The Deadline to File a Claim is November 16th
If you believe you have been the victim of abuse by a member of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), the last day to file your abuse claim is November 16th, 2020. In order to be eligible for compensation through the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy proceedings, all claims must be filed on or before November 16th, 2020. For decades the Boy Scouts of America was a household name, known for teaching ethics, morals, and servitude to young boys through volunteer work and outdoor-based activities. However, over the past few years, it has emerged that the BSA has allegedly covered-up thousands of child sex abuse cases and complaints. The Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy proceedings claims process allows persons of both sexual, verbal, and physical abuse to file a claim. If you or someone you know has been sexually abused as a minor by a leader of the BSA, you do not have to go through this alone. Contact The Law Offices of Elliott Kanter in San Diego, California to receive reliable and experienced legal counsel.
Understanding the Claims process
If you have been victimized or subjected to verbal or physical abuse from a leader within the Boy Scouts of America, you should file a claim before the deadline. Those who should file a claim include, but are not limited to, survivors who have:
- In the past have called the Scouts First hotline to report abuse
- Have received settlement agreements, but believe they have additional claims to report
- Never reported abuse, filed a lawsuit, or entered into a settlement
- Experienced abuse, even if the claim is barred under the statutes of limitations
Prior to seeking retribution, a victim must fill out one of the two proof of claim forms. For those who are survivors of sexual abuse, you must fill out the Sexual Abuse Survivor Proof of Claim form. Those who have experienced other types of abuse, including emotional abuse, physical abuse, hazing, or bullying — you must fill out a General Proof of Claim form. These forms can help an experienced attorney determine the legal merit of your claim. The claims process will also include a series of questions to help determine when, where, and how the nature of the abuse occurred. If you file a claim, you will be encouraged to include any details you can remember about the abuse that occurred. The Law Offices of Elliott Kanter in San Diego, California can provide reliable legal guidance and support to help strengthen your claim.