What to Do If Your Child Is Injured at School
Protecting Your Child’s Rights After a School-Related Injury
Thousands of children are injured at schools every year. From preschools to college campuses, kids sustain serious injuries in preventable accidents. If your child is injured at school, you need to contact an attorney as quickly as possible to determine your legal options.
At Denlea & Carton, our attorneys can help you understand your rights, including your child’s right to recovery after a school-related injury. We fight hard to ensure that our clients receive the maximum compensation available to redress their injuries. If your child was injured while at school, contact our office at (914) 368-7168 for a free consultation.
What to Do If Your Child Is Injured in a School Accident
It is one of most parent’s worst fears – a call from the school notifying you that there has been an accident. Unfortunately, this is a reality for too many families. Children are injured at school for any number of reasons, from dangerous equipment to lack of proper supervision.
If your child is injured at school, you should:
- Seek medical attention immediately;
- Gather any evidence, including photos and videos from the scene;
- Obtain witness contact information;
- Ask for a copy of the police report or school incident report; and
- Contact an experienced child injury attorney.
A child injury attorney can investigate the accident that caused your child to sustain harm. They will determine how to best proceed with the case, including whether to pursue a lawsuit against the school or school district.
Why You Need an Attorney
Schools are not liable for all injuries that occur on their grounds. For instance, if your child was injured after school hours at a non-school sanctioned event, the school may not be legally responsible for your child’s harm. An attorney can help you understand who should be held liable for your child’s injury and how to best pursue a claim for damages.
Without the help of a qualified attorney, you may end up settling for less than your case is worth. Childhood injuries can have long-lasting health implications. Because their brain is still developing, any trauma to the head can cause problems into adulthood. Getting the best medical care possible is critical to their physical recovery. Obtaining the maximum compensation for your child’s case can help make sure that they receive the care and treatment they need.
Contact Our Office for a Free Consultation
If your child was injured while at school, you may have a valid claim for any losses related to their injuries. Contact our office at (914) 368-7168 to schedule a free, confidential consultation.
At Denlea & Carton, we have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. Let us help you get the money your child deserves after a school-related injury.
It is important to remember that you only have a limited amount of time to file a claim for damages against your child’s school or school district. There are no fees unless we win. Call our office now to speak directly with an attorney.