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.
Boy Scouts who were sexually abused have until November 16, 2020 to file a claim.
The Boy Scouts of America failed to protect thousands of children from sexual abuse. 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. Further, our attorneys have a successful record of helping victims of sexual abuse heal. If you were sexually abused in the Boy Scouts, contact a Boy Scout Sexual Abuse Lawyer to advocate on your behalf.
Suing the Boy Scouts for Child Sexual Abuse
You have the right to file a lawsuit against any person or organization that caused you injury. Filing a civil lawsuit against the Boy Scouts is your right. You do not have to suffer in shame or silence. Filing a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America 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
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.
Am I Eligible for Compensation From the Boy Scouts if My Abuse Happened Decades Ago?
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 20, 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.
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.
The destruction of perversion files
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?
The Boy Scouts are filing 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.
What will likely happen is the court will set a deadline for survivors to file a claim—about six months or so. 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 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.
Contact 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.
The Carlson Law Firm Will Help
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 step it takes 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.
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