My Child Was Injured At School. What Should I Do?
Having a child injured is one of the most frightening things that can happen to a parent.
When the child is injured at school, the problems may be just beginning when the parent obtains medical treatment for the child’s injuries. Many school injuries are the responsibility of the school or other individuals, but parents end up with the bill because they’re unaware of their rights.
You need to contact Demas Law Group, P.C. A personal injury attorney can help parents recover damages for their child’s injuries that will pay for their medical care, pain and suffering, and other costs. We can help you pursue compensation to pay for the expenses you’ve racked up. Over the years, we’ve helped many Sacramento families get the help they need.
You can reach us at (888) 776-0977.
What to Do If Your Child Gets Hurt at a School in Sacramento
If your child is injured at school in Sacramento, the first thing you should do is have them see a doctor. Do not accept the statement that the child is “fine” or was not “really hurt.” Instead, be sure that you have your child seen by a doctor to determine the extent of the injuries.
Next, ask the school for a copy of the accident report. When a child is injured at school, the school is required by law to create a written report of the circumstances of the accident. If the school claims there is no accident report, make a note of this and discuss it with your attorney.
Can I Sue My Child’s School for an Injury?
Once you have gathered your child’s medical bills and a copy of the accident report, it is time to discuss your case with a personal injury attorney. An attorney can represent your child’s interests in a case against the school, the individuals who allowed or caused the accident, or both. It is important to remember that you as a parent have a right to send your child to school in a safe environment. If the school fails to provide such a safe environment, it is important for the parent to hold the school accountable for the child’s injuries. Not only is this the right thing to do, but it may also make the school safer in the future.
Contact a Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer for Child Injury at School
An experienced Sacramento child injury lawyer can work with you to recover damages on your child’s behalf. Compensation can be pursued for both lost time at school, lost opportunities, and pain and suffering. Although children do not usually earn money as adults do, their time is also valuable. Schools or individuals can be held accountable if they ruin a child’s chances to participate in some special sport or activity. A child may be permanently injured or disabled by an accident. If this is the case, the compensation must include a substantial sum in payment of loss of future earnings or opportunities.
Demas Law Group, P.C., has represented many families who’ve suffered through a child getting hurt at school. We can help you build a strong case against the parties responsible for the injury. Contact us today to learn more.
We can be reached at (888) 776-0977.
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