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Girls Rehabilitation Facility (GRF) San Diego Sexual Abuse Lawyer

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Were you or someone you know sexually abused while staying at the Girls Rehabilitation Facility in San Diego? GRF is a minimum-security youth detention center for females in San Diego, California. This is one of the smaller facilities in the state, with room for 50 girls between 13 to 17 years old. Tragically, many of these girls are subjected to acts of violence, including sexual assault. Even worse, most of the incidents are committed by employees of the San Diego County Probation Department – the very entity that’s supposed to protect them.

As a victim of sexual abuse, it’s essential to learn about your rights from an experienced attorney. Our law firm is available to speak with your 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so please give us a call to speak with a Girls Rehabilitation Facility sexual abuse lawyer.

Recent Lawsuit Filed by Former Juveniles in Los Angeles County

A lawsuit was filed against the County of Los Angeles in December 2022, involving allegations of sexual abuse by officers of the Los Angeles County Probation Department. The 359-page lawsuit was filed by almost 300 former residents of juvenile facilities throughout the county, and some of the incidents go back as far as the 1970s. According to the plaintiffs, guards and other facility employees repeatedly subjected them to sexual abuse in the form of grooming, fondling, rape, sodomy, and threats of additional time or violence if they reported the abuse.

If you are one of the countless victims who was sexually abused during your stay at GRF, it’s not too late to come forward and demand justice from the individuals that failed you. You too, can take legal action against your abuser and the county of San Diego with help from a sexual assault lawyer at our office. Taking that first step and speaking about what has happened to you will not be easy, but our law firm is with you every step of the way. We will fight tirelessly to recover the payment you are owed and make sure that the responsible parties are held accountable.

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Restitution for Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Assault

Victims of sexual abuse are entitled to economic and non-economic damages, which will compensate them for the financial and emotional losses they’ve had to endure. One of our attorneys can help you determine which damages you can ask for, but settlements from a childhood sexual abuse lawsuit usually include:

  • Medical expenses 
  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Legal fees
  • Punitive damages

Depending on the circumstances, you may also have a case for treble damages, which means you can receive three times the value of your settlement. This additional sum is awarded by the court if there was an intentional cover up of sexual abuse against a minor by an organization or individual. The tripling of damages is particularly relevant in cases involving public entities, like juvenile halls, foster homes, and religious organizations. For more information on treble damages or any other aspect of the legal process, contact us right away to schedule a free case evaluation.    

Juvenile Hall Sexual Abuse Lawsuit– Average Case Values

Many clients come to us with questions about the average value of a sexual abuse case against a government agency. However, there is no way to place an average settlement amount on these cases as a whole. If we had to come up with a range based on past verdicts and settlements, we would say these lawsuits are worth around $1 million to $7.5 million. Of course, there are lawsuits that fall below the $1 million mark, and those that exceed $10 million. What you can potentially recover depends on many factors that we will need to discuss with you in person, so please give us a call to speak with a juvenile hall sexual abuse lawsuit attorney.

How Long do I have to File my Lawsuit?

The state of California is extremely progressive when it comes to legal actions on behalf of childhood sexual assault victims. Adult survivors have until the age of 40 (22 years after turning 18) to file a lawsuit, or up to 5 years from when they discover the effects of childhood sexual abuse (physical or psychological). These conditions address the fact that many victims are unaware that they were sexually abused (in the case of grooming, for example) until they are adults. Victims can also have repressed memories of childhood abuse that they are unable to face until much later in life.

It’s important to note that your statute of limitations is based on the latter of these two dates. This way, victims have as much time as possible to seek compensation in the event they are eligible for a sexual abuse claim. That means you may a case to sue for the abuse you’ve suffered, even if the incidents took place many years ago. A child sexual assault lawyer at our office can explain the laws to you in more detail, so please contact us at your earliest convenience.

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Timeline to Settle a Juvenile Hall Sex Abuse Case

In addition to asking what these cases are worth, most people that come to see us are curious to know, “How long does it take to get paid on these claims?” Unfortunately, this is not a question we can answer at the beginning of your case. There are many complications that may come up during your lawsuit, and as a result, the best we can say is that it can take anywhere from a few months to one or more years to recover your payment. To get a sense of the legal actions that are involved and how they will affect your case timeline, simply give us a call at our office.

Can I get a New Lawyer if I have an Active Lawsuit?

Our law firm is here to assist all victims of sexual assault, no matter where they are in the legal process. That’s why we are more than ready to speak with you if you’ve been asking yourself, “If I’m not happy with the law firm that’s representing me, can I switch my lawyer?”

You have the right to find a new lawyer any time you want, but this is not a decision you should jump into without a thorough discussion of your rights and legal options. To ensure that you are making the right choice, contact us for a free second opinion consultation. As this is a completely free service, you have nothing to lose by meeting with us and learning about the ways we can assist you.

Free Legal Services for Sex Abuse Victims of Juvenile Ranch Facility (JRF) Campo, San Diego

Youth detention centers have a duty to protect and care for the minors that are in their facilities. Unfortunately, sexual abuse is all too frequent at these places due to the fact that most victims will stay silent out of shame and fear.

If you are a former juvenile hall resident that was sexually abused, please take a moment to contact us and learn about the legal actions that are available to you. Our attorneys have decades of experience in the representation of sex abuse victims, and know what it takes to go up against a major entity like the San Diego Probation Department.

Along with our commitment to your rights, we offer a Zero Fee Guarantee so that you are not responsible for any legal fees. Our costs are recovered at the end of your case along with your settlement award. If we don’t win your case, we eat the costs because the only way we get paid is if you get paid. Contact DTLA Law Group for a free case evaluation with a GRF San Diego sexual abuse lawyer.

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