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A young student is walking through the hall of his school, minding his own business not
doing anything to bother anyone. And all of a sudden an older classmate comes along punches
him in the face, hits his eye, and as a result that younger student may someday go blind
in that eye. Hi. My name is Jonathan Macri and I’m an attorney here at Parker Waichman.
And the little story that I just told you is from a case that I worked on while I was
here in which the student that we represented did in fact get punched in the eye by another
student and started experiencing vision problems that we got him compensation for, because
those problems may someday turn into the early onset of blindness in one of his eyes. Now
you’re watching this video because maybe your son or daughter experienced some kind
of problem in school where they were bullied or they might have even been hit. Now a lot
of parents sometimes look at school bullying and they think it’s not a big deal, it’s
not something that I should worry about, and it’s a lot of that’s what he said/that’s
what she said – nothing I need to concern myself about. But, I’m here to tell you
that’s not the case. Because if your child has been bullied at school, they may be entitled
to compensation for actions that have happened to them where the problems they’re experiencing
now maybe a black eye or hurt feelings because of some teasing, just may be the tip of the
iceberg. Because someday hurt feelings can turn into more significant psychological trauma.
I’ve dealt with other cases where students who were bullied in school end up in therapy
trying to deal with the issues that were a result of the bullying they experienced. And,
of course, there’s the more common instances where a physical injury occurs – such as
the one I just told you about with the student’s eye or maybe they get tripped and they fall,
and they experience some other type of injury. Now, again if you’re watching this video
something may be happening to your son or daughter which you may be beginning to get
concerned about. But you’re not sure exactly where to turn and who, if anyone, is to blame.
Is it the other students; is the teachers who’s supposed to be looking after my child?
Here at Parker Waichman, we deal with cases of school bullying and schoolyard injuries
every day. And the reason you may be entitled to compensation for your particular case,
is because more likely than not the bullying that’s occurring with your child is probably
not the first time that the school has been put on notice or has been told about problems
that are occurring with students that are doing the bullying. And now I just used the
word there “notice.” A lot of times students experience bullying from a lot of different
sources and a lot of times it’s one source that’s doing all the bullying. And in those
situations, that bully has been reported to the school a number of times already and that’s
called “notice.” And if your school has already been put on notice that someone’s
doing a lot of bullying and your child is getting bullied by that same student, again,
you might have a claim. So here’s what I want you to do. Call me. Again, my name is
Jonathan Macri and I want you to call me here at Parker Waichman. And I want to answer all
the questions that you might have about your particular situation. And once again, I hope
you have a nice day and thank you for watching.