Our team of attorneys at Jacoby & Jacoby is well-versed in New York school negligence law. If you think that your child has been harmed due to negligence while at school, contact our team about your options during a free consultation.
WHEN CAN A SCHOOL BE HELD LIABLE?
Schools can be held liable for injuries that a student suffers. These can include but are not limited to, the following:
Negligence in Schools:
- Negligent Supervision in Schools
- School Premises Liability
- Slip and Falls
- Playground accidents
- School bus accidents
- Pedestrian accidents from the lack of proper signage, lights in front of school
- Food poisoning due to improper food handling by food provided by a school’s vendor
- Sports Injuries due to inadequate supervision and/or defective sports equipment
- Negligent infliction of emotional distress
- Negligent security and failing to address concerns of bullying, assaults, or sexual abuse
Intentional Torts in School:
- Intentional infliction of emotional distress by teachers, staff, or visitors to the school
- Injuries from bullying or assaults by other children
- Student and teacher assaults
You Must File a Claim First:
- Before you can file a lawsuit against a New York school, statutes require that you first file a formal claim against the school. This Notice of Claim will lay out the nature of the injury and the grievance. This must be done within 90 days of the incident. It is recommended that speak to an experienced attorney in our office to know your rights and to determine if you have a valid claim.
If you suffered an injury in an incident in school, call Jacoby & Jacoby Esqs. at (888)452-2629 to schedule a free consultation with attorneys that have the knowledge and compassion to make sure your child’s legal rights are properly protected and take the first step toward the compensation they deserve to cover their medical bills, emotional and mental suffering, pain and suffering, and other money damages that they are entitled to.