When a parent sends their child to attend school they expect their child to be safe. More importantly, they are entitled to know that their child is safe while at school. Administrators, teachers and all school personnel must do everything reasonably possible to avoid any accidents or injuries.What applies to schools will also apply to camps and day care facilities.
NY State law requires that schools must do everything reasonably possible to protect their students from accidents and injuries.Schools must provide a safe environment for their students. While on school grounds students must receive proper supervision. Dangerous conditions must be identified and removed, and while off school grounds either while traveling to or from school on school-provided buses, or during school-sponsored, extracurricular activities proper supervision must always be provided.
The legal doctrine that applies to school administrators and teachers when they have control of students is called “in loco parentis". This means that if a child is under the control of the school, whether at school or on a school-sponsored extracurricular activity, the school and its teachers have the responsibility and duties of the student’s parents to safeguard the child from any harm. This means that the school may become legally responsible, or “liable" for any accidents and injuries suffered by a student while under the school’s supervision and control.
At New York law firm of Jaroslawicz & Jaros we have prosecuted and handled many cases involving students who were injured while attending school:
These cases fall into a number of different categories, such as: roughhousing or inappropriate play,lack of or negligent supervision in the school, classroom or cafeteria;at the gym, playground or while playing sports; lack of proper security; sexual abuse by another student, teacher or school employee;school bus accident; a slip and fall accident or any dangerous condition with many other possible fact patterns.
The people who work at schools caring for your children must exercise a reasonable standard of care to prevent harm to those who have been placed into their care. Schools that are negligent or abusive with the children they are caring for are held accountable. So if your child was injured due to the negligence of the school then you should consult with an attorney right away who has experience handling these types of cases.
If your child was injured while attending school, while off school grounds, either while traveling to or from school on school-provided buses, or during school-sponsored, extracurricular activities, then you should call the experienced attorneys at Jaroslawicz & Jaros for a free consultation.
In many cases involving claims being made as against a school a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. In the City of New York a Notice of Claim must be filed within ninety (90) days of the incident before a lawsuit may be filed. So you must call an attorney as soon as possible to ensure that you do not waive your rights to compensation.
If you are considering a possible claim for injuries please feel free to contact Abraham Jaros at his office 212.227.2780, on his cell 212.227.2780, email at firstname.lastname@example.org., or toll free 800.269.2780, or submit an online questionnaire. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if we are successful.
At Jaroslawicz & Jaros, we have over 40 years of experience helping accident victims in New York recover compensation. The clients we represent benefit from the personal attention of our knowledgeable and experienced attorneys.
The attorneys at Jaroslawicz & Jaros have obtained verdicts and settlements of over $1 Million for hundreds of our individual clients. Since all New York personal injury law firms generally charge the same legal fee why not hire an experienced law firm with a proven track record?
When you retain the New York City accident lawyers at Jaroslawicz & Jaros, you will always work directly with your lawyer, and not with a paralegal or secretary. We will always be available to you! Our hundreds of positive client reviews and testimonials speak for themselves.
Contact the attorneys at Jaroslawicz & Jaros for a free legal consultation regarding your rights and your legal options. If we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis so that you don’t have to worry about any upfront costs.
You can reach partner Abraham Jaros directly, either call his cell 917-842-9544, or email him at email@example.com. Or call Jaroslawicz & Jaros at 212 227 2780 in New York, or toll free 800-269-2780, or submit an online questionnaire.