Over 12,000 people between the ages of 0 and 19 die from unintentional injuries each year. Many of these injuries are the result of accidents that occur at a public or private school. As a parent, grandparent, or guardian, you have a right to expect that when you place your child in the care of school or daycare staff and officials, they will be kept safe.
Sadly, many parents find that their expectations are unmet, leading to serious injuries and even the loss of life. What is a parent to do if they find themselves in this situation? Besides the obvious, they should reach out to an experienced Santa Ana personal injury lawyer to determine what legal rights and options they have available to them.
Children inside and outside the school building face several inherent dangers, especially if the school and its staff are not diligent in protecting them. Common injuries children sustain in the school environment include:
If your child sustained one of these serious injuries or even a different one, get them the medical help they need and then consult with a seasoned Santa Ana personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. You could be owed compensation for the damages incurred from their injuries.
When you contact a Santa Ana personal injury lawyer, they will evaluate the circumstances of your child’s injury. You more than likely have a valid legal claim if the attorney can prove that:
Schools and daycares should be one of the safest places for California children. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. If you and your child learned this the hard way, a compassionate Santa Ana personal injury attorney from our firm is waiting to help you. They can provide you with a case consultation and a plan for what to do next to get the help you need.
Contact Hess & Nghiem today to schedule your case evaluation by calling (657) 333-5726 or use our online contact form. We serve clients in Orange County, Los Angeles County, Riverside County, and San Bernardino County. For your convenience, you can reach out to us day or night.
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