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Pike County, KY School Liability Lawyer

If you’re like most parents, you trust that your child is safe when he or she goes to school. In many ways, you really have no choice but to trust that your school will keep an eye on your child and ensure he or she has access to a safe and enriching environment. Most schools do just that, however, this doesn’t always happen. If your child was harmed in some way due to school negligence, you should strongly consider hiring a dedicated Pike County school liability lawyer who can help you fight for the compensation and justice you and your child deserve. Contact Shane Hall Attorney at Law, PLLC for help today.

Pikeville School Liability Lawyer | Here for You and Your Child

Was your child harmed while on school grounds or while being taken to school by school transportation? If so, our Pikeville, KY personal injury lawyer is here to help. We care about you and your child, and we’re prepared to hold the appropriate parties accountable for their actions.

Who May Be Liable for a School Injury?

A wide range of parties may be held civilly responsible for a school injury. Just some of those are as follows:

  • School bus drivers
  • Teachers
  • Janitorial or maintenance staff
  • School administrators
  • Hall monitors employed by a school
  • Principals

Common Cases Involving School Liability

There is a wide range of instances that may warrant a valid school liability claim. Just some of the most common types/causes of accidents and injuries that may occur on school property can include the following:

  • Defective playground equipment
  • Intentional injuries caused by bullying or staff misconduct
  • Injuries sustained during gym class, recess, or a school sport
  • Dehydration or malnutrition
  • School bus accidents caused by bus driver negligence
  • Food poisoning
  • Defective classroom furniture
  • Dangerous school stairways or elevators
  • Janitorial staff failing to put up wet floor signs where necessary

What Do I Have to Prove to Successfully Sue a School?

The first thing you should understand is that any school you’re pursuing legal action against will likely lawyer up and use a wide range of defenses to shoot down your claim. Perhaps the most common defense is that of Sovereign Immunity, which schools often use to declare themselves immune to lawsuits regarding negligence.

However, in the past, Kentucky courts have ruled that Sovereign Immunity typically only applies to instances where a teacher or principal acts in discretion (not instances where school administration or staff simply failed to follow rules or policies, thereby causing an injury).

Therefore, if you and your school liability lawyer can prove that the school staff was negligent in their duties and failed to take the necessary steps to protect your child from harm, and your child was injured and incurred damages as a result, there is a strong chance you’ll have a valid claim against your child’s school. Failing to report unknown hazards or threats, acts of negligence on the part of bus drivers, failing to abide by school policy, and more can all be valid grounds to sue a school.

Contact Shane Hall Attorney at Law, PLLC Today

If you need a school liability lawyer you can depend on, you’ve come to the right place. Contact Shane Hall Attorney at Law today to schedule your free case evaluation with our knowledgeable and dedicated personal injury law firm.

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