As a parent, you trust that every time your kid enters their school that those in charge will do whatever it takes to promote child safety. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. If your child has suffered a school injury and you’re seeking guidance on what to do next, Patrick Daniel Law is here to help. In this blog, we’ll quickly go over school injury facts and figures you need to know, in what circumstances your kid’s school can be held liable for their injuries, and how working with an experienced child injury lawyer can benefit your case.
School Injury Statistics
As seasoned child injury attorneys, the statistics surrounding injury at school aren’t too surprising for us but may come as a shock to you. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 200,000 kids 14 and under are treated in an ER for playground-associated injuries in the U.S. every year. In addition, children between the ages of 5 and 14 experience playground-associated traumatic brain injuries at school at a higher rate. These numbers don’t even begin to cover the various other possible injuries that can occur in a public or private school setting.
Keeping Kids Safe is a School’s Responsibility
At Patrick Daniel Law, it’s our job to make sure that schools are held accountable for their actions and inactions. While holding a school liable can be a bit tricky, it all boils down to whether or not the school was negligent. According to the Legal Information Institute, negligence is “a failure to behave with the level of care that someone of ordinary prudence would have exercised under the same circumstances. The behavior usually consists of actions, but can also consist of omissions when there is some duty to act.” Essentially, when school leadership isn’t doing everything in their power to prevent injury, and your child becomes a victim of their negligence, it is important that you secure legal representation as soon as possible.
Speak with a Child Injury Lawyer Today
Taking on a school district or educational system in court can seem like a daunting task. Still, with our team’s history of success and legal knowledge, you can rest assure that full and fair compensation can be a reality for your family. We fight for the rights of your child and safe kids throughout the U.S., so contact us online or call us at 713-999-6666 today.