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Boy Scout Abuse Victims: You Have One Month Left to File Claims

October 16, 2020  ·  By HM&M


Whether you’re working with an attorney to file sexual abuse claims against Boy Scouts of America (BSA), or doing so on your own, you must act fast.

As of today, there’s exactly one month to file claims in the Bankruptcy Court before the November 16, 2020 deadline.

And due to the multitude of victims coming forward, some law firms are setting restrictions on when they’ll stop accepting claims.

Regardless, it’s important to act with urgency if you wish to seek the closure and compensation you deserve.

We understand the process of reliving painful memories from your past is not easy, but in our experience as advocates for victims of sexual abuse, it’ll be worth it in the end.

For more information about the deadline and what it means for victims, continue reading below.

Why is there a deadline?

BSA filed for bankruptcy on February 18, 2020 in a landmark move, following hundreds of sexual abuse lawsuits brought against the organization in civil courts throughout the United States.

As a result of filing for bankruptcy, the Tort Claimants Committee agreed to a firm deadline of November 16, 2020 for victims to file the official proof of claims form if they wish to seek compensation from the Boy Scouts.

Now, victims have one month to file claims, or else they risk being barred from ever coming forward again.

While you may fear too much time has passed since the abuse, there’s no time limitation in the BSA bankruptcy cases. Victims should file a claim no matter how much time has passed.

Why are law firms setting restrictions on when they’ll stop accepting claims?

Back in 2019, TIME reported 12,000+ known sexual abuse victims. Since then, thousands of additional victims have come forward to file claims.

As a result, law firms are tackling hundreds of new cases daily. With such a heavy caseload, trusted law firms want to make sure they’re doing their due diligence to thoroughly hear out each and every victim to get the facts straight when filing claims.

In doing so, they’re able to maximize the amount of money available to victims nationwide from BSA, its insurers, and its local councils. In turn, this maximizes your individual recovery by gathering specific details about the abuse.

Let Us Help You File a Claim Against the Boy Scouts of America

If you have not yet considered filing a claim against the BSA, we encourage you to do so. We have represented more than 4,000 former Boy Scouts who are victims of sexual abuse, and have seen the closure filing a claim provides to our clients.

You deserve to hold BSA accountable for their actions that harmed so many people in your position.

Contact us today. Your consultation is absolutely free. It’s only after we secure a settlement for you that we receive any form of compensation.

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