Anti-Bullying Lawsuits In New York

Anti-Bullying Lawsuits In New York

Given the greater attention and awareness surrounding the topic of bullying in recent years, it should come as no surprise that anti-bullying laws are emerging in states across the country. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has defined bullying as behavior of an aggressive or unwanted nature in which a real or perceived power imbalance exists, and there is potential for the behavior to be repeated over a period of time. The imbalance of power in these situations may be one of status, strength, peer support or popularity, and the repetitive and intentional nature of the conduct sets it apart from a simple outburst made in a fit of anger. Bullying can take numerous forms, including verbal harassment, societal interference or even physical aggression in schools, workplaces and any number of other venues.

If you or a loved one has suffered as the result of bullying, it pays to align yourself with a New York personal injury lawyer with the skills and dedication necessary to fight for your rights. With over four decades of experience advocating on behalf of victims of injuries of all types, the attorneys of the Sanders Firm are ready and willing to offer a comprehensive assessment of the facts in your case and determine appropriate next steps. Though anti-bullying litigation represents an emerging area of legal practice, our team of lawyers is prepared to seek justice for clients adversely impacted by the aggressive, unfair actions of others.


The Sanders Firm is ready to help

As one of the largest personal injury law firms in the Long Island and New York City areas, we are prepared to provide the high level of personalized client service and compassionate care victims of bullying and their families deserve. Because we know how emotionally wrenching such situations can be, we make it our mission every single day to represent our clients with the diligence and professionalism for which we have become renowned. If you have been victimized by bullying at school or in the workplace, call us at 1-800-FAIR-PLAY for a free, initial consultation so that we can begin exploring your options.

The devastating impact of bullying

While some may attempt to minimize the seriousness of bullying in schools and workplaces, the fact is that victims of this type of behavior often suffer devastating consequences that last a lifetime. Suicides stemming from bullying incidents have garnered substantial media attention in recent months and years, drawing much-needed attention to this very real problem.

Victims of bullying suffer a wide array of psychological as well as physical injuries including:

  • broken bones
  • depression
  • sleep disorders
  • post-traumatic stress disorder
  • poor self-esteem
  • eating disorders
  • decreased academic performance
  • suicide

Given the seriousness of the potential damage bullying can cause to the lives of victims, their families, classmates and workplace populations, it is essential that the perpetrators and facilitators of such actions be held accountable. The anti-bullying lawyers of the Sanders Firm will fight hard to make certain that they are.

Securing Compensation for Victims of Bullying


When repeated instances of bullying are neglected or not appropriately addressed by responsible parties, various potential legal remedies exist. It may be possible to make claims against the bullies themselves, their parents, school personnel or others in supervisory capacities for things such as harassment, defamation, assault, and negligent or intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Damages recoverable in such cases may include compensation for things such as:

  • medical bills for physical injuries sustained
  • cost of treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder or other emotional problems
  • emotional pain and distress
  • pain and suffering

It is important to note, however, that the complexities and unique nature of bullying cases, particularly those involving school settings, make them particularly challenging to win. While some of the relevant evidence in such matters is readily available through the Freedom of Information Act, student records can be more difficult to obtain due to protections afforded by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. Expert testimony concerning school security measures, bullying, causation and physical injuries may also be necessary in order to prevail in an injury case of this type. For these reasons, is is essential for bullying victims to secure the assistance of New York personal injury lawyers with extensive background in handling complicated evidentiary scenarios and marshaling the most effective arguments possible.

At The Sanders Law Firm, Success Is A Tradition

Founded in 1967, The Sanders Law Firm has flourished into one of New York’s most successful personal injury practices, with an accomplished team of attorneys, paralegals, health care consultants, and support staff. Our trial attorneys take new cases on a contingency basis, which means there is no cost to the client unless we secure monetary damages on your behalf.

Our personal injury law firm continues to make its industry-leading legal services even better, and hire attorneys and staff that enable us to serve a more diverse population.

At The Sanders Firm, there is never any charge to evaluate your case. We have helped thousands of injured clients throughout New York City, Long Island, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island, and we’re prepared to help you too. In just the last five years we have procured over $100 million dollars on behalf of our clients, thanks to our vast resources and experienced attorneys. Our personal injury law firm continues to make its industry-leading legal services even better, and hire attorneys and staff that enable us to serve a more diverse population.

To set up your free, no-obligation case review with a New York personal injury lawyer, please call (516) 591-3208 or contact us using our online form. Our friendly staff is standing by to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.



The Sanders Law Firm is a New York personal injury practice with offices in Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn.