School injuries are very common. The majority of children wind up in the nurses office at some point when they are in school because of some kind of injury. In law, school employees are considered in loco parentis which means “in place of a parent.” In some states schools are immune to certain law suits, but in Washington we place a higher burden of safety at a school because the state legally compels your child to attend and thus has a duty to act as their parents would. In a premise liability case, we must prove that the school district had control of the place of the injury and that they acted negligently. Factors we consider depending on the case:
School Injury caused by another child:
Other school injuries:
In most circumstances schools are not expected to be injury free so much as they are expected to exercise reasonable care. Contact our local personal injuries attorneys at Ladenburg Law in Tacoma who have experience in investigation and evaluated school injuries. Consultations are free.
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