When thinking about children at play, we don’t usually see a severe risk of injury. When children play with other children (usually around the same age), there is usually not a significant risk of anyone suffering harm. The problem arises when children of different ages play together. Children of different ages are different heights and weights. In general, older children are much stronger and physically-able than younger children. In schools, including schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), children are usually separated by age. Obviously, children of significantly different ages are not mixed together in the normal classroom settings. However, some schools allow all students out for recess, lunch, and other outdoor activities at the same time – potentially creating the risk of older children harming younger children. Did your child suffer injuries because the school negligently allowed older children to play with younger children without the proper supervision? If your child suffered any sort of harm after he or she was allowed to play with older children, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance as soon as possible – you might have grounds to pursue a claim and even recover monetary compensation. If you would like to learn more about your right to pursue a personal injury claim after the school injury that your child suffered, it is essential that you seek legal assistance with the experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group. Downtown L.A. Law Group is a personal injury law group with many years of experience handling all sorts of personal injury claims. Children are vulnerable to personal injuries – their lives could change forever. Because we are aware of the significant harm that children could suffer in school accidents, we are dedicated to representing the victims of school injuries and aggressively fighting for their rights to pursue a claim and receive compensation. If you would like to discuss the possibility of pursuing a claim with the experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with our experts as soon as possible – we are ready to fight for your right to recover the compensation to which you and your child are entitled.
Recent Incident Regarding Children of Different Ages Playing Together
A claim against LAUSD recently reached a settlement – a surprising but rightful settlement of $9.5 million. The victim was a young first-grade student. During a recess period, an older fourth-grade student picked up the victim and ran with him – playing a game common in the specific school. While the fourth-grade student was running while carrying the younger student, he tripped on another student’s shoe – falling and dropping the first-grade student on his head. The young victim suffered a traumatic brain injury that actually worsened because the school personnel failed to take the incident seriously. Although personnel could not have known that such incident would occur, taking the appropriate precautions such as separating children by age during recess periods and supervising the children could have prevented the accident from occurring.
Understanding LAUSD Liability for Child Injuries
Is LAUSD liable for the child injuries suffered on their premises, while they are supposed to be taking care of the children? LAUSD, teachers, and all school personnel, in general, have a specific duty of care to their students. They must supervise the children at all times and ensure that they are out of harm’s way. Since allowing younger children to play with older children can increase the risk of younger children being harmed, LAUSD also has a duty to keep children separate based on ages and supervise them enough to ensure that all students remain safe, even if they are all out at the same time.
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LAUSD, however, constantly breaches their duty of care to children. This means that preventable accidents occur and innocent children suffer injuries. Children should be supervised at all time. Although children of different ages can play together safely with the proper supervision, it can be dangerous when LAUSD fails to supervise the children. Because children are focused on having fun during playtime, all children must be constantly reminded to follow the rules – that is why supervision is vital. Whenever children are left unsupervised and children suffer accidents that cause injuries, the district could be held accountable for all the harm suffered by the children. For more information about LAUSD’s liability for child injuries due to both the lack of supervision and allowing children of different ages to play together, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with our experts as soon as possible. Our knowledgeable attorneys are ready to provide you with all the information that you need to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of liability for child injuries at schools.
Your Right to Pursue a Claim
Your right to pursue a claim after your child suffered an injury is simple. Consider the information mentioned above – LAUSD owes your child a specific duty of care. When the duty of care in breached, LAUSD could contribute to causing an accident which can result in significant harm. When the harm suffered in a school accident can be directly attributed to a breached duty of care – such as the failure to supervise children while on the premises – the district could be found liable for the accident and the harm suffered. This means that you will have grounds to pursue a claim against the school district – as your child would not have been injured had they stayed true to their duty of care towards your child. If you would like to learn more about your specific right to sue based on the details of your claim, do not hesitate to contact our law firm at your earliest convenience.
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Your Right to Receive Compensation
Do you have the right to receive compensation after your child suffered a school injury while he or she was supposed to be under the care of the school personnel? Depending on the specific details of your claim, you might have grounds to recover monetary compensation for the harm that your child suffered and will continue to suffer in the future. How much compensation could you receive? What type of compensation could you be eligible to recover? The specific details on the compensation that you could be eligible to recover depend on your claim; however, you could be eligible to recover some of the following types of compensation:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral and burial costs
- Punitive damages
If you would like to learn more about the specific type and amount of compensation that you could be eligible to receive, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group as soon as possible. Our lawyers will aggressively fight for your right to recover the compensation to which you and your child are eligible to recover.
Filing Your Claim on Time
One of the most important things that you should know if you are interested in pursuing a claim against LAUSD is that your claim will be subject to a strict statute of limitations. A statute of limitations is a deadline that determines the specific time that claimants have to pursue their claims. When claims are not filed within the appropriate statute of limitations, claimants will lose their right to sue – they will also lose the right to receive monetary compensation. Because LAUSD is a government entity, claims against LAUSD are considered to be government claims. Government claims are always subject to a 6-month statute of limitations. This means that parents of injured children will only have 6 months to file their claims. If LAUSD denies the claim, you will have the option of pursuing a civil claim against LAUSD. Your civil claim will likely be subject to a 2-year statute of limitations – which could be affected (decreased, increased, or tolled) based on the specific details of your claim.
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Because failing to understand the statute of limitations that applies to your claim can result in losing the right to sue, it is vital that you seek legal assistance with the experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group as soon as possible. Our lawyers will provide you with all the information that you need to understand the exact timeline that applies to your claim. To discuss your claim with our lawyers, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance as soon as possible – we are ready to represent you and fight for your rights.
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If your child suffered an injury while on LAUSD premises while he or she was supposed to be under strict supervision, you might have grounds to pursue a claim. Depending on the specific details of your claim, you could even be eligible to recover monetary compensation. Would you like to explore the possibility of pursuing a claim against LAUSD for the child injury that your child suffered? If so, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group as soon as possible.
Downtown L.A. Law Group is a personal injury law firm with many years of experience handling personal injury claims and helping to ensure that children and their families are rightfully compensated for the harm that they suffered. If you would like to discuss your claim with our LAUSD child injury experts, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance as soon as possible – our skilled lawyers at Downtown L.A. Law Group are ready to provide you with all the information that you need. Have you considered the possibility of pursuing a claim against the school district that contributed to the harm that your child suffered? Unfortunately, many people decide to skip seeking legal assistance due to the fear of expensive legal fees. Without a doubt, legal services are usually associated with expensive legal fees.
At Downtown L.A. Law Group, however, we are dedicated to providing victims with the legal assistance that they need regardless of their financial capabilities. Because of that, we offer free legal services – which include free consultations and free second opinions. During our free consultations and free second opinions, our lawyers will be available to answer all your questions, address all your concerns, and provide you with all the information that you need to take action against the school district that negligently caused your child’s injuries.. If you are ready to benefit from our free legal services, do not hesitate to contact our law firm as soon as possible – our experts are ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to start or continue your claim against LAUSD.
Our free consultations and free second opinions are available to our lawyers as part of our Zero-Fee guarantee. Our Zero-Fee guarantee ensures that our clients never have to worry about paying any upfront legal fees for any of our legal services. Our firm is also based on a contingency structure. What does this mean for you and your claim? Our strict contingency structure ensures that our clients will never have to pay anything until after reaching successful outcomes – if you do not win, you will not pay anything.