Bullying Lawsuits for Punitive and Compensatory Damages
In New York, families are rallying together to sue bullies and their parents for the damage that victims had to suffer at their expense. One victim of bullying in Queens, New York says that she didn’t know if she would ever life a fulfilling life because she was so constantly harassed and harmed.
The 16-year-old was pushed to suicide twice and was even hospitalized once for suicidal thoughts. She recalls times that she was pushed into bus lanes or endured derogatory comments. The teenager is a senior at Scholars Academy and says that she is counting the days until she can graduate and escape those that bully her so regularly.
The teen and her mother are developing lawsuits against the bullies and their parents. The plaintiffs believe that parents are partially responsible for raising children who understand that there are different kinds of people and it is not acceptable to bully any kind of person for any reason.
According to the plaintiffs, bullies can have a severe psychological effect on teens and this can even translate to physical harm in some circumstances. The plaintiffs believe that they deserve compensation for punitive and compensatory damages and they also hope that the lawsuit will help to hold those who bully accountable for their actions and will discourage this type of behavior in New York.
Lawsuits of this nature may be complicated, but they are not impossible to pursue. If you believe that you have a lawsuit which involves psychological damage and you believe that you deserve punitive payments, then you need to talk over your case with an attorney at Greenberg & Stein. These lawyers can use their 50 years of cumulative experience to inform you as to whether or not you have a case. Don’t hesitate to consult with an attorney at the case right away if you are curious about your probability for success in a case!