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 kid's teacher, as well as lots of other staff, your kid should be well cared for-- but that isn't always the situation.
If your kid has been harmed at school, you need experienced 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. Get in touch with us today for a no-cost consultation with one of our compassionate lawyers.
Understanding Personal Injury Lawsuits Against Schools
Children often participate in activities that can result in bumps, scratches, and other minor injuries. These incidents are often inevitable and not caused by the school's negligence.
In the case of a significant injury, however, negligence might be to blame, leaving the school district responsible for all resulting damages. Both public and private schools can be held liable for injuries that take place on or near campus and while transporting students. Actions considered negligent by the school may include:
- School bus accidents
- Playground injuries caused by a lack of supervision
- Food poisoning
- Slip and fall accidents because of hazardous conditions
- Exposure to asbestos
If your kid was harmed at school, you must submit a legal action against the school to prove negligence. An expert school injury lawyer can help make your case and also represent you in court, ensuring you obtain the compensation you deserve.
What You Can Do If Your Child was Injured At School
If your kid was hurt while at school, you can ensure they receive the best quality of care and support. Here's how to proceed, starting immediately after the incident takes place.
Receive Medical Attention As Soon As Possible
If any injury takes place on the premises of the school, the nurse will likely call you to get your child. Based on their description of the injury, you may wish to request they call an ambulance-- or they might let you know that is their suggested action.
If your child arrives at home injured and without notice by the school, however, call an ambulance or drive them to the emergency room for an exam and care. If the injuries are not serious, you could also visit the urgent care center in your area.
The care team will evaluate the injuries and provide the appropriate treatments, helping relieve your kid's pain and discomfort. When your child is stable and resting comfortably, you can find out their story of what occurred.
Help Your Child Write Down What Occurred
With the situation fresh in your kid's mind, ask them to inform you what happened and carefully write down their story. Ask for all names of individuals in the story, giving direction on who can offer additional details about the accident.
When you have all the details written, make a copy and keep both in a secure place. Make them accessible, though, since you will likely need to provide your lawyer with a copy. Your lawyer will use that detailed report to help them identify witnesses and gather evidence to support your claim.
Talk To The School
After an injury occurs, you want to make sure there are safeguards set in place to prevent another occurrence. Without a doubt, before your kid returns to school, you will want to take this step and follow up to make sure all plans are put in place. Only once the school corrects the problem is it safe to think about sending the child back.
Get In Touch With An Attorney To Rule Out Negligence
The school also needs to be notified if you plan on filing a lawsuit against the district. You will need to submit a notice of claim in writing to provide the school an opportunity 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 case.
By talking to an attorney right after a school injury happens, you can get help with submitting this claim before time runs out. When the school finishes their investigation, your attorney can then file a lawsuit against the school.
School Injury Lawyer
If your child was hurt as a result of their school's oversight, you deserve justice. The knowledgeable and compassionate lawyers at First Law Group are here to help you work towards that goal. We'll make sure that you get the complete compensation you are entitled to. Contact us today to schedule a no-obligation consultation with one of our personal injury lawyers.
At First Law Group, we really care about our community and we are driven by our passion for clients. Our personal injury lawyers in Rancho Cucamonga, California are always available to take your call. For a Free Consultation, call us at (626) 888-8264, or visit our website: FirstLG.com