School Accident Lawyer in
The Los Angeles Public School System is the largest in California and the second largest in the United States. There are private schools besides. Last year alone, there were 66,774 students enrolled in public schools in LA and 124,400 in charter schools. There are more than 25,000 teachers on the payroll and another 50,586 workers the school employs. To think that every single child is properly cared for at all times is a fantasy. If you are finding that to be your story, please know that we can help. We are not intimidated of school accident lawsuits. In fact, we specialize in them.
Liability of Schools – Both Public and Private
According to the law, schools and those who work there must do everything within their reasonable power to protect the children who they oversee. If your child has suffered an injury while in the care of a school, reach out to the Law Offices of Jacob O. Partiyeli.
Both public and private schools can be sued when negligence is involved. Yes, even if you signed the dotted line that your child could go on a field trip or participate in a school activity. The way in which a public and private suit is gone about is different. To bring a lawsuit against a public school, you must first make a claim with the school district. Private schools can be sued directly.
Knowing exactly how to sue a school is not cut and dry. You will need our help or you may very well end up with nothing. If you have invested money in medical bills and watched your child experience pain and suffering, you certainly deserve more than that. Give us a call. We can help.
Common School Accident Injuries
Most schools and caretakers (like teachers) do all the can to keep kids safe. It’s the law that they do everything within a reasonable means to protect children who are entrusted to them by caring parents. Accidents do happen though. Some of the leading causes of injuries in schools are as follows:
- Physical Education injuries
- Slip and fall accidents
- School science experiments gone wrong
- Fights and altercations with other children
- Assaults from teachers
- Bleacher collapse
- Falling objects
- Sports injuries
- Vehicle accidents on field trips
- Defective doors
- Sexual abuse
- School crossing injuries
- Lack of proper security
- Playground injuries
- Exposure to chemicals such as cleaning agents
- School shootings
- Hazardous waste
- Lead and asbestos at school
- Faulty electrical hazards
- Exposed electrical wires
- Lack of supervision
- School construction site injuries
Common Injuries associated with school accidents include:
- Broken bones
- Cuts and abrasions
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Head injuries
- Knee injuries
- Brain damage
- Electrical shock
- Broken nose
- Broken jaw
- Broken teeth
- Facial lacerations
- Torn ligaments
- Emotional trauma
- Lead poisoning
School Bullying and Cyberbullying
School bullying and cyberbullying have become so problematic that laws are now being passed to prevent such occurrences and to punish those who do the bullying and cyberbullying as well as those who allow it to take place. If your child has been bullied or cyberbullied, give us a call and we’ll be happy to set up a free consultation to find out the details and to determine if your situation qualifies for a lawsuit.
Proving School Liability in Court
Proving the school to be liable for your child’s injury can be a challenge but we are up for it. We’ve handled a myriad of cases against schools so we’re highly experienced. Negligence requires four elements to be present. A Duty of Care must be owed to the plaintiff under the circumstances.. The responsible party must have breached their duty to the injured party by not giving the care they were expected to give. The defendant was the reason and cause the damages were suffered and lastly, the plaintiff suffered harm (mentally or physically) due to a direct result of the defendant’s negligence. These four points prove that the school failed your child by creating dangerous conditions. There are many other factors that are considered during the course of the lawsuit. Only a seasoned expert is qualified to handle a school accident case. Call today and let’s set up a time for a free consultation. We will fight for your child.
Free Case Evaluation by School Injury Attorney
We offer a free consultation, and you will never be charged for our services unless you recover loses. We are happy to evaluate your child’s school injury claim. We understand that the experience you encountered with your child’s school injury was not just physically painful but was most likely mentally painful too. Children should never have to go through such a traumatic experience that very well may follow them throughout their lives. You were out to have fun and ended up getting hurt and it wasn’t your fault. Be sure to call today. There is a two-year statute of limitations in the state of California so don’t delay. We are on your side and won’t back down. This may be your first experience with a school accident personal injury lawsuit, but it’s not ours. We will guide you through it all – step by step. All you have to do is focus on your recovery.
You Deserve The Best
A true Angelino, Jacob was born and raised in the city of Los Angeles. He attended Beverly Hills High School and was accepted to UCLA where he received his undergraduate degree in history. Upon graduation from UCLA, Jacob went on to earn his law degree from Abraham Lincoln University School of Law.