You may still be able to file a sexual abuse lawsuit against Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and any individuals who sexually abused you, but it depends on your individual case, how long ago the abuse occurred, and the laws in your state. Speaking to a member of our law firm can help you find out about your legal options.
If you suffered from sexual abuse in the Boy Scouts and are now looking at filing a sex abuse lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America, time is of the essence. Boy Scouts of America filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy earlier in 2020, which could have an impact on whether you are able to file your sexual abuse claim if you wait.
In a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, the court generally sets a claims bar date, which acts as a deadline for any plaintiffs or claimants looking for compensation. If you do not act quickly, you may miss the claims bar date. Whether you are eligible to file a boy scouts lawsuit, especially if the offense occurred many years ago, will also depend on the particular statutes of limitations in your state.
Taking Legal Action With a Boy Scout Sexual Abuse Lawsuit
Holding perpetrators to account and receiving compensation for the emotional or psychological and physical suffering can help a victim overcome some aspects of the sex abuse and move forward with their life. It can help them feel some satisfaction that at last some kind of justice is served. Taking action, speaking out, and demanding justice can potentially help other victims, too.
Thousands of children allegedly suffered from being sexually abused through individuals within the boy scout organization, with many names of sexual abusers as well as victims documented in the so-called “perversion files”. If you do decide to go forward, it may help to know that many fellow victims are filing boy scout abuse lawsuits now. You are not alone in demanding justice.
Compensation for Being Sexually Abused in the Boy Scouts
The BSA disclosed that it intends to set up a victims compensation trust as part of filing for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. The organization is now encouraging victims to come forward in order to receive compensation before the deadline, which will be set by the bankruptcy court and may be towards the end of 2020.
The compensation you could receive depends on several factors and is hard to quantify as every boy scout sex abuse case is different. Potentially, you could recover various economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages can amount to the reimbursement of medical expenses or expenses for psychological counseling or therapy related to the sexual abuse, and others. The consequences of sexual abuse cases are, arguably, difficult to quantify in dollar amounts. Non-economic damages include pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and humiliation.
Pintas & Mullins Law Firm Can Help With Your Sex Abuse Claim
If you suffered sexual abuse by any BSA members, you might be able to file a Boy Scouts of America sex abuse case and hold the responsible parties accountable, even if the abuse happened years ago. We can help determine whether you have a case against the boy scouts and help you decide whether legal action is the right decision for you.
We do not shy away from tough and complicated cases, and because we work on a contingency-fee basis, there are no upfront attorney’s fees for you to worry about. Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm now for your free consultation at (800) 794-0444.