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Seeking full compensation for negligent harm to your child

When you drop your children off at school or put them on a school bus, you should be able to rest assured of their safety until they’re home again. Nothing can protect your child from the inevitable skinned knee or elbow, but when your child suffers a serious injury due to negligence, you have cause to be alarmed and to take action. At Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson, our personal injury attorneys effectively litigate negligence cases against the New York Department of Education for injuries children sustain in the public school system.

“Kids will be kids” is no excuse for negligence

Most parents understand that children can be rambunctious under the best of circumstances. But preventable accidents that occur because of lax supervision or unrepaired hazards at the school cannot be tolerated. We help parents of injured children obtain justice for:

  • Inadequate supervision — Personnel who are in charge of children must anticipate the ways in which they can be harmed if improperly supervised and take steps to prevent injuries. Injuries that reflect poor supervision often involve tools in shop class, chemicals in chemistry classes, sports equipment and school buses. Children can also suffer physical and emotional harm from bullying when school personnel do not take decisive steps to correct conduct they knew or should have known about.
  • Faulty facilities and equipmentSlip-and-fall accidents often occur when school facilities have not been properly maintained. These include broken tiles on floors and on stairs, wet surfaces, uneven pavement, potholes, faulty electrical wiring and outlets, and poorly maintained buses.

By litigating your child’s accident, you are doing more than fighting for compensation for an injury that shouldn’t have happened; you are sending a signal the Department of Education cannot ignore, so that in the future, schools can be safer for all children.

Schedule a free consultation to discuss your school accident case

Filing a claim against the New York City Department of Education requires knowledge, experience and determination. For your school injury case, choose a law firm with a solid track record. To speak with a Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson attorney at no charge, call 888.746.8212 or contact us online.

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