Bullying— in school or in cyberspace— is an epidemic in the United States, and North Carolina is no exception. More and more frequently children are not going to school simply because they can find no escape from the unrelenting cruelty that they are faced with. The victims of cyberbullying are unable to avoid it, since threatening mail can be sent directly to the victim’s inbox, and the internet does not discriminate between a hateful post and a positive one.
Bullycide is a term that has been coined to describe a suicide that occurs as a result of bullying in any form. It is sometimes difficult for those who have not been the victim of school bullying or cyber bullying to fully grasp the physical and psychological damage it can cause to a child but there is no question that the effects are deep and long lasting.
Each year, more children are being senselessly victimized by classmates through physical, verbal and psychological abuse that amounts to a daily torture ritual without any end. Statistics show that over half of all students that attend school have witnessed a bullying incident, and 71 percent of students report that bullying is an ongoing issue in their life.
No child should have to be ruthlessly victimized by a bully in the classroom, or through the internet or text messages. At Lewis & Keller, our skilled personal injury attorneys can help you fight against the terrible acts that your loved one has had to endure, and we believe that justice should always be done to help the victims of bullying receive the MAXIMUM amount of compensation available to them for their pain and suffering.
To find out how we can help, just click on the “Free Case Evaluation” form at the top left of the page. It is always free, without obligation and your information remains 100% confidential.
Types of Bullying
Threats, verbal abuse, and demeaning, hateful language all mark bullying behavior, and there is no limit to the situations where this can occur. Even adults can be victims of bullying or repeated domineering behavior. Yet another scenario that is not frequently discussed is female bullying, or girl-on-girl bullying, which occurs when one girl is ostracized and tormented by a group of her peers.
Some other situations where bullying is most often seen include:
- Camps or day care centers
- Cyber, or internet bullying
- In the home
- Schools, or afterschool activities and clubs
- Text message bullying
- Workplace bullying, or harassment
- …and many more.
Sadly, it is too common that others witness the abuse of bullies but do nothing to speak up for the victims and stop the attack. Children who are bullied have a marked propensity to exhibit bullying behavior toward others, as retaliation for the pain they endured will often manifest itself in the form of this cruel behavior. Sadly, this cruel and damaging behavior does not seem to be going away in the foreseeable future, which is why it is so important to hold the bullies responsible for their reckless and negligent behavior.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of bullying in any form, you may be entitled to compensation for the pain and suffering you endured as a result. Serious, debilitating emotional and physical injuries can take an indescribable toll on those who have been the victims of bullying, and many victims’ lives are stunted because of prior victimization.
Take action. The cruelty of bullies can be stopped, but not without the victims holding the liable parties responsible for their actions.
Contacting a Personal Injury Lawyer
Having won over $10 MILLION in settlements and successful verdicts for our clients, the legal team of Lewis & Keller has the experience to handle your personal injury litigation, and school or cyber bullying can create severe personal injury in the lives of those it touches.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to another person’s negligence, a bullying lawyer on our personal injury team will seek justice on your behalf. We are prepared to fight for your maximum compensation in a court of law.
To find out more, simply contact us on 866-299-1769 – our principal office is located in Winston-Salem and we are licensed to practice law throughout the entire state of North Carolina.
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