Omaha Bullying and Suicide Lawyer
It is one thing to intellectually understand that bullying is a national crisis, it is another thing entirely to witness your child lose his or her life because of bullies.
There are no words to describe the pain that parents and family members experience after a bullying-related suicide.
Bullying is not always kids being kids; sometimes, it is kids being terrorists who are intent on creating destruction.
There is a strong link between suicides and bullying victims. According to a study conducted by Yale University, bullying victims are nearly ten percent more likely to consider committing suicide.
The one thing many families who experience this tragedy ask themselves time and time again is: why didn’t the school administrators intervene? Why did the family of the bully not act to stop this activity? Why didn’t those responsible intervene? Why didn’t they do their jobs?
Bullies attempt to terrorize children and cause them physical, emotional and psychological trauma. Parents and families can and should pursue a wrongful death claim on behalf of their lost loved one.
The heartbreak is unimaginable and the grief is unspeakable. Closure begins with holding those responsible accountable for their actions. Our Omaha bullying lawyers will help you.
Can We File a Wrongful Death Claim?
In some cases, and depending on the facts of your case, the answer is yes. Wrongful death claims are civil lawsuits that a representative, usually a parent or other family member, can file on behalf of the loved one in order to hold someone accountable for a death.
A wrongful death claim is appropriate when someone intentionally or negligently causes a harmful act that results in someone’s death. There are four things that must be proven in order to successfully launch a wrongful death lawsuit:
- Duty of care
- Breach of duty
- Causation of death
In many cases, the following individuals in a bullying suicide may be held responsible:
- School administrators
- School boards
- The bully and his or her family
Depending on the research that your bullying lawyer conducts and the circumstances of your case, many different individuals may be held legally responsible for the death. In the state of Nebraska, schools and school administrators have an obligation to actively prevent, report and intervene in bullying activity.
When school districts fail to ensure the safety of all children, when parents fail to control their kids, and when teachers turn a blind eye to violence, in some cases, they may all be held accountable under the law.
School officials and teachers have a duty to prevent bullying behavior and report violence to parents. They have a duty to inform parents about a student’s state of mind and to refer students to counselors and other psychiatric professionals during intense bullying incidences.
When they fail in these duties, they must be brought to justice.
Communities across Nebraska are taking steps to ensure that bullying assaults, such as the one Frida De la Torre experienced, are criminalized by strengthening Nebraska’s anti-bullying laws.
Inkelaar Law: Getting Justice for Bullying Victims
As parents, the bullying attorneys at Inkelaar Law understand how intensely every parent wants to protect their children from harm. When children are bullied and lose their lives, parents are thrown into utter devastation.
While we understand that the law and the courts can only provide some measure of comfort for parents, we will do our best to ensure that the perpetrators do not get away with their toxic and dangerous behavior.
We are trial attorneys with the skills to bring those responsible for your family’s pain to justice. We are not afraid of school boards, city councils or school administrators.
We will take your case as far as necessary to get your family closure, accountability and justice.
There are legal mechanisms that can give your family some measure of closure. Our compassionate attorneys are available to answer any questions you may have.
Please call 1-877-537-4665 to schedule a free consultation. You may also use our ontline contact form.