Although most schools offer safe learning environments, accidents, and injuries still sometimes occur. When school accidents and injuries happen because of another person’s negligence, you may be able to take legal action against the school, the school board, and/or the board of education for your school district.
Although most schools are honored institutions, accidents and injuries can still happen on school grounds – sometimes as a result of a teacher or supervisor’s carelessness or negligence. When this happens, the parent of the injured child or children may be able to file an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit against the school, school board, or school district.
If your child was injured while at school, and you suspect that negligence on the part of a teacher, administrator, or supervisor was to blame, the knowledgeable San Francisco personal injury attorneys at The Cartwright Law Firm, Inc. want to help you. Our legal team can investigate the occurrence and what happened. We could then file a claim or lawsuit against the responsible party, which may be the school board or the school district.
Types of Accidents and Injuries that Can Occur in a School Setting
There are several types of accidents and injuries that may occur in a school setting. Some of the most common accidents include the following:
- Accidents that occur on a school playground – School playground injuries can range from bruises and minor cuts to bone fractures and traumatic brain injuries – especially where children fall off of play equipment, such as swings and monkey bars. These accidents sometimes happen because of the negligence of a school, supervisor, maintenance person, or playground equipment manufacturing company.
- Accidents at sports practices and events – Sports practices and events can also lead to serious injuries, including muscle and ligament sprains, repetitive motion injuries, growth plate injuries, spinal cord damage, broken bones, and concussions. These injuries sometimes happen because of negligent coaching, poor supervision, or hazards that are present on the school premises.
- Accidents that occur because of hazards present on the school grounds – Schools (and property owners in general) are required to maintain premises that are in a reasonably safe condition for both children and school employees. Schools are responsible for warning about and repairing known dangerous conditions on the school premises and routinely inspecting the premises for unknown dangerous conditions that might exist. Slip and fall accidents are one type of serious accident that can occur because of hazards that exist on school premises.
Talk to a San Francisco Personal Injury Lawyer Today
If your child has suffered an injury while at school, carelessness and negligence on the part of a teacher, supervisor, coach, administrator, or some other individual may be to blame. The knowledgeable legal team at the Cartwright Law Firm, Inc. can assist you with filing a claim or lawsuit against all potentially responsible parties, which may include the school, the school district, and/or the school board, and pursue the monetary compensation that your son or daughter needs for the injuries he or she suffered.
To schedule a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a San Francisco personal injury attorney, please call us at (415) 433-0444 or contact us online.