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Zone of Danger rule extends compensation to family members

In New York, the Zone of Danger rule is enforced to provide legal recourse for immediate family members who witnessed a parent, spouse, sibling, or child’s injury or death in an accident. According to the rule, the witness does not have to have received injury in the accident; however, he or she must prove three things:

1. Physical or emotional trauma was inflicted on the witness
2. The witness was aware of the injury or death of his or her family member as it happened
3. The witness is an immediate family member, a father, mother, son, daughter, sister, or brother, of the injured or deceased individual

Attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP, know how devastating an injurious or fatal accident can be – especially for the surviving loved ones. Call us at 866-LAWS-USA to find out more about Zone of Danger litigation and discuss your options with an experienced attorney.


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