Boy Scout Sexual Abuse Cases
Let Our California Sexual Abuse Attorneys Protect Your Rights & Fight for You
Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is one of the largest and most renowned youth organizations in the United States. In fact, Boy Scouts have approximately two million youth participants in their volunteer programs and millions more from past years. Unfortunately, BSA has a continuous problem with pedophiles infiltrating the ranks of adult volunteers and scoutmasters.
If you or a loved one has been sexually abused or molested by a scoutmaster or any other member of the Boy Scouts staff, our California personal injury lawyers at Frantz Law Group not only understands the plight of the victims, but also knows how BSA personnel exploit and groom their victims. We will conduct a thorough investigation, collect evidence to build an effective case, handle your information in the most discreet manner possible, and help you secure the most favorable settlement possible.
The Duty of Care Boy Scouts of America Owe to Youth
From camping trips to other activities, the Boy Scouts allow adult leaders to have copious access to young boys. If that leader is a sexual predator, the damage to the young boys under his supervision can be tremendous and unforeseen. Many victims describe being “groomed” for sexual abuse and being told that sexual contact was part of their training.
When it comes to sexual abuse allegation by youth in the Boy Scouts, not only is the perpetrator the only person who can be targeted for a civil lawsuit, but also the entire BSA organization. The Boy Scouts of America as a legal entity has the legal obligation to take all reasonable steps to keep youth under their care safe, including making sure young people in the organization are not sexually abused by adults under their supervision. Most civil lawsuits involving Boy Scout sexual abuse involve compensatory damages for physical harm, mental trauma, pain and suffering, and even punitive damages.
Take Legal Action Today
For those considering bringing a claim against BSA, there can be an added sense of guilt when it comes to fighting an organization that stresses “loyalty” as one of its core values. Nevertheless, remember that you are not alone in these feelings. Not only do we want to help you obtain the justice you deserve, but ensure that this type of predatory behavior stops once and for all.
Contact us and schedule a free, confidential consultation immediately.