The Potential Harm Children Can SufferDepending on the specific type of incident, children can suffer significant harm. Although there is no specific set of injuries that is exclusive to school district injuries, children can suffer head injuries, brain injuries, neck injuries, back injuries, fractured bones, shoulder injuries, knee injuries, hip injuries, sprains, lacerations, and bruises, for instance. Some injuries can be so severe that they result in the death of the child. Regardless of the specific harm suffered by the children, the harm suffered could result in much more than physical injuries. Specifically, victims and their families could be left suffering severe mental and emotional distress. Undeniably, the harm resulting from LAUSD child injuries could affect many different aspects of your life.
What Duty Does LAUSD have towards Children?Does LAUSD have any specific duty of care towards the children that are under their care? Without a doubt, LAUSD has a duty of care towards the children. They have the duty to keep the children safe of harm’s way. They must address all potential hazards and asses any situations that could be dangerous to the children. When LAUSD or any other school district fail to keep the children safe – whether they are failing to supervise children, allowing children of different ages to play together, or failing to provide the appropriate medical care to children when applicable – they are breaching their duty of care. They are also putting the children at risk of suffering accidents that could leave them injured or even dead. If you believe that your child suffered harm because LAUSD failed to keep your child safe, it is essential that you seek legal assistance as soon as possible; you might have grounds to sue.
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Is LAUSD Liable?The first step to pursuing a claim against LAUSD for a child injury under their watch is to determine liability. Is LAUSD liable for the harm that your child suffered? Why is LAUSD at-fault for the harm that your child suffered? As mentioned above, LAUSD has a duty of care towards all the children on their premises. They have the duty to supervise them and keep them free of harm’s way to the best of their abilities. There’s plenty of moving parts in schools within the district, children cannot always be controled and incidents can occur. When LAUSD breaches their duty of care towards the children resulting in accidents that could have easily been avoided (had LAUSD not failed), LAUSD will likely be held accountable for all the harm suffered by the children. A breached duty of care represents negligence. If the harm that your child suffered was a direct result of the negligence of LAUSD, you will likely have grounds to file a lawsuit against LAUSD for the harm that your child suffered.
The Right to Sue and Receive CompensationAs mentioned above, you have the right to pursue a personal injury claim if the harm that your child suffered was a direct result of the negligent actions of LAUSD or a representative of LAUSD. If you pursue a personal injury claim that reaches a successful outcome, you will likely also be eligible to receive compensation. How much compensation could you receive? What type of compensation might you be eligible to recover?
Learn more about your legal options by chatting with a representative now.injury claims against LAUSD for child injuries can result in some of the following types of compensation:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral and burial costs
- Punitive damages
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