Injuries at School
Parents of school-aged children spend a lot of time thinking about safety. When parents send their kids to school, though, they must put all their trust in the school to keep their child safe. While we know that children’s curiosity and playfulness often trump an awareness for safety, it is the responsibility of the school to create an environment that predicts, mitigates, and prevents accidents whenever possible.
If you have a child who has been injured while at school, you may be able to mount a successful legal case that will require the school to cover medical costs. Filing a lawsuit against a school can be a complicated process, but if you have a reasonable case and take the appropriate steps, you can get the legal justice you deserve.
What to do Before You File
Before filing a lawsuit against a school, take the following steps:
- Take your child to the doctor for examination and treatment
- Keep all records of medical bills and medical reports
- Contact the Milwaukee personal injury lawyers of Domnitz & Domnitz, S.C. to learn about the state-specific laws of Wisconsin that may affect the process of suing the school
- Filing a lawsuit against a school for injuries to your child will of course require you to have a reasonable case. You will need to prove that the school was negligent in its duty to keep your child safe and that this negligence was at least a contributing factor in the injuries sustained by your child.
What May Count as Negligible?
Incidents that can likely be attributed to a school’s negligence are plentiful and specific to your child’s school. Examples include:
- Injury caused intentionally by other students
- Injury due to hazardous or dirty environmental conditions
- Injury on playground equipment due to lack of supervision
- If you can show that whatever injury-causing incident occurred would have been mitigated or prevented had the school not been negligent, you have a reasonable case to file a lawsuit.
Before starting the process of filing a lawsuit against a school, you should consider finding legal support. For a free consultation, contact the Milwaukee personal injury lawyers at Domnitz & Domnitz, S.C. We have a long history of helping our clients to recoup their losses. Click here to see a list of our most significant verdicts and settlements.