Negligent Supervision of Schoolchildren in NYC
Filing a Lawsuit Against New York Public Schools for Your Child’s Injury
Public schools are supposed to be a safe haven for New York children to
learn, play, and grow. Unfortunately, sometimes school staff can be negligent
in their supervision of children, resulting in
bodily injury to the child.
If your child was injured because he or she was left unsupervised in a
public school, you should speak with a NYC personal injury attorney as
soon as possible to discuss filing a claim.
Your time frame for filing a lawsuit on your child’s behalf is limited
by state law, so it is crucial that you call immediately to speak with one of the lawyers
at Belushin Law Firm about getting compensation from the school or the
department of education responsible for your child’s injuries.
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free case consultation today!
Negligence in Supervision
Negligence is defined as a legal term for carelessness and behavior that
falls below the standard of reasonable care in a person’s profession.
In the teaching profession, there are specific guidelines about leaving
children unsupervised. Children need constant supervision in the classroom,
hallways, and on playgrounds to ensure their safety at all times.
If your child was left without supervision and as a result, sustained a
serious injury, you should contact a
NY municipal lawyer to discuss filing a claim on your child’s behalf. Any injury that
is caused by another person’s negligence allows the victim to sue
for damages related to the pain and suffering from the injury.
Common Schoolyard Injuries That Your Child Could Endure
Negligent supervision of a child can result in many different types of
injuries to the child. A child can be injured because he or she fell at
a time when they should have been supervised, or because they were injured
by another child at a period when the teacher or staff member should have
been disciplining the other child. In addition roughhousing or inappropriate
play at recess, lunch time, or during class can be a result of negligent
Occasionally, children are hurt while engaging in physical activity because
they are not properly supervised or instructed on the proper way to play.
If your child has been injured because a school employee left them unsupervised,
you should consider bringing a personal injury claim on your child’s behalf.
Statute of Limitation on Filing Municipal Claims
When an injury is caused by a state or city employee, or an injury occurs
on municipal property, the plaintiff has a very small window of time in
which to file a claim. The plaintiff, in this case an injured child’s
parent or guardian, only has ninety days to put the city or town on notice
of the claim. Oftentimes, it is difficult to ascertain what events led
to your child’s injury in this short amount of time. A school injury
lawyer can handle the investigation of your claim and ensure that you
meet the deadline for filing a personal injury lawsuit.
If your son or daughter was injured as a result of negligent supervision
in a public school setting and you would like to know more about New York
municipal claim law,
call Belushin Law Firm, to hire a top New York personal injury firm.