The Girl Scouts of America are supposed to be a place for young girls and young women to develop character and leadership skills. However, there have been times when sexual abuse has occurred within the organization, similar to what has happened to the Boy Scouts of America. At DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo, our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to help victims get justice and compensation for what has happened. Let out Orange County Girl Scouts’ sexual abuse lawyers help you today.
Why Do You Need DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo to Help?
When you discover that your child has been sexually abused, or if you discover you were abused as a child, you need to contact an attorney you can trust both personally and professionally. At DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo, we are here for you.
We have more than 30 years of experience helping clients in similar situations, and we know what it takes to secure compensation for your case.
We handle every aspect of each case we take, from the initial investigation all the way through a settlement or verdict.
We take all child sexual abuse cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you will face no out-of-pocket costs. You only pay legal fees after we secure the compensation you deserve.
How Will an Attorney Help in a Girl Scouts Sexual Abuse Case?
If you are going up against the Girl Scouts with a sex abuse allegation, you can expect fierce legal opposition. Your attorney will be your advocate and level the playing field with the resources and experience necessary to:
Conduct a thorough investigation into your case by obtaining any records and evidence related to the abuse.
Negotiating with all parties involved to secure a fair compensation on your behalf.
Ensure that the abuse victim (you or your child) receive the proper medical and mental health treatment necessary.
What We Know About Girl Scout Sexual Abuse
Statistics show that nearly one out of every four girls in the U.S. are sexually abused before they turn 18. These statistics are scary, and we know that the Girl Scouts of America do have a sexual abuse problem within their ranks. There are many opportunities for predatory Girl Scout leaders to perpetrate sexual abuse, including at:
Overnight scouting events
Other Girl Scout-related events
In California, victims of child sexual abuse now have a new law in effect to help them gain justice in these cases. Victims now have until they are 40 years of age or up to five years after they discover the adult psychological injury caused by the abuse to file a lawsuit. Those who were previously barred from filing a claim due to statutes of limitation now have a three-year window in which they can file lawsuits.
What Kind of Compensation Is Available?
If you or someone you care about has been sexually abused while participating in the Girl Scouts of America, you should speak to a qualified attorney as soon as possible. At DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo, our qualified and experienced personal injury attorneys in Orange County are ready to help you secure the compensation you need. This can include coverage for the following:
Pain and suffering damages
Lost wages and benefits if you are unable to work
Compensation for needed counseling
Punitive damages against those responsible and anyone who covered up the abuse