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Injuries Can Happen at School

Injuries Can Happen at School

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All schools are obligated to provide a safe environment for their students and anyone legally on their premises. When they fail to do this and injuries occur, they can be held responsible. Parents who are facing such a situation need the legal help of an experienced attorney.

Every year, more than 12,000 people between the ages of 0 and 19 die from unintentional injuries. Over 9 million people in the same age group are seen in emergency rooms for injuries annually. Some of these injuries happen in schools. When you send your child to school, you have the right to expect they will be safe. It can be quite shocking to find out the hard way that the school has failed your expectations. However, you can count on an experienced Huntsville personal injury lawyer to protect your legal rights. 

Common Injuries at School

No matter how safe you keep your home and protect your child, injuries are a natural part of every childhood. When these injuries occur because of negligence in a school, they are unacceptable. Common injuries kids often resulting from school negligence include:

  1. Head injures such as concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  2. Internal injuries can cause excessive bleeding and other serious problems
  3. Fractures and broken bones which are sometimes not easily seen
  4. Dislocated joints that require medical attention so they can heal correctly
  5. Sprains and strains, although often mild, should be examined by a doctor
  6. Accidental strangulation caused by unsafe playground equipment and lack of staff supervision

Schools and staff have a duty to keep their property and equipment maintained and free from hazards. When they don’t do this, the risk of injury increases significantly. Sadly, children and their parents are the ones who suffer the consequences. A compassionate Huntsville personal injury attorney understands this and can help you recover money for your damages.

What to do if Your Child is Injured at School

No parent anticipates a phone call during their workday informing them that their child has sustained an injury after being involved in an accident at school. Unfortunately, these phone calls are made every day, and there is a chance it can happen to your family. 

If your child was injured, there are specific steps you can take to secure your legal rights, including:

  1. Seeking medical care
  2. Documenting the circumstances, injuries, what the school told you, what your child says happened
  3. Taking pictures of your child’s injuries
  4. Meeting with a seasoned Huntsville personal injury lawyer as soon as possible

While you are understandably focused on your child’s physical health, never put off learning about your child’s legal rights following an injury at school. 

Injured at School? Call a Knowledgeable Huntsville Personal Injury Lawyer Today

No matter how mild or severe, your child didn’t deserve their injuries. They deserved a safe environment and supervision by school staff. If you suspect your child’s school is liable for their injuries, we can help. You and your child could receive compensation for the damages you both suffer. The sooner you contact us, the better we can assist you. Call us to schedule your consultation with a knowledgeable Huntsville personal injury attorney. The attorneys at Cloud, Ryan & Rouse can be reached at 256-801-1000 or through our online contact form.


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