When your child is in school, you are trusting teachers, school staff and administrators to ensure that your child is safe. Often, schools require parents to sign liability waivers absolving them of any liability should your child be injured while on a field trip or perhaps while playing school sports. However, such a waiver doesn’t always release them of liability, especially in cases of negligence.
Certain circumstances surrounding the injury of a child in the care of school administrators or while on school property can be the result of negligent actions, and as such, the school can be held liable, even if you signed a waiver.
If your child was injured, don’t be bullied by school officials or legal counsel who says you can’t do anything because you signed a liability waiver. They are most likely counting on you simply not realizing that you do have legal recourse. Your first step would be to speak with a NYC school liability lawyer, who can hear the details of the incident and tell you if the school can be held liable or not. If necessary, the experienced attorney can launch an investigation and gather more evidence regarding the incident, helping you to better prove and win your case.
However, you may have a tougher fight if the school can prove that your child was acting recklessly, or that he or she was under appropriate supervision but an accident occurred anyway. In either case, a NYC school liability lawyer can help you move forward and better explain your rights and what you may be entitled to.
The skilled school liability attorneys of Dansker & Aspromonte led by Paul Dansker have obtained millions of dollars for children injured at school.
Students get injured at school all the time. Many injuries happen through normal activities, sports and running, and it is no one’s fault, just simply part of growing up.
Please call Paul Dansker & Aspromonte for a free consultation and case evaluation.
Dansker & Aspromonte are experienced playground accident attorneys. In recent years this area of the law has grown in large part due to awareness by parents, teachers and attorneys that there are certain things a school system, municipality or private school can do to make the playgrounds where children play much safer without incurring an enormous expense or inhibiting the children to express themselves. Closer scrutiny has uncovered negligent design, maintenance and supervision of play that now, with the proper understanding and insight can be reduced or avoided. However, children still get seriously injured in playground accidents, and often, school negligence is the root cause.
Let the experienced lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte discuss your child’s accident with you free of charge.
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