidential consultation, contact him today at (800) 978-0754 .
California Child Victims Act
The California Child Victims Act (CCVA) is a law that provides legal recourse for victims of child sex abuse. Under the CCVA, victims of child sex abuse can file a civil lawsuit regardless of when the abuse occurred for a limited period of time. The CCVA also raises the statute of limitations for filing a civil lawsuit to age 40.
What You Need to Know About Holding a School Liable for Child Sexual Abuse
Schools can be held liable for an employee's sexual abuse of a child. In fact, under the law, schools have a duty to protect their students from foreseeable harm, including sexual abuse. If a school employee sexually abuses a student and the school knew or should have known that the employee was a danger to students, the school can be liable for negligence.
For example, let us say that a teacher has a history of sexually harassing students but was never formally disciplined for it. If that teacher then goes on to sexually abuse a student, the school could be held liable because it knew or should have known that the teacher was dangerous but failed to take steps to protect students from him.
Of course, proving that the school was negligent can be difficult. It will likely require obtaining records and other documentation that may be hard to come by. That is why collaborating with an experienced attorney can help you gather the evidence you need to build a compelling case is essential.
Contact The Law Office of Michael Rehm for Assistance
If you or someone you know was sexually abused as a child in California, please contact us today to schedule a free consultation. Our team of experienced attorneys will review your case and help you determine if you have grounds to file a civil lawsuit. We believe that perpetrators of child sex abuse should be held accountable for their actions, regardless of how much time has passed since the abuse occurred. Tulare County Child Sex Abuse Victim Lawyer Michael Rehm is here to help and prepared to fight for you. Contact The Law Office of Michael Rehm today at (800) 978-0754 , consultations are always confidential, your identity will remain privileged, and many times if a lawsuit ensures, the legal matter will be filed as John or Jane Doe, so your identity will be shielded from public view even if legal proceedings are initiated.
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