The San Gabriel Valley Tribune and Fox News reported that two high school students from El Monte Union High School injured themselves during a game of tug-of-war during Spirit Week. Each severed at least one finger. The two California student athletes were in Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center where surgeons were attempting to re-attach their fingers.
The Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh reports that 3.5 million students are injured annually across the United States while participating in school sports and recreational activities.
Parents should be aware that there are circumstances when you can sue your local the board of education for injuries your child suffers school. This is especially true in cases where the injuries are the result of the school’s failure to supervise. The following are some of the more common lawsuits arising from incidents that occur at school:
Lawsuits against public schools are especially difficult and there are often strict time limitations on when the action must be brought as well as caps on the amount that can be awarded. Our personal injury attorneys have experience in litigating these types of cases and helping parents when their child has been injured as a result of unsafe conditions at school.