School Injury Attorney in Palm Springs
Coachella Valley Child Injury Lawyer
When children go off to school for the day, parents typically have faith that their children will be well cared for and looked after while they are there. Unfortunately, it is not at all uncommon for children to incur injuries while at school. Sometimes teachers, school workers, and play yard staff are negligent or abusive, which could easily lead to child injuries.
Here at Barry Regar APLC, we want to help you keep your children safe by holding these negligent schools accountable for their actions. Our Palm Springs personal injury attorney takes great interest in these cases and stops at nothing to see that the victims are treated fairly. Approximately 4 million children suffer injuries at their school every year, and only by bringing these incidents into the spotlight can we can begin to enforce more efficient safety regulations to ensure our children are safe at school.
Types of School Injury Claims
Within a school environment, there are many different ways that a child could sustain a serious injury. Looking at school injury statistics in elementary school, one study found that 80% of the students went to see the school nurse at least once in a given year. The most common school injuries that are reported include:
- Playground Injuries
- Injuries on the School Bus
- Injuries from Physical Education Class
- Injuries from Sexual Abuse
- Injuries as a Result of Teacher Negligence
- Injuries as a Result of School District Negligence
- School Crossing Injuries
- Classroom Injuries
- School Shootings
Although the majority of school injuries are unintentional and completely accidental, there are also a high number of accidents that could have been avoided. If your child was injured at school due to legal negligence such as faulty school equipment, lack of supervision or faculty abuse, you could have grounds for a lawsuit.
How Long Do I Have To File My School Injury Claim In California?
It is important to note that you have a limited period of time to file your school injury claim. According to California law, you only have six months from the date of the injury to file your claim if you want to collect compensation for the damages. When filing a claim against a school or a school district you will need to file a Government Tort Claim before you can file a lawsuit.
Here at Barry Regar APLC, we can inform you of your legal rights and any possible course of action. We can give you trustworthy legal advice on how to file a claim against the school or school district. Our lead attorney, Barry Regar, has been practicing personal injury law for over 40 years. He is a proud member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and has recovered more than $79 million for past clients.
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