If you were one of the men who former Boy Scout leaders and members sexually abused, you might wonder when your settlement payments will come through from the lawsuit you filed against the Boy Scouts of America.
The following article will discuss what’s happening now with this case and how much money you can expect to receive from your lawsuit payout when it does arrive.
What is a tort claim notice?
A tort claim notice is a formal notification that you have filed a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America.
This notice must be served on the organization within a certain period of time, typically 30 days.
The notice must include:
- Your name, address, and contact information.
- The date, time, and location of the incident.
- A description of the incident.
- Any damages you seek.
Timeline for when you can expect to receive your settlement
The Boy Scouts of America have set a timeline for when they will start distributing settlement payments to victims of sexual abuse.
If a Boy Scout leader sexually abused you, you can expect to receive your settlement payment by the end of 2022.
The payments will be made on a rolling basis so that some people may receive their payments earlier than others.
You can contact the Boy Scouts’ claims administrator if you have any questions about the process or timeline.
Requirements for filing tort claims
If a Boy Scout leader sexually abused you, you might be entitled to compensation. The Boy Scouts of America has set up a Victims Compensation Trust Fund to pay out settlements to victims of sexual abuse. To file a claim, you must first complete and submit a Claim Form.
Once the form is received, a Case Manager will be assigned to your claim and will reach out to you to discuss the next steps.
You will receive a settlement offer from the trust fund if your claim is approved. Once you accept the offer, the check will be mailed to you within 30 days.
How much will I receive from the $80 million settlement?
The amount you will receive from the $80 million settlement will depend on how many victims come forward and make a claim.
The Boy Scouts of America has set aside $80 million to settle sexual abuse lawsuits, but the actual amount paid out may be less depending on the number of claimants.
The average payout is expected to be around $3,500 to $2.7 million for more severe cases.
If you are a victim of sexual abuse by a Boy Scout leader, you can expect to receive your settlement within two years.
Is it too late to file a claim against the BSA?
The Boy Scouts of America has set a deadline of November 16, 2020, for sexual abuse victims to file a claim against the organization.
If a Boy Scout leader or member sexually abused you, it is not too late to file a claim. The deadline applies regardless of when the abuse occurred.
The BSA has already begun processing claims on December 1, 2020, and expects to have all claims settled by the end of 2022.
Please contact us if you have any questions about the process or need help securing a structured loan before settlement.
We are here to provide Boy scouts pre-settlement funding, which can help you get the justice and compensation you deserve.