Sexual assault and abuse at our nation’s college and university campuses has long been a hidden problem. Students who have been sexually assaulted on college and university campuses are afraid to report the crimes or are often too drugged and intoxicated to even know whom their attacker was. These sexual assaults and abuse is not only geared towards to young women. Young men are also victims of campus sexual assault, especially those who participate in student athletics or other programs.
Unfortunately, all too often, campus sexual abuse goes unreported. Moreover, when it is reported, it is campus authorities who investigate the allegation, often leading to no actions against the perpetrators.
The legal team at the Law Offices of Mike S. Carrillo has represented many victims of campus sexual abuse and assault, both men and women, students and student athletes. We are adamant about protecting the victims’ legal rights under federal and state law to seek compensation and damages.
Different Types of Sexual Abuse and Assault On School Campus
A school can be held legally liable if an employee, student, or third party sexually assaults or harasses someone on the school grounds. In some cases, the sexual abuse or assault does not even have to take place on the premises in order for the school to be liable.
The most common type of campus sexual assault or abuse is when an employee (teacher, administrator, or any other individual employed by the school) sexually assaults or harasses a student. Another common type of campus sexual assault involves student on student. This can also be grounds for filing a lawsuit depending on where the assault occurred.
The least common lawsuit filed against a school is by someone who is not a student at the facility. In such cases, our experienced Los Angeles campus sexual assault attorneys may be able to argue that the school still owed the individual a legal duty to protect them from these types of campus assaults.
The legal team at the Law Offices of Michael S. Carrillo can help you assess your rights pursuant to a civil lawsuit against a school campus. Our Los Angeles campus assault and abuse attorneys are dedicated to holding all of the parties who are or may be responsible for your campus abuse accountable for their actions.
Do I Have a Campus Sexual Abuse Case?
If you or someone you know has been the victim of sexual abuse or assault on a school campus, it is important to consult with an experienced and dedicated attorney to protect your legal rights.
At the Law Offices of Michael S. Carrillo, our campus sexual assault and abuse attorneys can help you or a loved one better understand your legal rights and options if you have become the victim of campus abuse. Our experienced legal team will handle your case with the gentle hands these delicate situations require. For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys, please call us at 626-799-9379.