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School accident lawyer in Baldwin Park, CA

School Accident Injury Lawyer

When you send your kids off to school, you trust that they will be safe. Between the school bus driver, the principal, your child's teacher, and also lots of other staff, your kid should be well cared for-- but that isn't always the situation.

If your kid has been hurt at school, you need expert litigation on your side. At First Law Group, our personal injury lawyers have experience with school injury cases, and we will get you and your child the justice you deserve. Contact us today for a no-cost consultation with one of our compassionate attorneys.

Understanding Personal Injury Cases Against Schools

Children often participate in activities that can lead to bumps, scratches, and various other minor injuries. These events are typically unavoidable and not due to the school's negligence.

In the case of a serious injury, however, negligence may be to blame, leaving the school district liable for all resulting damages. Both public and private schools can be held liable for injuries that happen on or near campus and also while transporting students. Actions considered negligent by the school might consist of:

  • School bus accidents
  • Playground injuries due to a lack of supervision
  • Food poisoning
  • Slip and fall accidents due to unsafe conditions
  • Exposure to asbestos

If your child was injured at school, you have to submit a lawsuit against the school to prove negligence. A knowledgeable school injury lawyer can help make your case and also represent you in court, making sure you obtain the compensation you are entitled to.

What You Can Do If Your Kid was Injured at School

If your kid was hurt while at school, you can be sure they get the best quality of care and support. Here's how to continue, starting immediately after the event happens.

Receive Medical Care Immediately

If any injury takes place on the grounds of the school, the nurse will likely call you to pick up your child. Based on their explanation of the injury, you may wish to request they call an ambulance-- or they may let you know that is their suggested course of action.

If your kid arrives home hurt and without notice by the school, however, call an ambulance or drive them to the emergency room for an evaluation and care. If the injuries are not serious, you could also visit the urgent care center in your area.

The care team will assess the injuries and provide the proper treatments, helping alleviate your child's pain and discomfort. Once your kid is stable and resting comfortably, you can learn their account of what occurred.

Help Your Kid Write What Happened

With the situation fresh in your kid's mind, ask them to tell you what happened and thoroughly write down their story. Ask for all names of people in the story, giving direction on who can provide additional information about the accident.

Once you have all the information written, make a copy and keep both in a safe place. Make them accessible, though, because you will likely need to provide your attorney with a copy. Your lawyer will use that comprehensive report to help them identify witnesses and collect evidence to support your claim.

Talk to the School

After an injury occurs, you want to ensure there are protections set in place to avoid another accident. Undoubtedly, before your child returns to school, you will want to take this step and follow up to make sure all plans are implemented. Only when the school rectifies the issue is it safe to consider sending the child back.

Get in touch with a Lawyer to Rule Out Negligence

The school also needs to be informed if you intend on filing a claim against the district. You will need to file a notice of claim in writing to give the school a chance to investigate. In many places, this needs to be filed within 60 to 90 days or you will not be able to proceed with a lawsuit.

By contacting a lawyer right after a school injury occurs, you can get help with submitting this claim before time runs out. Once the school completes their investigation, your attorney can then file a legal action against the school.

School Injury Lawyer

If your child was injured as a result of their school's oversight, you deserve justice. The skilled and caring lawyers at First Law Group are here to help you work towards that goal. We'll guarantee that you recover the full compensation you are entitled to. Contact us today to arrange a no-obligation consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys.

At First Law Group, we really care about our community and we are driven by our passion for clients. Our personal injury lawyers in Baldwin Park, California are always available to take your call. For a Free Consultation, call us at (855) 578-1529, or visit our website:

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