What happened wasn't your fault. You shouldn't have to pay
By definition, bystanders are nearly always innocent victims when accidents occur. A swimmer may be struck by a negligent boater or water skier. A witness to a car accident may suffer emotional distress after seeing someone trapped in a burning vehicle. A child may see a family member severely injured or killed in a house fire.
Property owners or event organizers who can reasonably expect crowds to gather at a certain location have an obligation to ensure that safety measures are in place. This may include appropriate fencing or demarcation of pedestrian walkways. When the people responsible for the event fail in that responsibility, bystanders are put at risk.
In the wake of a bystander injury, you may be left with medical bills, lost wages from time away from work and other expenses. You may lose earning potential due to emotional trauma that inhibits your ability to work. Your quality of life may be significantly affected.
We protect victims of bystander injury
If you suffered injury as a bystander to an accident caused by someone else's negligence, turn to the Law Offices of James Morris for help. We'll argue your personal injury case with compassion and determination, using the fast-paced, hard-hitting approach that wins settlements and verdicts in New York. Our legal team will review all of the circumstances surrounding the accident to make sure we can hold the responsible parties accountable.
Recovering damages after a bystander injury can be difficult. Emotional injury is difficult to quantify, and an insurance company may refuse to pay what those injuries are actually worth. We have the experience and resources to stand up to the insurance companies and make sure you get the damages you need to move on from the accident.