Getting a call from your child’s school to notify you they were injured is every parent’s worst nightmare. Parents in the Bronx place an immense amount of trust in teachers, administrators, and other school staff members to keep their children safe. If these individuals fail to take your child’s safety seriously, the consequences can be significant. Importantly, if your child was injured at school, you may have grounds to file a school accident claim to recover compensation for their injuries and other damages.
At Lever & Ecker, PLLC, our attorneys understand the challenges of contending with a school accident and are committed to supporting you during this difficult time. We have over six and a half decades of combined experience pursuing the maximum compensation available for our clients in the Bronx and the neighboring areas. We will handle every detail of your case so you can focus on your child’s needs as they heal and recover.
If school staff fail to uphold the duty of care they owe to students to keep them safe while on school property, they may be held liable through a school accident claim. You may have a legitimate claim if these circumstances (among perhaps others) apply to your case:
Schools are required to monitor students to ensure their safety. If the students vastly outnumber the adults, or other factors impact the ability by school staff to observe students, proper supervision becomes more challenging and the school may be responsible for an accident causing injury to a student.
The school must safely maintain classrooms, hallways, gyms, and all other areas to prevent harm. If the school fails to address any safety hazards on its premises, it may be liable if a child is injured.
People who work with children should be qualified and upstanding members of society. When a school fails to perform and act on appropriate background checks, or to conduct proper training, it could be responsible for the conduct of unqualified or improperly trained teachers or other staff members.
Proper security is essential in all schools, especially if violent incidents have occurred in the school or neighborhood. If your child’s school lacked appropriate safety procedures or failed to hire enough security, it may be legally responsible for your child’s injuries.
While these are some of the most common reasons school injuries occur, children are harmed at school in many other ways. An experienced school accident lawyer can investigate your case to uncover the cause of your child’s accident as well as the responsible party or parties.
Many different individuals are involved in ensuring a school runs smoothly. This also means several parties may have been involved in your child’s accident. Some possible liable parties in a school accident include:
Depending on the nature of your child’s accident, more than one person may be responsible for their injuries. At Lever & Ecker, PLLC, we are committed to holding all liable parties fully accountable for your child’s pain, suffering, and other losses.
The trusted attorneys at Lever & Ecker, PLLC, understand the unique stress of caring for an injured child. If your child was hurt at school, our Bronx lawyer can handle every aspect of the legal process so you can focus on your child’s health, safety, and emotional well-being. Some of the many ways our attorneys can support you include:
Among the most important services our attorneys provide is pursuing monetary compensation for your child’s injuries, pain and suffering (both physical and emotional) and medical expenses. Our Bronx school accident attorneys will consider your child’s current and future needs when determining the total value of your case.
If your child was injured in an accident at school, do not hesitate to contact the award-winning attorneys at Lever & Ecker, PLLC. Our attorneys are committed to providing top-notch legal services and personalizing their approach to every case. We have a 99% success rate over our 65+ years of combined experience, and we are prepared to take your case to trial to fight for the maximum amount of compensation available for your child’s injuries.