Boy Scouts Sexual Abuse Lawyer
Boy Scouts who were molested or sexually abused have until November 16, 2020 to file a claim
Protect your legal rights with a qualified Boy Scouts Sexual Abuse Lawyer
Former Boy Scouts who suffered sexual abuse have a limited time to file a claim to get the compensation they deserve. If you or someone close to you was a Boy Scout, they need to speak with a Boy Scout Sexual Abuse Lawyer as soon as possible to discuss legal options. The Boy Scouts of America lawsuits stem from the organization’s failure to protect thousands of children from sexual abuse. In many cases, rather than reporting instances of sexual abuse to proper authorities, Boy Scouts leadership decided to rug sweep. Further, the organization’s failure to report instances of sexual abuse and remove abusers from their ranks led to thousands of young boys being molested by scoutmasters, scout leaders and other volunteers. You deserve both justice and privacy. The Carlson Law Firm offers 100% free and confidential consultations.
The time to file a Boy Scouts Sexual Abuse claim is limited. It’s important that you speak with a qualified Boy Scouts Sexual Abuse Lawyer to ensure your voice is heard. Our sexual abuse attorneys have a successful record of helping victims of sexual abuse heal. If you were sexually abused in the Boy Scouts, contact us today for an experienced legal advocate on your behalf.
Why Should I Sue the Boy Scouts for Child Sexual Abuse?
Filing a Boy Scouts of America Sexual Abuse Lawsuit will accomplish three things:
- Help you in your recovery by offering a form of closure
- Hold the Boy Scouts organization accountable for their failure to protect you
- Prevent future abuse
You have the right to seek monetary compensation from any person or organization that was complicit in hurting you or your son. Given the length of time these abuses occurred, it is not unreasonable to believe that the Boy Scouts fostered an environment of child sexual abuse. For decades, they were aware of the abuse and failed to implement any kind of guidelines to protect members.
The Boy Scouts Breached a Duty Owed to America’s Youth and Their Parents
Protecting our youth should be the highest priority for parents and organizations that claim to enrich them. In fact, in the case of the Boy Scouts, it was a legal duty by the organization to ensure that all children in its care were safe. The organization bears responsibility for Scout members who experienced sexual abuse at the hands of the adults within its ranks. As a result, the Boy Scouts of America is liable for the injuries sustained by the young boys in their care. This paves the way for the young boys and their families to sue the organization in a civil claim for all injuries, damages and losses.
Am I Eligible for Compensation From the Boy Scouts if My Abuse Happened Decades Ago?
Yes. No matter your age or what state you live, if you were abused while Scouting, you need to come forward now. We know that there is no amount of money that can repair the damage that’s been done. However, compensation can cover the costs of therapy and other medical recoveries you may require. Boy Scouts sexual abuse survivors have until November 16, 2020 to file their claims. Once this opportunity passes, you may never get another chance to hold the Boy Scouts of America accountable for the abuse you endured.
Boy Scouts sexual abuse affected boys in the following BSA program:
- Cub Scouts
- Blazer Scouts
- Sea Scouts
- Explorer Scout Posts
- Boy Scout Troops
- Other affiliated Boy Scout programs
If you or a loved one were in any of these groups and sexually abused, you may have a claim. Contact a qualified Boy Scouts Sexual Abuse Lawyer to advocate on your behalf today.
What are the Boy Scouts Hidden Perversion Files?
The Boy Scouts of America “Perversion Files” is a list of child molesters and details of the crimes they committed against innocent boys. These files went public in 2012 when investigators reviewed more than 1,000 confidential Boy Scouts dated from 1970 to 1991. Eventually, it was discovered that the organization hardly ever turned perpetrators in to the police and instead asked them to quietly resign from their ranks.
An NBC report claims that these files contained the names of 7,819 scout leaders who allegedly preyed on boys. The files go back to 1944 and also include the names of 12, 254 victims. These numbers are shocking, however, there are countless other victims who did not report or come forward with their claims. Regardless of if you reported your abuse, you need to come forward now to hold the Boy Scouts of America accountable. Contacting a qualified Boy Scouts sexual abuse lawyer is a step toward healing.
The destruction of perversion files
In 1910, the Boy Scouts was founded. Just 10 years into its operation—in 1920—the organization began compiling these files of volunteers deemed ineligible to serve because of child sexual abuse claims. In 1971, executives admitted to destroying thousands of files named sexual abusers. They claimed that these files were “too old” or “outdated.” If an abuser was older than 80 years old, or deceased, the organization destroyed the abuser’s sexual abuse file.
Will the Boy Scouts Bankruptcy Stop Me From Filing a Claim?
No. The Boy Scouts filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy. This allows them the opportunity to restructure their organization and come up with a plan to meet its obligation to creditors—including Boy Scout sexual abuse survivors.
