Students sustaining injuries while attending school has become an all too familiar reality. The vast majority of students will make it through school without suffering a serious injury, however unfortunate situations do arise where a student is injured while at school due to any number causes.
Students may be injured at school due to:
- Teacher Negligence
- Inadequate Supervision
- Premises Liability
- Field Trip Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Cross-Walk Accidents
- Teacher Child Abuse
- Student Bullying
- Assaults and Battery by Peers
- Sexual Molestation
The parents or guardians of an injured student may be able to hold a school liable for student injuries or death.
These cases often involve claims asserting a theory of negligence in that schools have a duty to protect students from danger while under their supervision. Although this duty may not be absolute, schools are at a minimum expected to provide necessary supervision, warn students and faculty of potential threats, and to adhere to policies and safety practices designed to reduce the risk of violence occurring on school grounds.
Your Child’s School May Be Liable for Their Injury
Students injured at school may be eligible for damages if a school is found liable for injuries caused to the student.
If you are the parent or guardian of a student who was injured while at school, contact The Law Office of Robert L. Starr for a free, confidential case evaluation.