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How Legal Fees Work In Boy Scout Abuse Cases

If you are a victim-survivor of sexual abuse at the hands of a Boy Scout volunteer or employee, you should not let worries about the cost of legal representation prevent you from seeking justice. Attorney Paul Mones takes all Boy Scout Abuse cases on a contingency fee basis, which means victim-survivors do not owe the firm a dime unless and until they receive compensation. 

What Are Contingency Fees? 

Contingency fees are common in the legal profession. In a contingency fee case, the attorney agrees to cover all the costs associated with bringing a claim, in exchange for a portion of the money that is ultimately recovered for the client. 

In Boy Scout sex abuse cases, our firm does not charge a victim-survivor for the work we do on their behalf unless and until the case is won. We cover the costs of filing fees, evidence gathering, and case preparation until the case is over. 

What Happens If We Don’t Win? 

One of the benefits of working with an attorney on a contingency fee basis is that if the case is unsuccessful, you will be in the same financial situation you were in before hiring an attorney. 

In a contingency fee case, the attorney takes on the risk that your case will be unsuccessful. This is why attorneys do an in-depth initial meeting before agreeing to take on your case. 

If you are a Boy Scout abuse victim-survivor, you should not be worried about losing your case. Because BSA filed for bankruptcy, the claims process is straightforward, and you will know soon after filing if you will receive compensation. 

Is Hiring An Attorney Worth It?

Contingency fee arrangements open the courthouse doors to many people who would otherwise be unable to afford to hire an attorney. It is much less stressful to navigate our nation’s legal system with an experienced attorney at your side, even though it is technically possible to represent yourself.

Attorney Paul Mones and his team are currently representing hundreds of Scouting alumni. Paul’s experience in childhood sexual abuse litigation has afforded him not just the knowledge of how the law treats victims of sexual abuse but an understanding of the type of support sexual abuse victims need as they go through the legal process. Paul routinely collaborates with experienced psychologists and psychiatrists to help develop his cases and provide victims with the emotional support they need to face this challenge and confront their abusers.

If you are ready to come forward and seek the justice you deserve for the abuse you endured, we are ready to help. Please contact us today to schedule an initial consultation where we will evaluate your case and answer any questions you may have about the claims process.