You trust that the teachers and staff at your child’s school will take care of her, but she recently slipped and hurt herself while there. What do you do now?

The Education You Need When Your Child Is Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident at School

When you drop your young daughter off at John Rogers Elementary, Graham Hill Elementary, or any of the other schools in the area, you hope she is well taken care of. You trust that the teacher and the staff will watch her closely and ensure her safety. You realized this doesn’t always happen, however, when you received a call from the school nurse.

As your daughter was walking down the hall during class to use the restroom, she slipped on a puddle. The slick floor made her fall backwards and she hit her head against the hard surface, which caused a concussion.

Who Is Liable?

You are concerned about the safety of your child and want to hold someone accountable for this negligence. You may have an excellent chance of receiving compensation for this occurrence, and here’s why:

  • Duty of care. Schools have a duty to keep their students safe, and when a child is injured while there, that duty is breached. If an attorney can prove to a court that the accident occurred because of the school’s negligence, you could receive compensation for medical bills related the fall.
     
  • The staff should have been aware. Elementary school students are young, irresponsible, and capable of anything, and the staff knows it. The chance of a spill or other type of obstacle in a highway is extremely high, and the staff should have kept a better eye on the conditions of the hallways. If the spill couldn’t have been cleaned immediately, someone should have been there to keep the students away.

The Andrew Kim Law Firm Wants to Help You

As a parent, the safety of your child is your top concern. You want the responsible person for this accident to be held accountable, and we want to help that happen. The Andrew Kim Law Firm is experienced in slip and fall cases just like yours, and may be able to help you. Contact us today to find out more.