Boy Scouts Abuse Lawyer in Tampa
UPDATE: We are no longer accepting Boy Scouts of America abuse cases. The deadline to file a claim with the Delaware federal bankruptcy court was 11/16/2020.
Please see the following links if you need help or more information for survivors:
- BSA has partnered with the non-profit 1in6.org to provide information and support for survivors, including a live chat accessible here https://1in6.org/BSA/ and a helpline at 1-844-SCOUTS1.
- BSA directly will continue to fund in-person counseling for any current or former Scout or member of their family by a provider of their choice, when they are ready to take that step. To request in-person counseling, please call 1 866-907-2721 or email [email protected].
To date, thousands of individuals have come forward claiming sexual abuse from leaders in the Boy Scouts of America. These allegations stretch back decades. Even though reports show that the Boy Scouts of America were aware of the issues, the organization did not stop the spread of such rampant abuse. Now, it’s time to hold the Boy Scouts of America accountable for the pain and suffering they have caused.
If you or a loved one were sexually abused as a minor while in the Boy Scouts of America—no matter how long ago—you may be entitled to a substantial settlement. However, you only have until November 16, 2020, to file a claim for compensation. Contact our Boy Scouts Abuse Lawyers immediately at 813-774-3341
Darrigo & Diaz is helping those who were sexually abused in the Boy Scouts of America get the justice and compensation they deserve. To confront a long-standing American institution like the Boy Scouts of America, you need experienced trial attorneys who have the expertise and resources to fight and succeed against such a powerful opponent.
You have the right to remain anonymous
Our Boy Scouts Abuse Lawyers understand the severity and sensitivity of these cases. Because of this, you have the right to remain anonymous. Our meetings will be completely confidential.
But you must take the first step—and soon. Contact our Boy Scouts Abuse Lawyers immediately at 813-774-3341 or online for a free, confidential phone consultation. Time is running out to file a claim against the Boy Scouts of America.
Is there proof of sexual abuse within the Boy Scouts of America?
Yes. In 2010, the Boy Scouts of America were court-ordered to release confidential files that contained the names of 7,819 reported sexual predators and the names of 12,254 young victims dating all the way back to 1965. This means that the organization had knowledge of the sexual abuse occurring within its program.
What is now referred to as the “perversion files,” these documents allege that the Boy Scouts of America protected, hid, and lied for the sexual predators working with children in the Boy Scouts®, Cub Scouts®, Webelos®, Blazer Scouts®, Sea Scouts®, and Explorer Scout Posts®. Even more appalling, the “perversion files” show that for the thousands of victims who were courageous enough to come forward, their voices were never heard and the allegations were swept under the rug.
The Tampa Boy Scouts Abuse Lawyers at Darrigo & Diaz believes this is reprehensible and unacceptable. That’s why we are helping Boy Scouts abuse victims hold the organization accountable. With our experienced attorneys on your side, your voice will be heard and justice will be served.
What can Boy Scouts abuse victims be compensated for?
When it comes to sexual abuse cases, no amount of money can erase the pain and suffering experienced by the victims. At Darrigo & Diaz, our Tampa Boy Scouts Abuse Lawyers know this. We want to hold the Boy Scouts of America accountable for their gross negligence and help you find closure.
Victims who file a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America can be eligible for financial compensation. While the amount of compensation depends on the specifics and circumstances of your unique case, you can receive compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- Physical injuries
- Mental anguish
- Medical bills
- Prescriptions and therapy expenses
- Lost opportunities and income
The Tampa Boy Scouts Abuse Lawyers at Darrigo & Diaz will work tirelessly to see that you obtain full compensation for existing and projected damages. We will fight to make sure you are financially covered for losses you are reasonably expected to endure in the future.
For example, in many sexual abuse cases, the victim often requires ongoing therapy and counseling. Our Boy Scouts Abuse Lawyers will make certain to include this type of future loss in your settlement.
Why is there a deadline to file a claim against the Boy Scouts of America?
As allegations of sexual abuse against the Boy Scouts of America continue to increase exponentially, the organization declared bankruptcy in February 2020 in an attempt to avoid responsibility for the sexual abuse of thousands of minors who were under its care. Because of this, victims only have until November 16, 2020, at 5 pm to file a claim against the Boy Scouts of America and be eligible for compensation.
Unfortunately, after that date, you’ll no longer be able to file your claim. You must act now. Contact our Tampa Boy Scouts Abuse Lawyers immediately for a completely confidential, no-obligation consultation. Everything you say to us will be legally sealed. Your privacy is our number one concern.
What are the fees for hiring a Boy Scout Abuse Lawyer?
At Darrigo & Diaz, you will not have to pay for anything unless we obtain financial compensation on your behalf. Our Tampa Boy Scout Abuse Lawyers are experienced trial attorneys with a proven track record of securing the highest possible settlement amounts for our clients. Led by Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney Nadine Diaz, our firm is an esteemed member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum® with over 200-million awarded settlements and verdicts.
Frequently asked questions about filing a claim against the Boy Scouts of America
Should I file a claim?
If you experienced abuse as a member of the Boy Scouts of America, you have the right to file a claim and be compensated for your pain and suffering.
Is there any harm in filing a claim?
No. There are no adverse effects in filing a claim. You can remain completely anonymous.
Will my name be kept private?
Yes. Claims against the Boy Scouts of America will be sealed and not available to the public. All information you provide will be deemed confidential unless you say otherwise.
What is the claim form?
All Boy Scout abuse victims must fill out the Sexual Abuse Survivor Proof of Claim form. Those who experienced other types of abuse, including physical abuse, emotional abuse, bullying or hazing, must file a General Proof of Claim. Both of these forms require basic personal information, including contact and employment information, along with a series of questions about when, where, and how the abuse occurred.
Time is running out to file your claim against the Boy Scouts of America.
Call 813-774-3341 to schedule your free, confidential phone consultation
At Darrigo & Diaz, we understand that taking action is not always easy. It requires you to relive painful memories and confront difficult situations. That’s why our Tampa Boy Scout Abuse Lawyers will simplify the process for you. But you must first take the first step.
Contact our Tampa Boy Scout Abuse Lawyers immediately for a free, confidential phone consultation. We will talk to you about your potential case and advise you on how to file a claim.
Call 813-774-3341 now.