Case Barnett Law represents victims who have been both physically and sexually abused at school or church. Schools hold a special position of trust and when they allow a child to be harmed, they must answer to us.
Teachers, coaches, pastors, priests, coaches, school administrators, and other students may all be perpetrators of of child sex abuse in schools or churches. Sadly, children with special needs may be at increased risk of becoming victims of sexual abuse. We represent special needs children who deserve a law firm who will fight for them with compassion.
Schools Must Be Held Accountable
Parents have few options when it comes to where their children will go to school. Schools, therefore, have a special duty to provide a safe place where parents can trust that their child's needs will be met. Children and their parents should not have to worry about sexual abuse at school.
Schools are required, by law, to exercise a special degree of care and ensure the safety of their students. Teachers and staff must be properly trained. Additionally, there are strict rules about supervision. School districts are required to ensure that teachers and staff act appropriately. A school district can be held liable when a child is abused by a teacher or other staff member or when the school does not take the appropriate steps to keep children safe while they are at school.
It is important to hire an attorney who is experienced with suing school districts. Both the perpetrator of the abuse and the school who overlooked the incidents are often involved when a suit is filed.
How Do I Sue A California School?
When you sue a school, you are filing a claim against a government entity. This is an extremely complex process which means it is vital to hire only an attorney who is experience with physical and sexual abuse in a California school. School sex abuse cases generally have a short time period in which you can file a claim so it is imperative to hire an attorney immediately if you suspect your child is the victim of physical or sexual assault.
Types of Cases We Handle
- Sexual abuse in youth sports
- Sexual abuse in youth organizations
- Rape and sexual assault
- Sexual abuse in churches and religious organizations
Contact our Orange County Child Sexual Abuse Attorneys Today
The Orange County sexual abuse in schools attorneys at Case Barnett Law specialize in child injury law and have successfully won a number of cases involving sexual abuse in churches and schools. If your child has been sexually abused at school, contact a lawyer at (949) 861-2990 to learn more about how we can help your family.
A word of caution. We highly recommend you seek the help of an attorney before you file your claim with the school district. It is important that you are very careful when describing how an injury happened. Your description must put the government on notice of all possible theories of liability that you intend to pursue in your lawsuit. The courts are very strict about this rule and may not allow your claim to be pursued if it doesn't describe a particular theory of liability.