Parents must trust schools with the care of the people most precious to them: their children. In turn, those schools have a responsibility to ensure the safety of students. Unfortunately, this does not always happen.
There are many ways that children are hurt at school. Some suffer injuries in class, while others are involved in accidents involving school busses, playground equipment or athletic equipment.
When adequate precautions and safety measures are not in place, or when school staff and administrators act negligently, it can result in severe injuries to children. If your child has been injured, it is important to recover compensation for medical treatment and future care through a premises liability claim. Contact a New York attorney of Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., to schedule a free initial consultation regarding an injury to your child in a school or day care accident.
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Proper supervision and safety needs to be in place for a broad spectrum of school situations, including:
- Access to the school: Street crossings should be appropriately marked and managed by crossing guards or other responsible adults. Bus loading and unloading areas should be safe and well-supervised. Responsible adults must be available to provide assistance to your child.
- Athletics: Gym classes and intramural sports should be well-supervised, utilizing proper safety equipment, and maintaining areas in a good condition, avoiding falls and accidents.
- Science and technology: Science, woodworking, metal crafting or other classes where potentially hazardous activities take place must be conducted in a safe manner that minimizes potential harm.
- Bullying: Staff has a responsibility to prevent and appropriately respond to assaults by other students or teachers. When schools fail to protect kids from bullying, they should be held responsible for the harm caused.
It may be possible to hold schools responsible when children are injured due to inadequate or negligent supervision, or after school bus accidents. Each situation is different. The best way to get answers about your situation is to speak with an experienced lawyer at our firm.
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Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation. Our attorneys are ready to meet with you to discuss your options for recovery after an accident in a New York school.