If you or your child was seriously injured at school, you have the right to wonder if someone could have prevented the incident. With help from Goldblatt + Singer’s school accident attorneys, you can investigate the school and its staff members for possible signs of negligence. We have decades of experience handling child injury claims and know exactly what to look for during campus evaluations. We might be able to secure you compensation for your child’s medical bills, emotional distress, pain and suffering. Contact us today for a free school accident claim evaluation.
Most school accident claims against St. Louis schools rely on the legal concept of negligence. Negligence can refer to any action or behavior that fails to fulfill the school’s duty of care to students. It can refer to a lack of student safety measures, hazardous property elements or anything else that causes an unreasonable risk of harm to students. The following are examples of common acts of negligence that may lead to claims against schools in Missouri:
Not all school-related injuries stem from negligence. Unfortunately, some come from intentional child abuse. While these cases are rare, it’s important as a parent to look out for signs of potential abuse. Look for unexplained injuries, behavioral changes in your child, unusual knowledge of sexual matters, your child flinching away from physical touch and your child not wanting to go to school or see a certain teacher for possible signs of child abuse. If you suspect abuse at school, notify school authorities of your suspicions. Then, call Goldblatt + Singer.
Sovereign immunity refers to the traditional protection that government agencies enjoy from personal injury liability and lawsuits. However, there are two exceptions in Missouri:
If your child was injured at St. Louis school, don’t wait to contact us. Our school accident lawyers will work diligently to get you and your family the compensation that you deserve. Call (314) 888-1000 right away for a free legal consultation. We can begin investigating the circumstances right away.