School Accident Lawyer
When you send your children off to school, you trust that they will be safe. Between the school bus driver, the principal, your child's teacher, and dozens of other personnel, your kid should be well looked after-- but that isn't always the situation.
If your child has been hurt at school, you want expert litigation on your side. At First Law Group, our personal injury attorneys have experience with school injury cases, and we will get you and your child the justice you deserve. Get in touch with us today for a no-cost consultation with one of our understanding attorneys.
Understanding Personal Injury Lawsuits Against Schools
Kids frequently take part in activities that can result in bumps, scratches, and various other small injuries. These incidents are often inevitable and not due to the school's negligence.
In the event of a major injury, however, negligence may be to blame, leaving the school district liable for all resulting damages. Both public and private schools can be held responsible for injuries that happen on or near campus and while transporting students. Actions considered negligent by the school might include:
- School bus accidents
- Playground injuries caused by a lack of supervision
- Food poisoning
- Slip and fall accidents due to hazardous conditions
- Exposure to asbestos
If your kid was injured at school, you must submit a claim against the school to prove negligence. A skilled school injury attorney can help build your case and represent you in court, ensuring you get the compensation you are entitled to.
What You Can Do If Your Kid was Injured At School
If your child was injured while at school, you can ensure they receive the best quality of care and assistance. Here's how to continue, starting immediately after the event takes place.
Get Medical Care As Soon As Possible
If any injury happens on the grounds of the school, the nurse will likely call you to get 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 child comes home injured and without notification by the school, however, call an ambulance or drive them to the emergency department for an exam and care. If the injuries are not severe, you could also visit the urgent care center in your area.
The care team will assess the injuries and offer the appropriate treatments, helping relieve your child's pain and discomfort. When your child is stable and resting comfortably, you can find out their story of what took place.
Help Your Kid Write Down What Happened
With the incident fresh in your child's mind, ask them to inform you what occurred and carefully write down their story. Ask for all names of people in the story, providing direction on who can give additional details about the incident.
Once you have all the information written down, make a copy and keep both in a secure place. Keep 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 determine witnesses and collect evidence to support your case.
Talk To The School
After an injury occurs, you want to be sure there are protections set in place to prevent another incident. Undoubtedly, before your child returns to school, you will want to take this step and follow up to ensure all plans are implemented. Only when the school corrects the issue is it safe to think about sending the child back.
Get In Touch With A Lawyer To Rule Out Negligence
The school additionally needs to be informed if you plan on filing a claim against the district. You will need to file a notice of claim in writing to provide the school a chance to investigate. In many areas, this needs to be filed within 60 to 90 days or you will not be able to proceed with a case.
By talking to a lawyer soon after a school injury occurs, you can get help with submitting this claim before time runs out. When the school completes their investigation, your lawyer can then file a lawsuit against the school.
School Injury Lawyer
If your child was injured due to their school's negligence, you deserve justice. The knowledgeable and compassionate lawyers at First Law Group are here to help you work towards that goal. We'll be sure that you obtain the full compensation you deserve. Call 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 Glendora, California are always available to take your call. For a Free Consultation, call us at (626) 888-8264, or visit our website: FirstLG.com