Who is Liable for Injuries on School Property?
There are places in life where people expect to be safe, including homes and schools. But in reality, accidents happen everywhere. When an accident happens, it is possible a person or entity was at fault. If you or someone you care about was injured on school grounds, talk to a Florida personal injury lawyer about the strength of your possible claim or lawsuit.
After a school injury, car accident, slip and fall, or other injurious event, connect with the lawyers at Roman & Roman. With over 100 years of combined experience, the attorneys at Roman & Roman help victims secure fair compensation for damage and injuries.
Common Accidents that Occur at Schools
Accidents happen in a variety of ways so it stands to reason that there are a range of injuries that can and do happen on school property. According to one study, 55% of school accidents are slips, falls, and trips. But some also happen in vehicles or in lunchrooms, and there are times when those injuries are exacerbated because precautions were not put in place. Every situation has its own factors to assess, but it is possible someone was negligent.
Some accident examples:
- Injuries from slips and falls on a playground
- Falls or trips on staircases
- Parking lot car and bus accidents
- Seat belt injuries sustained in bus accidents
- Sport injuries due to poor equipment
- Abuse by school staff or coaches
- Lunchroom food poisoning
- Fights between students
Whatever the harm, it is likely doctor bills, therapy fees, and pain and suffering were sustained. To help you cope with the expenses and recovery process, connect with a Florida personal injury lawyer.
Do Not Accept a Settlement Offer Before Talking to an Attorney
When an accident happens, it can be an incredibly emotional experience. A variety of people may try to improve the situation when individuals are upset. For example, a school may propose a solution complete with a settlement amount. Instead of blindly accepting an offer, talk to an attorney who will protect your best interests. After all, there are not only the base fees. From a financial perspective, there could be time parents have had to take off work to help their child heal. This could mean lost wages and pain and suffering should be included in a fair compensation total.
Active kids do sometimes get bruises from day-to-day play, but when a child is injured because of another’s negligence, the family should move toward a fair resolution. This could include transparent answers and financial compensation. When you share your story with an experienced attorney, they will let you know if the school was liable.
Do you know someone who was injured on Florida school property? Talk to an experienced attorney as soon as possible to strengthen your case. When another is negligent, you are not responsible for all of the expenses connected to an accident. With over 100 years of combined experience, the personal injury lawyer at Roman & Roman to understand your rights. Schedule your free consultation today. We serve clients in Clearwater, Hudson, and Tampa .