Boy Scouts Sexual Abuse Cases: File Your Claim Now
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is a large organization with over two million scouts and adult volunteers across the nation. This non-profit organization seeks to instill leadership and provide mentorship to the many primarily young boys who participate in its programs and activities every year. The adults in charge of the organization have a duty to provide a safe, beneficial, and positive environment for these children, but the organization has drastically failed to fulfill these duties over the years. There’s a history of Boy Scout abuse allegations that stretches back decades, and now, the organization and those who have supported it are being brought to justice. If you have been victimized by the Boy Scouts of America or anyone associated with BSA, contact Parker Waichman LLP today to speak with a talented and compassionate Boy Scout abuse attorney who will help you and your family fight for the compensation you deserve.
Timeline of a Boy Scouts Lawsuit: Abuse, Litigation, Bankruptcy
BSA sex abuse claims date as far back as the 1940s, which means thousands of young boys may have been victims of abuse perpetrated by members of this organization. Victims are now anywhere from 14 to 90 years old. Even worse, these numbers might be an underestimate of how many victims of abuse truly exist. Because of the volume of Boy Scouts sex abuse lawsuits pursued, the organization had to file for bankruptcy in February 2020. This has put hundreds to thousands of Boy Scouts sex abuse lawsuits on hold, but that doesn’t mean that every victim isn’t entitled to justice.
Regardless of the bankruptcy, if you want to pursue a Boy Scouts of America lawsuit, our experienced legal team is here for you. The BSA is compiling a trust to pay out victims, but the bankruptcy also means that abuse victims have a limited time to file claims against the Boy Scouts of America. For many victims, this means they’ll be denied their day in court to tell their story and will only have the opportunity to obtain settlement from a victim compensation trust. If you want to pursue a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America, it’s important to act now: contact us to discuss your legal rights and options, and how best to begin the pursuit of justice.
Private Files Document BSA’s Failings
For years, when victims pursued a Boy Scouts lawsuit, abuse was hidden from parents and the community by reaching private settlements with victims. A class-action lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America forced the release of decades’ worth of files that the organization kept to monitor suspected pedophiles. The files demonstrate that not all allegations were reported to law enforcement. But just because your abuser may not appear in these files doesn’t mean you aren’t eligible to pursue a case or that you will not be believed. The Boy Scouts of America had a duty to take adequate measures to protect the children in its program and was fully aware that such protection was lacking in many instances. Nothing can undo the damage inflicted on scores of young boys, but these victims are certainly entitled to compensation.
The attorneys at Parker Waichman are dedicated to helping our clients and their families receive the personal injury settlement they deserve. We realize that no amount of money can erase the scars of abuse, but we do hope we can help you receive compensation for any health services you may need and any other losses you may have faced. Victims of abuse commonly have PTSD and other ailments that might make working, socializing, and other functions of everyday living difficult; monetary compensation may help to ease these burdens.
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Boy Scouts Sex Abuse Lawsuits Now
Due to recent reforms in the statute of limitations, especially in New York State, hundreds to thousands more Boy Scouts sex abuse suits are expected to come to light. This is important because many victims need years to be able to face the abuse they suffered, while others have kept silent out of fear, shame or a wish to protect themselves. Our compassionate attorneys understand how difficult it can be to pursue a lawsuit of this nature. Rest assured that we’re here to help and support you every step of the way.
If you or a loved one were sexually abused by a Boy Scouts volunteer, regardless of when, talk to an experienced lawyer with Parker Waichman today for guidance in pursuing Boy Scouts sexual abuse cases. Our attorneys have helped sexual abuse victims recover millions in New York, New Jersey and nationwide. Please act soon, as the extension of the statute of limitations is limited. Your consultation with our lawyers will be free of charge and you won’t owe us anything unless we recover a settlement for you.
Page updated by Jerry Parker