Once again, Estey and Bomberger achieve the largest sex abuse verdict in the State of California! This is not the first time EB has won this award. In fact, E&B has earned the largest sex abuse verdict in the State of California for the last 5 out of 7 years. These totals were:
- $30 million
- $23 million
- $6.5 million
- $60 million
- $8 million
No other firm even comes close when it comes to the highest per plaintiff verdicts and settlements in the State. You may have heard other law firm’s talk about “settlements” in their sex abuse cases but these amounts, on an individual, per plaintiff basis are FAR LESS than what E&B clients resolve their cases for. If you want a team of attorneys who are trauma informed and truly care about getting you the best result for your case then there is really only one choice: E&B.
We understand the trauma a survivor has been through and the courage it takes to hold an institution accountable for failing to keep you safe. We take the fight to both the institution (and the perpetrator) and guide you through every step of the process. We will prepare you for every phase of the litigation and give a sense of control back to you. For many clients, holding entities accountable is cathartic and helps with the healing process. It also helps to make sure that no other person under the care and control of that entity is sexually abused because these organizations (and their insurers) pay attention to large verdicts and settlements. Hitting them in their pocket book is the only true way effect change and to force them to truly take serious their job to protect the children under their care and supervision. And we need change. One in four females (and one in six males) will be the victim of sexual abuse by the time they are 18 years old. These are staggering statistics but they are reality. When you couple these statistics with the widely known fact that predators seek out their victims at places like schools, youth sports, churches, YMCA’s, etc it becomes clear that organizations such as these must do everything in their power to not allow the predators access to our children. Organizations must properly screen anyone who has access to our children. More importantly, they must not ignore “the red flags” associated with the “grooming process” that occurs in every case of sex abuse. The pattern is the same in each case: the predator identifies a potential victim (usually a vulnerable child) and starts paying special attention to him/her. They oftentimes get the child in alone “one on one” situations. The predator may give the child gifts and make him/her feel special. They will then get the child used to being touched. These are the visual parts of the grooming process. They lead to the invisible part (i.e. the actual physical sexual abuse). If an organization is paying attention they can recognize these red flags and stop the sexual abuse from happening. In fact, this is their job under the law. Unfortunately, organizations in charge of keeping our kids safe ignore these red flags and allow predators access to our most vulnerable, i.e. our kids. We understand far too well the long term consequences of being sexually abused as a child. As a result, it is our mission to put a stop to institutional sex abuse and the way we plan on doing this is by holding the entities who allow our children to be sexually abused accountable in a court of law.