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What You Need to Know About School Accidents in Manhattan

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What You Need to Know About School Accidents in Manhattan

As a parent, there is nothing more important to you than your child, and if your child was recently harmed as a result of negligence on the part of school staff or ownership, there is a very good chance that your child may qualify for compensation. Our Manhattan personal injury lawyer is here to help. Contact The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny to learn more about what our firm can do for you.

Frequent Causes of School Accidents

As you can imagine, school accidents can occur for a wide variety of reasons, including the following:

  • Failing to supervise children during recess
  • Failing to ensure playground equipment is safe
  • Giving children tools and materials that they are not old enough/mature enough to handle
  • Learning of bullying and failing to take action against it
  • Failing to post warning signs where necessary

Proving Your Case

In New York State, teachers and all other school staff members are required to abide by a standard of care. Essentially, the law states that school staff members must protect students just as a reasonably prudent parent would. To win a personal injury claim on behalf of your child, we will have to prove several things.

First, we must demonstrate that a duty of care towards your child existed, and that the staff member breached that duty of care by committing an act of negligence. Finally, we must prove that your child was injured directly due to the staff member’s breach of duty, and that the injury resulted in your child sustaining damages.

If your child has recently sustained an injury while at school, the time to act is now. Speak with a knowledgeable Manhattan personal injury lawyer who can get the ball rolling today. Ensure that you do not wait, for there is a statute of limitations in place for all personal injury claims in New York. Waiting longer than the state’s statute of limitations may result in you being permanently barred from suing. Our firm is prepared to guide you through every step of the claims process ahead–all you have to do is pick up the phone and 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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