New Orleans School Accident Lawyer
New Orleans schools have a great task of educating and supervising children for seven, eight, or more hours daily. This is challenging when there are thousands of children to consider. While schools often work hard to ensure the environments are safe for children, sometimes accidents happen. When they do, a child can get seriously injured.
So what is a parent to do? Can they sue the school? Possibly, when employees fail in their duty to properly supervise students and provide them with a safe environment. While schools do have a duty to provide reasonable supervision over students, constant supervision of all students is neither possible nor required under state law.
So if you do plan to file a lawsuit against the school, the courts will consider several factors. Was the school supposed to be providing supervision? If so, what sort of activity led to the injury and could it have been reasonably foreseen by the school employees?
If your child was injured at school, is the school to blame? Not always. A New Orleans school accident lawyer from Palazzo Law Firm can assess the circumstances surrounding your case and inform you on how to best proceed with a claim.
Common School Accidents
Some common school accidents include:
- Playground accidents. Playgrounds cause hundreds of thousands of injuries every year.
- These injuries range from minor cuts and bruises to broken bones to brain injuries and amputations. Monkey bars, climbing equipment, and swings are the most dangerous pieces of equipment. Many of these accidents are fatal, especially ones that are caused by strangulation and falls. A negligent supervisor, school, maintenance crew, or manufacturer may be responsible for playground injuries, depending on the nature of the incident.
- Sports-related accidents. Sports and recreational activities are the leading causes of musculoskeletal injuries in children. Millions of children are treated in emergency departments for these kinds of injuries every year. School sports can cause sprains, strains, broken bones, spinal cord fractures, concussions, and heat stroke. A school may be liable for sports-related injuries if they result from negligent coaching or inadequate supervision.
- Premises liability accidents. The law requires property owners, such as the school district, to maintain reasonably safe premises for children and employees. This involves repairing known hazards and posting warning signs informing others of known but unrepaired hazards. Failure to obey these duties can result in harmful slip, trips, and falls, parking lot accidents, swimming pool accidents, and fires.
- School violence. Unfortunately, school violence is also an issue. School violence can refer to bullying, pushing, fights, shootings, stabbings, gang violence, and assaults. School violence can lead to both physical and emotional harm, including bruises, broken bones, gunshot wounds, and head trauma.
Contact Palazzo Law Firm Today
Schools are supposed to be safe places, but sometimes injuries can occur. A lawyer can provide you with the advice you need. The team at Palazzo Law Firm is ready to assess your case and help you and your child move forward after a school injury. To schedule a consultation with a New Orleans school accident lawyer, fill out the online form or call 504-433-1442.