Reliable Personal Injury Assistance For Midwest Families

Our School Injury Lawyer Knows Schools Have A Duty To Provide Safe Environments For Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis school injury lawyer. We serve Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.

Injuries At Minneapolis Schools Can Happen In Many Ways

There are a myriad of 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.

Can You Sue A School District In Minnesota?

Parents of injured children can sue a school district under certain circumstances. Parents want their children to be safe at school, and if an incident occurs where that safety is compromised, it Is crucial to address it to prevent it from happening again.

There are avenues available to help Minnesota parents seek justice and compensation for their child’s injuries. They include:

  • Filing a personal injury claim against the school district: Accountability is important, and this can force the school to address any negligence or wrongdoing that led to the child’s injuries.
  • Communicating with the school: Parents can schedule meetings with school administrators and other responsible parties to discuss the incident, express concerns and seek assurances that measures will be taken to prevent similar incidents.
  • Seeking remedial action: Parents can request specific remedial actions from the school to address safety concerns. It might include implementing new safety protocols, conducting thorough investigations into the incident or providing additional supervision in certain areas of the school.
  • Advocacy and community involvement: Parents can engage in advocacy efforts within their community to raise awareness of safety issues in schools and advocate for systemic changes. This may involve participating in parent-teacher associations, attending school board meetings or joining community organizations focused on education and child welfare.
  • Utilizing support services: Schools have support services to assist students and families dealing with injuries or traumatic incidents. Parents can seek support from school counselors, psychologists or social workers to help their child cope with the emotional aftermath of the injury and facilitate their recovery process.

In Minnesota, most school districts (including Hennepin County and Ramsey County) have insurance companies with coverage to protect them in case of such incidents. This insurance coverage may provide compensation to the injured child and their family. However, navigating the legal process can be complex, so parents should seek assistance from personal injury lawyers who understand what it takes to navigate the system.

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 Minneapolis 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.