Our children spend most of their day at school. We expect their schools to be safe environments. Unfortunately, that is not always the case, as school accidents are far from unheard of.
If your child was injured in a school accident in Fort Worth, TX, we can help you hold the school and the responsible parties accountable for your child’s injuries. At Stephens Law Firm, PLLC, our Texas personal injury lawyers have decades of combined experience in personal injury law. Therefore, we have substantial resources and legal knowledge to handle cases against public entities, including the school district.
Since opening our personal injury law firm, we have recovered over $100 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients. Our hard work on our client’s behalf has resulted in membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
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How Stephens Law Firm, PLLC Can Help if Your Child Was Injured in a School Accident in Fort Worth
School accidents include injuries sustained on playgrounds and classrooms. They also include school bus accidents and injuries. If your child sustained injuries at school, they deserve to be compensated for their pain and suffering.
Attorney Jason Stephens has received numerous awards and recognition as a top-rated personal injury lawyer.
He is on the Top 100 list by The National Trial Lawyers. He has also been included in the list of leading attorneys by Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America. We have a perfect 10.0 Avvo rating and Martindale-Hubbell’s highest award, the AV Preeminent rating.
When you hire our award-winning personal injury lawyers in Fort Worth, Texas, you can expect us to:
- Investigate the cause of the school accident to determine why your child sustained an injury at school
- Identify the parties responsible for your child’s injuries
- Monitor the investigation by the school district and other authorities
- File insurance claims, claims with the school district and other government entities, and personal injury claims
- Gather evidence proving fault and liability for your child’s injuries, including working with expert witnesses when necessary
- Work with your child’s doctors and medical specialists to document the extent of your child’s damages
- Aggressively negotiate a fair settlement for your child’s school accident claim
- File a lawsuit and take the case before a jury, if needed
When your child is injured at school, the first priority is their physical and emotional health and well-being. However, you also want to protect your child’s legal rights. We can take care of that for you so you can focus all your attention on your child.
Call now for a free case evaluation with an experienced Fort Worth premises liability attorney.
Common Causes of School Accidents in Fort Worth, Texas
School accidents occur for many reasons. Common examples of school accidents include, but are not limited to:
- Playground injuries
- Food poisoning
- Sports and physical education activities
- Slip and fall accidents
- Teacher negligence
- Hazing and bullying
- Exposure to toxic chemicals or hazardous substances
- School bus accidents
In many cases, failure to maintain the premises, lack of supervision, negligence, and inadequate training contribute to the cause of school accidents. Bus accidents occur for many reasons, including driver negligence, defective school buses, dangerous roads, inadequate school bus maintenance, and poor weather conditions. Children may also trip and fall getting off and on the bus.
What Compensation Can My Child Receive for a School Accident Claim?
When schools are negligent in their duty of care to provide a safe learning environment, the school district and other parties could be liable for a child’s injuries and damages. Children are entitled to receive economic and non-economic damages for personal injury claims.
Examples of damages in a school accident case include, but are not limited to:
- Physical pain and suffering
- Medical bills and expenses
- Loss of income and earnings
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- A decrease in quality of life and loss of enjoyment of life
- Impairments and disabilities
- Mental anguish and emotional distress
Childhood injuries can cause developmental, physical, emotional, and cognitive delays and/or impairments. A child may need expensive therapies and treatment. A personal injury claim for a school accident can provide much-needed money for these treatments.
What Should I Do if My Child Is Injured at School in Fort Worth, TX?
If your child is injured in a school bus accident or school accident, take your child to the doctor as soon as possible for medical treatment. Prompt medical care improves the chances of recovery and documents injuries for a claim.
Someone representing the school district, city, or county may contact you regarding the injury. They may request information about the accident and your child’s injuries. They may also ask for copies of your child’s medical records.
It is in your child’s best interest not to provide information or allow your child to answer questions without legal representation. The school district and its insurance provider may try to deny liability for the claim. Contact a Fort Worth child injury lawyer to discuss your child’s legal rights and options for recovering compensation for damages.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Fort Worth School Accident Lawyers
Regardless of how your child was injured at school or the severity of the injuries, ensure you receive trusted legal advice about your child’s rights. Call Stephens Law Firm, PLLC to request a free case review with an experienced Fort Worth school accident attorney. Let’s work together to get justice for your child.