We send our children to school every day with an unspoken contract that they will return again, uninjured, at the end of the school day. Schools have an obligation to adequately supervise students in their charge, and they will be held liable for injuries caused by the absence of adequate supervision. Our office has represented countless families whose children were injured at school due to a lack of supervision. If a school knew or should have known that a particular student was violent and posed a threat to a classmate, the school is required to take measures to protect the threatened child. Our office has successfully represented students who were severely injured by bullies or gang members where the school failed to take any preventative action.
From day care centers to high school and beyond, children suffer from almost every kind of injury:
Unsafe infrastructure. Bare wires and sockets are exposed. Escape doors are locked. Safety equipment is non-functioning or obsolete.
Dangerous activities. Small children swallow small parts of toys. Bigger kids are injured in gym class. Poisonous chemicals are dispersed in chemistry class.
Attacks and assaults. Kids attack other kids on school grounds and on buses. Bullying is ignored. School officials harass or abuse children.
Children are raped and even shot.
Unhealthy food and air. Kids are fed contaminated hamburgers, or are exposed to asbestos and lead paint. Classrooms are moldy or have continuous foul odors.
If your child has been injured at school, you may be entitled to compensation. We urge you to call the school injury lawyers at Peña & Kahn to discuss your case. Children's versions of accidents are often discounted, but we conduct an independent investigation to establish what happened and who was responsible.
Has your child been injured or hurt at school? Tell your story to Bronx school accident lawyers Peña & Kahn toll free at 888-736-2298.
Unsure about suing? Consider this: Our schools will never get safer unless parents who know what is happening take action. School kids will benefit in the future because you acted today.
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