Northern Virginia Student Injury Lawyer
Considerations for Children Hurt at School
As a parent, nothing is more important to you than the happiness, safety and well-being of your child. Since the moment that they were born, your children have continuously occupied the forefront of your attention, and you have been doing everything in your power to ensure that they are well cared for and safe from harm. When you send your children to school, you do so in the hope and expectation that they will be under careful supervision and will be protected from the risk of injury or death at all times. If you have had the terrible experience of learning that your child has been seriously hurt in an accident at school, you have reason to be outraged.
Examples of School Accident Claims
The teachers and other staff members at a school cannot prevent any and all accidents. If, however, your child’s injury occurred in an accident which could have been avoided, you may have grounds to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim against the school. For example, playground equipment may have gone without inspection, routine maintenance and repairs, with the result that something broke and caused your child to be hurt. Perhaps the custodian left a wet floor without any type of warning sign and this resulted in a slip and fall accident.
Maybe unsanitary conditions in the cafeteria allowed food to spoil or become contaminated, with the result that your child suffered food poisoning. In some cases, an athlete injury can be attributed to a lack of proper safety gear or a coach’s negligence in compelling students to compete despite an injury. If your child was subjected to violence or sexual abuse on the part of a teacher, the school district may be liable for a failure to perform background checks before hiring.
Fairfax School Accident Attorney Serves Alexandra, Arlington, & Surrounding Areas
Whatever the circumstances of your child’s injury, do not take any further action on the case before contacting us at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. for a free consultation. The school may approach you with an offer to settle the case with payment for your losses, but there is a very good chance that this offer is for far less than what you deserve. Let a Northern Virginia personal injury lawyer from our team review your claim to determine how much it is truly worth. We want to help you recover full compensation for your present and future medical expenses, for your child’s reduced earning capacity when he or she reaches adulthood, and for your child’s pain, suffering and emotional distress. Take the first step now by contacting us for a free case evaluation.