The Bankruptcy Court set a deadline for November 16, 2020 for sexual abuse claim submissions. This puts a limit on how long you have to file and how many survivors will file. Speaking with a Boy Scout Child Sexual Abuse Lawyer will make sure you get your claim filed correctly and on time.
Because the bankruptcy will allow the organization to continue operating, it is important that abusers come forward with their stories. You can help stop this from happening from other children by holding the organization accountable for its failure to protect you.
Will I Have to Go to Court if I File a Boy Scouts Sexual Abuse Claim?
It’s unlikely that you will have to go to court. In fact, the Boy Scouts bankruptcy actually means that you will likely get a settlement and the compensation you deserve much more quickly than if you were to go to court.
What Can a Boy Scout Sexual Abuse Lawyer Do For Me?
Our Boy Scout Sexual Abuse lawyers will gather the appropriate information needed to submit your claim during the bankruptcy procedure. This is not something you want to do alone. There will be certain criteria that your claim will need to meet. A qualified child sexual abuse lawyer can help you prove your claim and submit the proper information.
Once the bankruptcy is finalized, our lawyers will file the claim on your behalf.
Hire a Boy Scouts Sexual Abuse Lawyer
If you are a survivor of Boy Scouts sexual abuse, you have until November 16, 2020 to file a claim. Contact a Boy Scout Sexual Abuse Lawyer to get the claims process started at 800-359-5690.
Get Help From an Experienced Boy Scouts Sexual Abuse Lawyer
Thousands of boys have suffered abuse because of the Boy Scouts organization’s failure to protect members from abuse. There is no telling how many assaults there were prior to the first file submission. Further, many of these victims will not get the retribution they deserve, nor will they get to tell their stories. The Boy Scouts failed when they kept reports of child sexual abuse among its ranks confidential.
Sexual assault and abuse can take its toll on a person’s well being. However, you are not alone. The Carlson Law Firm is ready to guide you through the legal steps to being rebuilding your life after child sexual abuse. Our compassionate, hard-hitting legal team will advocate for you to get you started in your recovery. Our firm has the knowledge and a team of attorneys with the knowledge, skill, and passion to ensure you get justice.
Contact us today. We care. We can help.
You have the right to sue the Boy Scouts of America organization for its failure to keep you or your children safe
Boy Scouts of America Sexual Abuse Claim: FAQs
Am I eligible to file a Boy Scouts Sexual Abuse Lawsuit?
If you were a child in the Boy Scouts and sexually abused by an adult within the organization, you can file a lawsuit.
How far back do Boy Scouts Sexual Abuse Claim go?
No matter how old you are today or the length of time that passed, you have the right to file a Boy Scouts Sexual Abuse Claim. There is no time limit on when the abuse occurred.
What is the deadline to file a Boy Scouts Sexual Abuse Claim?
You must file your claim now. Once the November 16, 2020 deadline passes, you will not be able to file a suit against the organization again.
Why did I receive a notice from BSA?
The Bankruptcy Court authorized the Boy Scouts of America to notify victims of their right to file a claim. Survivors must file their Sexual Abuse Survivor Proof of Claim by November 16, 2020 at 5 p.m. (Eastern).
Who can file a BSA sexual abuse claim?
Any person who is a survivor of Boy Scouts sexual abuse should file a claim against the organization. You should file a claim regardless of the following:
- Did or did not report your sexual to BSA or anyone else
- Believe you’ve run out of time to file a sexual abuse claim
- Previously filed a lawsuit asserting claims in connection with BSA sexual abuse
- Had a previous claim paid in full under a BSA settlement
- Are included in, or represented by another legal action in relation to your sexual abuse claim
No matter how old you are, it is important that you file your sexual abuse claim now.
Should I consult an attorney about a Boy Scouts Sexual Abuse Claim?
Yes. If you have any questions concerning your claims, a sexual abuse attorney from The Carlson Law Firm will be able to answer all of your questions regarding your Boy Scouts Sexual Abuse Claim.
Is speaking with a Boy Scouts Sexual Abuse attorney free?
The Carlson Law Firm offers free, no-obligation case evaluations and works on a contingency fee basis. This means there are no upfront costs for you to get started on filing your Boy Scouts sexual abuse claim.
Still have questions? Talk to us!
Boy Scouts of America Sexual Abuse Claims will require specific documents to prove you were abused in the Scouts. The assistance of a qualified and experienced Boy Scouts Sexual Abuse attorney from The Carlson Law Firm can answer your questions and make sure your claim if filed on time. Contact us today. We are available 24/7.
There's a Carlson Law Firm Near You
With 13 locations throughout Texas, there’s a Carlson Law Firm near you. We have law offices located in Killeen, Temple, Waco, Round Rock, Austin, San Antonio, Laredo, Bryan, Lubbock, Midland and Corpus Christi.