School Accidents & Injuries
If you or your child has suffered an injury while at school or as a result of a school injury, you may have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit against the school and/or the person responsible for the accident or injury. A Long Island personal injury lawyer at Jacoby & Jacoby would be happy to review the circumstances of your case to determine who should be held liable for the injuries and how much in damages you can seek. During this difficult time, let our firm provide you with legal counsel and representation needed, while you or your child focus on healing and recovering from the injuries.
Types of School Accidents
At Jacoby & Jacoby, we have the experience and resources to effectively handle all types of school accident and injury claims, such as those involving victims in preschool, elementary school, middle school, high school, and college or university. Some of the types of claims we handle include:
- Playground injuries
- Assaults or attacks on campus
- Slip & fall injuries
- Trip & fall injuries
- Injuries sustained during physical education or gym class
- Injuries sustained while playing school sports
- School bus accidents
- Field trip accidents or injuries
- Inadequate security or supervision on school campus
- Food poisoning from school lunches
- Crosswalk accidents and injuries
- Dangerous or hazardous conditions on school premises
Recovering Compensation for Your Injury
In order to be compensated for an accident or injury, negligence must be a factor in what led to the accident or injury in the first place. As long as the victim can somehow establish that another person's negligent, reckless, or wanton actions contributed to the accident, they stand to recover compensation for their pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages (if the victim was old enough to work and was earning an income), decreased quality of life, and any other hardship associated with the incident.
Experienced Injury Lawyers Serving Nassau & Suffolk Counties
At Jacoby & Jacoby, we are committed to helping victims of school accidents and injuries recover the compensation they rightfully deserve. Depending on the extent of the injury, the victim may suffer from side effects well into the future, affecting their ability to return to school and live a fulfilling life. If you are interested in learning more about your legal rights and options, including whether or not you have grounds to file a school accidents lawsuit, please do not hesitate to contact Jacoby & Jacoby today to speak with one of our knowledgeable, experienced, and dedicated Long Island personal injury attorneys.