Child injured at school? Lakewood injury lawyers can help determine if you have the right to file a personal injury claim and the types of damages you may be eligible to seek. You will need to establish that the injury was caused by the negligence of someone else.
Damages in a Personal Injury Claim
If you can show that negligence was the cause of your child’s injuries, a personal injury claim may be filed. You will then need to determine the types of damages that can be sought based on your expenses and losses. This will depend on the circumstances of the incident and extent of your child’s injuries.
Some of the potential damages that may be available in a personal injury claim:
- medical costs
- mental anguish
Types of School-Related Injuries
Falls are one possible type of injury that can be suffered at school, in some cases a result of playground equipment. If it can be shown the equipment was poorly maintained and/or in disrepair or faulty, you may be able to file a claim.
Even the surface below the playground equipment could play a role in your ability to seek legal action. If your child fell from the equipment onto concrete and suffered a serious head or brain injury, the school may be liable for failing to provide a more protective surface underneath equipment on which children were allowed to climb and play.
Exposure to harmful materials is another type of injury that could lead to a personal injury claim, while conditions like slippery floors may lead to slips and falls that can cause injury. Talk to your lawyer if you suspect that conditions were otherwise unsafe, such as if they were not properly cleaned.
Asking a child to do something that causes injury, such as lifting heavy equipment, is another example in which the school may be found negligent.
If your child was attacked or assaulted while at school, you may be able to file a claim if supervision was lacking. The school is responsible for reasonably ensuring that students are properly monitored. Failure to do so may leave the school liable for injuries sustained in a fight or assault.
Consulting Lakewood Injury Lawyers
It can be difficult to know if you have the right to file a personal injury claim when your child has been injured at school. D.J. Banovitz can not only help determine if you have a viable claim but he will make sure that all of your damages are addressed.
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