Schools Have A Duty To Provide Safe Environments For Students
Few things are as distressing as an injury to your child. As parents, you trust that your children will be safe at school, so it is devastating when injuries occur. You are understandably upset and angry, but know that you may be able to hold the negligent party accountable for your child’s losses and the expense of their medical care.
At Keller, Woods & Thompson, P.A., in Minneapolis, our attorneys have considerable experience in cases like these. We have helped many families get through this difficult time and find justice for their children, compensation for medical care, and more. Please call us today at 763-447-4076 to arrange a free consultation with an experienced, compassionate lawyer. We serve Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.
Injuries At School Can Happen In Many Ways
There are myriad dangers on school grounds and during school activities. Some of the most common injuries involve:
- Slipping, tripping or falling
- A school bus accident
- Playground accidents
- Gym class accidents
- An assault by or fight with another student
- Sexual abuse by other students or teachers, coaches and staff
- Harm caused by another child bringing a weapon to school
These types of situations may result in serious injuries such as concussions and severe brain injuries, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, scarring and disfigurement, and emotional trauma.
What Can You Do About The Incident?
We will investigate the situation to determine who is liable for the injury. When teachers or aids are not adequately supervising the students, injuries can occur. They may have been out of the classroom, supervising other students or simply not paying attention. Maybe they were distracted by a personal matter or by their phone. All of these things can foster an environment where accidents and deliberate assaults can happen.
Learn How We Can Help Your Family After A School Injury
At Keller, Woods & Thompson, P.A., we have a reputation for being savvy negotiators and aggressive litigators. You can rely on this as well as our dedication to you. For a free consultation, call 763-447-4076 or complete a short form.