May 15, 2018

Child is Hurt at School – Who is Liable?

Categories: Personal Injury, Uncategorized

Parents place a lot of trust in the schools that their children attend. People rightfully expect their school districts to provide a safe environment in which their children can learn. However, it is not unusual for a child to suffer minor cuts and bruises from accidents while participating in normal childhood activities during school. This is to be expected. Unfortunately, however, sometimes a child is seriously injured because of the negligence of the school district or some of its employees. If you are in this situation, you need to immediately consult with a personal injury attorney in Tampa to get your child the compensation that he or she deserves.

School Liability

A school district is legally obligated to ensure that its schools are reasonably safe for students to attend. A school district can be liable for a child’s injuries if it was negligent or somehow violated its legal duty of care towards a child. However, suing a school for your child’s injuries is not a simple task. Proving negligence is complicated. Also, you may have to overcome claims of governmental immunity when suing a school district. If your child was injured at school, it is not always the best route to try to handle things on your own. Your child’s future is too important to gamble with, and any mistakes that you make can damage your case. You should immediately consult with a personal injury attorney in Tampa to protect your rights.

Wagner, McLaughlin & Whittemore

The law firm of Wagner and McLaughlin has been helping personal injury clients in the Tampa area since 1967. We understand the legal intricacies involved in suing a government entity such as a school. Our highly experienced personal injury attorneys will fight hard to get your child needed compensation for his or her injuries. If your child has been injured at school, don’t take chances with just any law firm. The lawyers who handled your last real estate or family law problem may not have the experience and judgment necessary to litigate a personal injury case.

Call the law offices of Wagner, McLaughlin & Whittemore for a free and confidential case evaluation today.

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