If you were a victim of abuse while a member of The Boy Scouts of America, a Federal Court judge has set the deadline of 5 p.m. on November 16, 2020 to file a claim. If you fail to file a claim by that time, you will likely be barred from ever being able to receive compensation for the abuse you suffered. This deadline was set by the Court because the Boy Scouts have filed for bankruptcy in Federal Court and intends to create a trust to pay claims to any abuse survivors.
As reported in The Burlington Free Press, unfortunately abuse amongst the Boy Scouts has taken place within the state of Vermont.
For the survivors of sexual assault and abuse, the scars of the experience can remain with them for the remainder of their lives, with heart breaking results. Many sexual abuse survivors experience high rates of alcoholism, drug overdose, PTSD, suicide and other health ailments. These issues can cause survivors strain maintaining work, their friendships and having healthy family relationships. Filing a claim against the organization responsible for your suffering can help with putting the pieces of your life back together.
Regardless of the state you were a member in, or how long ago the abuse occurred, anyone who was abused while a member of the Boy Scouts can file a claim seeking financial compensation. It does not matter whether you were abused by a troop leader, a volunteer or by a fellow member of the scouts, if you feel you were the victim of abuse, you may file a claim with the court. Even if you’re unsure about your claim or can’t remember all of the details of the assault, an attorney can help you decide which are the most important parts of your claim and help you with the filing process.
In order to bring a claim against the Boy Scouts, you will need to provide the name of your abuser, the history of your membership or affiliation with the Boy Scouts, information regarding the time, place and events that constitute the abuse, and a description of the suffering you have endured as a result of the abuse, including the damage to your mental and physical well being.
Importantly, your claim against the Boy Scouts will be made without releasing your name to the general public and will be made with confidentiality under the protocol enacted by the Court.
Our team has built a reputation for compassionate and fierce advocacy on behalf of our clients. We have helped Vermonters recover both economic and moral compensation from those responsible for their hardships. If you or someone you know has been the victim of assault or abuse, including past members of The Boy Scouts of America, you can reach Kramer Law for a free consultation by calling a 802-257-2221 or using our quick and easy contact form.
As our client, we will take care of all of the legal, privacy and insurance related issues surrounding your case so that you are able to recover and work towards a brighter and better future.