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Unveiling the Truth: Navigating Sexual Abuse Lawsuits in Southern California

Posted by Christopher Bulone | Mar 22, 2024 | 0 Comments

Taylor Dordick, Jane Doe, Michelle Dordick, and Gary Dordick- Jane Doe v. Fitzgerald
Taylor Dordick, Jane Doe, Michelle Dordick, and Gary Dordick- Jane Doe v. Fitzgerald $2.28 Billion Verdict

Today news broke of a High School Principal's arrest at Hoover High School in San Diego, California. He is accused of sending lewd pornographic images to a child. The 41 year old associate principal was also charged with possession of child pornography.  There is no crime more devastating and disturbing than the tragic instances of a child being deliberately hurt by the adults entrusted with keeping them safe.  Once an abuser reveals themselves as the type of person capable of a sexually abusing a child, our justice system allows a jury to consider that trait of character in deciding whether the accused committed other sexual abuses. Evidence Code 1108 EC. The idea being, if someone is evil enough to commit this sort of crime once, then they very likely had that same tendency on other occasions.

The lasting psychological effects on a sexually abused child are amongst the most profound and devasting damages that can be described from a witness stand. Last year our law firm won a more than 2.2 billion dollar award for a woman sexually abused as a child. Today our firm is representing a child raped by multiple of her classmates at an elementary school.

If a child is abused by a teacher in the state of California then the school and school district may be held civilly liable for the damages done if the victim's civil lawyers can prove that assault happened during the course of teacher's work or if school missed the signs it should have seen regarding the teacher's dangerous character and put him or her in a position to abuse. A sexual abuse case often becomes stressful and challenging, especially when an injured person or child is trying to recover from the harm caused by the abuse. This type of case also differs significantly from other personal injury cases, which our sexual abuse attorneys at Dordick Law Corporation understand.

There are particularly strict limits for the filing of a lawsuit against government entities like public schools. In many but not all cases, a very specific type of government claim must to be made within six month of the attack before a lawsuit may even be filed. That is why if you live in Southern California (Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Riverside, San Diego and surrounding areas) you need to contact us today at (310) 551-0949 to schedule a free consultation. We will discuss your case and advise on any possible legal action.

When an abuse happens it is important for the victim's loved ones to recognize the signs. Often a child becomes suddenly socially withdrawn and seems depressed. Girls often stop dressing like girls and behave in a way to appear more genderless. Often they will show the tragic signs of suicidal ideation in their drawings or journals. Children may develop insomnia, headaches, stomach aches nausea and sometimes early substance abuse.

Every abuse is tragic. But the tragedy should not be the end of the story. It is important to recognize the signs, counsel the victim and provide access to the best therapists. Our trial attorneys at Dordick Law Corporation are experienced in standing up for the victims of abuse, suffering with PTSD this can be a lifesaving resource, we are able to direct a child's care to skilled doctors and therapists.

When tragedy affects the ones we love, it is important to stand up against it. Our court system is there for exactly this purpose. Fighting for what's right helps to bring solace to the one's hurt. It also sends a powerful message for change needed to prevent the next child from becoming a victim.

Victims of sexual abuse can experience serious physical, emotional, and mental harm. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be debilitating. So, a sexual abuse personal injury claim in California can help a victim feel empowered. It helps them get the compensation they need to try to move forward with their lives and get the care they need to heal.

At Dordick Law Corporation, we will work to hold all parties responsible for their actions. Call us today at (310) 551-0949 or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation. We will answer your questions and advise you on your best legal options.

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