School Liability in Manhattan | What You Need to Know

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School Liability in Manhattan | What You Need to Know

When a parent allows his or her child to attend school, that parent is essentially trusting the school with his or her child’s life. Teachers and other school staff members are responsible for ensuring that the child has a safe, clean, environment to learn and socialize with friends. When a school fails to live up to this responsibility and a child is injured as a result of negligence, his or her parents may have a valid claim against the school. Continue reading and reach out to our Manhattan personal injury lawyer to learn more about school liability in Manhattan.

How does school liability work in Manhattan?

Essentially, if you can prove that your child’s school committed an act of negligence that directly resulted in harming your child, there is a very good chance that you will have a valid personal injury claim against your child’s school. For example, schools are responsible for maintaining the grounds at all times. This means ensuring that the water is clean, the air inside the building is breathable, and more, such as ensuring playground equipment is safe for use (e.g. not rusted or falling apart). Additionally, if your child was injured in an accident, such as a school bus accident, you may also have a claim against the district. In other cases, if you believe your child was abused by a faculty member, or you believe that faculty knew of abuse occurring against your child and they did not do anything, there is a very good chance that you will have a valid claim. The bottom line is that if you believe your child has been wrongfully harmed on school grounds, you may have a claim, and our firm is here to help.

How long do I have to sue a school for my child’s injury in NYC?

In most cases, when a child is harmed on school grounds or you are otherwise looking to file a claim against a school, you will have 90 days from the date of the incident occurring to file a Notice of Claim. Ensure that you do not wait any longer than 90 days, for if you do, you will most likely be permanently time-barred from taking legal action. Our firm is ready to fight for the compensation and justice you deserve today. All you have to do is give us a call.

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Our entire legal team is dedicated to providing the advice you need and the personalized attention you deserve. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, call 212-421-0300 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with a New York City personal injury lawyer. You may be entitled to financial compensation, which can help you on your road to recovery.

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