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Bullying

Children who are bullied at school or on social media may be reluctant to talk about it, and when they do, parents may feel powerless to stop it. Bullying allegations are not always thoroughly investigated, even when it happens to adults in the workplace. The attorneys at Ketterman Rowland & Westlund understand that bullying is not uncommon and can have harmful, and lasting, effects. We are here to help families and individuals who are victims of bullying and cyberbullying. There is no charge for a consultation to discuss your options for a legal remedy.

Ketterman Rowland & Westlund attorneys have the experience and get results.

  • LISTEN WITH COMPASSION AND ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS
  • QUICKLY COLLECT STATEMENTS AND EVIDENCE
  • LEVERAGE OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PERSONAL INJURY – BULLYING CASES
  • SUPPORT YOUR CASE WITH SOLID DATA
  • NEGOTIATE FAIR SETTLEMENTS

Bullying Lawers

Lawyers Experienced with Bullying Cases

In Texas, “David’s Law,” Bill 179, relates to harassment, bullying and cyberbullying of a student or a minor. This law gives parents the ability to seek relief against the person doing the bullying, or the parents, if the perpetrator is a minor. It’s important to have a legal team on your side with knowledge and experience in bullying and cyberbullying cases. KRW provides the expertise you need to recover compensation.

Bullying and Cyberbullying Examples

Being aware of what is considered bullying and cyberbullying can help you understand how they may relate to your personal injury case.

  • There are federal and state laws relating to bullying.
  • Bullying can be actions that are verbal or physical, in person, in writing, or online (cyberbullying).
  • Bullying is conduct that in some way harms another student or their property, or places a student in reasonable fear of harm.

Cyberbullying is any bullying that is done electronically, including using a telephone, computer, camera, instant messaging or other internet-based messaging tool.

School boards and districts in Texas are required to:

  • Establish policies that allow students to anonymously report bullying incidents
  • Have policies designed to prevent and mediate bullying
  • Implement procedures for students to report incidents and for notifying parents or guardians when a student has been bullied.

Gathering Evidence

The attorneys at Ketterman Rowland & Westlund take a compassionate approach to working with families who are affected by bullying. In collecting evidence, we may speak to:

  • The student or students involved
  • The parents or guardians of the students
  • School personnel, or members of the local or state school boards
  • Witnesses, such as other students, teachers and staff
  • Electronic communications

We’re Here for You

Violating bullying and harassment laws can result in criminal penalties. It’s our job to provide thorough and professional representation of your case and fight to recover what is due. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.