When we send our precious children to school, the last thing we think, or want to think, about is getting a call from the school about them suffering a serious injury. Unfortunately, schoolyard and playground accidents happen every day. Each year approximately 211,000 U.S. school children receive emergency room care for injuries sustained on faulty playground equipment, making the use of this equipment the leading cause of injuries to children in school and child care environments.
In New York City, a recent study found that protective surfacing under and around all play equipment is the most critical safety factor on playgrounds. However, 17 of the 46 (which equates to nearly 37 percent) playgrounds surveyed failed to provide an adequate protective surface.
However, it is important to note that school related injuries are not limited to faulty playground equipment. Your child or a young loved one can be injured as a result of a variety of other school related incidents as well, such as abuse and assault.
If your child has been the victim of any type of injury while in school in New York or New Jersey, you need an experienced attorney on your side. The New York school liability attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. have the knowledge, resource, and compassion to help make sure that your child’s legal rights are properly protected and help you obtain the fair compensation that you and your child deserve.
School related injury cases can be complicated and often involve multiple parties. Our legal team consults with qualified experts who are instrumental in assisting us successfully handle these claims. We have the aggressive skills and resources to prove fault against school administrators and other negligent parties responsible for:
The New York school liability attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. work tirelessly to ensure that our young clients receive compensation that they deserve to cover their medical bills, emotional and mental suffering, pain and suffering, and other money damages they may be entitled to. We are aggressive, yet compassionate, and we will not stop until your young loved one receives a fair settlement or award for the physical and/or emotional injuries that he or she has suffered.
Child injuries that are a result of school abuse and negligence can range from minor to critical, and sometimes even fatal. If your child is suffering any of the following common injuries or conditions as a result of the acts or omissions of a school employee, you may have a claim for monetary compensation:
If your child has been seriously injured as a result of the negligence or actions of school employees, it is imperative that you immediately consult with an experienced New York school liability attorney. Our legal team will invest the time, resource and dedication in researching the specific facts of your child’s case to make sure you and your child obtain the full compensation necessary to get the best medical care for your child’s past and future medical care. We will take every step possible to protect your legal rights.
At Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., our legal team has more than 30 years of experience in successfully handling claims against private and public entities in both New York and New Jersey. Our attorneys understand the complex nature of school injury claims often involving government-funded facilities. We do not shy away from handling complicated school accident claims. We have the knowledge and financial resources to aggressively pursue your case and help you get the outcome that you deserve.
Although we settle many of our cases out of court, we prepare for them as if a full trial is necessary. No matter what your school liability accident claim involves, our legal team will aggressively represent your rights and interests throughout its entirety.
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If your child, or another young loved one, has been the victim of an injury on a school playground or any other type of injury resulting from the acts or omissions of school employees in New York or New Jersey, you need a knowledgeable and experienced New York school liability attorney on your side. The attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. have been winning cases involving people just like you for years.
For more information or to schedule a free initial consultation with one of the attorneys, please call us at 1-800-529-9997 or fill out a New York Personal Injury Case Consultation Form.
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