Holding Schools Liable For Student Injuries
California is home to many schools that host students of all ages. Parents put a great deal of trust into these institutions and hope that their children will come home safely each day. Unfortunately, with so many students and far fewer staff members, it is not uncommon for accidents to happen. When they do, parents or adult students may wish to hold the school accountable for their negligence.
The Law Offices of Dale R. Gomes has represented injured students for decades and can help you navigate your case with ease. To learn more about our firm and how we can assist you through every step of the personal injury claims process, contact us today.
Common Types of Campus Accidents
Regardless of whether a school is for elementary students or graduate students, the administration must be certain that the premises are safe for anyone who enters. When school staff is negligent in doing so, students or faculty can become seriously injured. Some of the most common school accidents that occur include:
- Accidents on buses or near bus stops
- Car and pedestrian accidents in school zones
- Serious injuries in gym class due to improper supervision or dangerous equipment
- Pool accidents and drownings
- Assaults and violence related to inadequate security
- Slip-and-falls in cafeterias and other busy spaces
- Accidents and injuries on playgrounds caused by faulty equipment or poor supervision
What Kinds Of Compensation Are Available?
When a school is liable for an accident, the victim may be able to recover significant compensation for their injuries. No matter what kind of accident occurred, The Law Offices of Dale R. Gomes can help. We have decades of experience proudly representing clients and helping them recover compensation for:
- Hospital bills and other medical expenses
- Compensation for lost wages due to time spent unable to work (either because of your injuries or taking care of an injured child)
- Damages for emotional distress and pain and suffering
- Reduced quality of life
- Permanent disability (in applicable cases)
If you lost someone in a fatal accident, we can help you pursue a wrongful death action against the at-fault party.
A Note About Time Limits
The normal statute of limitations for personal injury matters in California is two years. If you are trying to sue a major institution like a school, however, you likely need to file a Notice of Claim first, which has a shorter deadline. The best way to ensure you don’t miss important details like this is to contact an attorney as soon as reasonably possible.
Contact Us To Get Started With A Free Consultation
The Law Offices of Dale R. Gomes has decades of experience proudly serving accident victims of all ages throughout the state of California. We understand how devastating a serious injury can be, and we are committed to recovering the compensation you deserve. Contact us today so we can discuss your case.