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Florida School Accident Lawyer

When you send your child to school, your expectation is that your child will be safe in the hands of the school that you are entrusting them to. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. In one study, that took a look at students for 6 years and during this time they say nearly 3,300 accidents occurred. According to the CDC, about 9.2 million children are seen in an emergency room to treat injuries from accidents. If your child had an accident at school, you may be entitled to recover damages, which is why you should contact a personal injury lawyer.

Common Types of School Injuries

Kids run around and play, which means injuries do happen. They can suffer from minor injuries at school, but there can also be some more serious injuries that can occur. Some of the most common injuries students get at school include:

  • Cuts and bruises
  • Head injuries
  • Strains and sprains
  • Dislocated joints
  • Broken bones or fractures
  • Internal injuries
  • Accidental strangulation

Accidents do happen, but if they are serious enough their school may be liable for any damages you have incurred due to their injuries. You trust your child’s school to make sure that your child is as safe as possible, and you are entitled to compensation if an accident does occur.

Typical Causes of School Injuries

Your child’s school is responsible for making reasonable efforts to make their school as safe as possible for their students. There are some things that are out of their control, but there are plenty of things that they can control that contribute to these types of accidents. Some of the most common causes of school accidents include:

  • Playground equipment or other school equipment that is not properly maintained or fixed.
  • Not having enough staff to monitor the lunchroom or recess to break up fights or to adequately respond to emergencies like injuries.
  • Not properly securing the school and its property from unauthorized people, who may cause injury or harm to the students.
  • Failing to take appropriate action after bullying or assault incidents were reported to you in school, on school property, or on the bus.
  • Not identifying potentially unsafe conditions or medical issues during a sports practice.
  • Failure to protect students from sexual assaults by other students, teachers, staff, or other adults allowed on the property.
  • Snow, hail or ice not properly removed from walkways
  • Wet flooring in the school not properly marked

These are just a few circumstances of negligence where you may be eligible to receive compensation for your child’s injuries. If your child’s school was negligent and it led to your child being injured, the school should be held accountable for their mistakes. A personal injury lawyer should be one of the first calls that you make in these cases.

Accidents happen, but that doesn’t mean that you aren’t entitled to recover for these accidents.

Your Rights in a School Injury Case

Unfortunately, you don’t always have a claim against the school if an accident happens. As parents, it’s normal to want to protect your child as much as possible. It hurts to see them in pain, but sometimes accidents are just unforeseen and unavoidable. This is why you should contact a personal injury attorney to see if you have a case against your child’s school.  For a FREE CONSULTATION, call 954-951-0000.

What to Do If Your Child Has a School Accident

As soon as you are made aware of the injury, you need to assess the situation. Sometimes, you may get a phone call about an injury or you just get a note home. Check your child out to see how bad the damage is. Do they need medical attention? If you have any concerns, you shouldn’t hesitate to see a doctor. If your child has a more serious injury, you may be entitled to compensation.

You should contact a personal injury lawyer. Compile any evidence that you may have, such as an incident report from the school and any medical reports. The personal injury attorney will take a look at your documents to decide whether or not you have a case for negligence. In some cases, you can record conversations to document what the witness says about the accident. You will need as much information as possible to not only determine whether you have a claim against the school but also to have the best chance of winning your claim.

Our firm will walk you through the process so that you understand what will happen every step of the way. Accident claims can be stressful to deal with, but the goal is to make the process as simple as possible for our clients. We will fight with your best interests in mind, even if that means we go to trial. The goal is to get you a fair settlement based on your situation without ever having to step foot in a courtroom. However, that’s not always possible so we are always ready to go to trial and fight for our clients to get them the recovery that they deserve.

Conclusion

Sometimes school accidents are just accidents, but sometimes they can be severe incidences that could have been avoided. If your school didn’t do what it needed to in order to adequately protect your kids, you should make sure they are held accountable for their mistakes. Our firm has a lot of experience in dealing with these types of claims, which helps our clients get the best possible outcomes for their personal injury legal cases. You just want fair compensation to cover the damages the personal injury accident caused and we are the team that can help you with that. If your child was injured in an accident or other incident at school, contact us today to see how we can help.  FREE CONSULTATION: 954-951-0000.

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