Chicago, IL Compensation Accident Attorneys
Generally, you must have sustained an injury as a direct result of the negligence of someone else in order to have a claim for damages. However, there is an exception if you are in the “zone of danger”. The “zone of danger” rule allows you make a claim for the emotional distress and any physical ailments associated with the distress if you were in a location where the actions of the negligent person could have caused physical injuries. If you were in a position of safety and only witnessed the neglect then you would not have a claim.
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