Atlanta School Injury Lawyer
Compassionate School Injury Lawyers in Atlanta, Georgia
Our Atlanta school injury lawyers at The Simon Law Firm are passionate advocates for injured children throughout Atlanta. We understand that the entire family suffers when a child is injured and that a serious injury can have detrimental effects on a child, both physically and emotionally. As the parents of children who went through daycare and then attended both public and private schools in Atlanta, I know the stress and frustration that a parent can go through when someone gets hurt. I will never forget when on the second week in daycare a child came down with meningitis and they had to close the school while we all waited nervously for our children’s test to come back.
As you begin to research what your rights and options are, there is one key distinction that matters from the beginning. Generally speaking; it is almost impossible to sue a public school but it is possible to sue private schools.
Why Our Firm Can Handle Your Case
- We have more than 40 years of case knowledge and trial experience obtaining favorable outcomes for our injured clients.
- We will not sugarcoat your case. If it has merit and will be worth your time, we will let you know. If not, we tell you that upfront.
- We will take your case on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only get paid when we win.
Common Types of Playground and School Injuries We Have Handled
Children may be prone to an occasional playground injury, but when a child suffers a preventable one caused by negligence, it may warrant compensation. These are common types of injuries in relation to negligence:
The most common injuries we see are:
- broken arms and legs
- corneal and eye injuries
- fingers injured in closed doors
Slips, Trips, and Falls
A lack of playground maintenance can lead to hazardous objects remaining on the ground, possibly increasing the likelihood of a slip-and-fall accident in Atlanta.
Defects in playground equipment can lead to lawsuits against the manufacturers of the inherently dangerous playground equipment.
Without proper supervision, children may engage in activities that can lead to falling from heights. When a fall from heights occurs, a child can suffer serious injuries ranging from broken bones to a head injury. Georgia law is pretty clear that most fall risks are a jury issue for children seven and under. After that, the courts conclude that the child can appreciate the danger of falling. Remember it is almost impossible to sue public schools for this.
It can be difficult and time-consuming to investigate and prove your child’s playground injury was caused by negligence. An Atlanta school injury lawyer familiar with these kinds of cases will have the resources to investigate the incident, as well as the ability to determine fault and the worth of your child’s case.
How A Teacher Might Be Negligent
There are a number of ways in which a teacher or supervisor might be found to have been negligent while working on or near a school’s playground. A few examples include:
- Kids are allowed to play with age-inappropriate equipment.
- Kids being allowed to play too rough
- Distracted while watching the kids’ activities
These actions may constitute negligence but will depend on the exact scenario in which the child’s injury occurred. Schools and playground operators owe a duty of care to the children and are responsible for protecting them from foreseeable dangers on the premises. Learn more by speaking to an Atlanta negligent security attorney.
Why an Atlanta School Injuries Lawyer is Necessary
A lawyer has the ability to immediately begin a thorough investigation into the accident causing the injury to your child and the financial resources to collect the necessary evidence to prove negligence. These cases tend to be complex as there may be multiple defendants. Hiring an attorney to handle the case for you will alleviate your family from the stress of building a strong case and it will be your best shot at holding the responsible party accountable.
Contact A Playground & School Injury Attorney
As young children cannot yet protect themselves, it is important that the person you choose to advocate for them will protect their rights and their families. Our Atlanta school injury lawyers at The Simon Law Firm have decades of experience representing injured victims and acquiring successful resolutions to their cases. Speak to our playground and school injuries lawyer in a free consultation today. Call (404) 259-7635 or reach us through our online contact form.