Who is Responsible for My Child’s School Injuries?

As a parent, you instinctively experience a lifelong concern for your child’s safety the moment they come into this world. While accidents can happen anytime, you should not have to worry about your child’s wellbeing or safety while they are in school. If your child has been injured in a preventable accident at school due to the negligence or misconduct of another, there is no time to waste before you investigate the situation further to start the process of holding the accountable parties liable.

Children are naturally susceptible to injuries and accidents and these incidents are simply part of the growing process. However, while they are in school, we have the right to assume our children are in contained and monitored environments. Though certain risks are unavoidable, such as common playground injuries, school administrators and staff are responsible for keeping children out of harm’s way as much as possible. If your child is injured as a result of the school’s negligence, you have the right to pursue compensation for this injustice.

Determining liability for school injuries can be complex as it depends on the specific circumstances of each case. However, schools are obligated to provide a generally safe, hazard-free environment which meets an acceptable standard of care.

The following are common examples of negligence which may constitute legal liability:

  • Improper training of staff including bus drivers and all school district employees
  • Lack of proper supervision
  • Defective sports, classroom, or playground equipment
  • Food poisoning
  • Asbestos exposure
  • Unsafe conditions, such as loose or wet floors resulting in slip and fall accidents

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Was your child harmed or injured while in school? Our qualified and top-rated legal team at Foley Griffin, LLP has substantial experience delivering our clients the most successful results possible. We know the extreme stress associated with the aftermath of an unexcepted injury, especially when it happens to your child. Our personal injury lawyers will fight to deliver the maximum compensation you and your family deserve.

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