Washington, DC Student Injury Lawyer
Representing Injured Students
Whether at an elementary school, high school, college campus, or any other school setting, students and parents have the right to believe that they will be provided a safe environment free from preventable hazards and dangers. Teachers, administrators, and the school system have a legal obligation to take reasonable measures that keep their students safe and they can be held fully liable for their failures to uphold their duty.
By seeking the support and guidance of our firm’s Washington, DC personal injury attorneys, injured students throughout the region can have the experienced legal assistance they need to recover their damages.
Accidents and injuries will never be entirely preventable, especially with children. Although some are certainly the result of genuine mistakes and misfortune, many others are the result of the failings of those in a position to reduce the risks of preventable harm. When administrators and others in positions of power neglect their duty to keep students safe, they create numerous risks and dangers.
Common examples of the types of preventable accidents or injuries that result from negligence, carelessness, or a breach of duty include:
- Slip and fall accidents caused by hazardous conditions, including wet or slippery floors, crumbling stairs or steps, and other dangers
- Defective equipment, including dangerous playground equipment
- Negligent supervision
- Falling objects
- Science lab accidents
- Physical education or athlete injuries
- Exposure to hazardous materials or conditions
- Sexual abuse
- School bus accidents
- Cafeteria food poisoning
These are only a few examples of the many types of accidents and injuries for which school systems can potentially be held liable. When handling these cases, establishing negligence or failures of teachers and administrators to uphold their duty is vital to proving liability. In cases involving defective equipment, companies that make the products available to consumers can be held liable for the damages they cause.
Whether your child has been injured at school or you have been injured on a college campus, our firm wants to hear your story. Compassionate, attentive to the needs of our clients, and skilled in trial advocacy, our legal team is prepared to provide the support and representation you need to obtain justice and full compensation.
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At Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C., we have consistently proven that we are one of the premiere personal injury practices in the region. Prominent figures in the local and legal communities, all three of our firm’s active partners regularly earn inclusion in prestigious legal publications such as the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 Washington , DC Super Lawyers® Magazine.
We also have partners in our firm who were recognized by Washingtonian Magazine as some of the “Top Lawyers” in Washington, DC. Our professional achievements speak volumes about our experience and abilities, and we are confident that we have what it takes to deliver the results you need.
If you would like to learn more about student injuries and filing a personal injury claim with the assistance of our Washington, DC personal injury lawyers, then please do not hesitate to discuss your case during a free case evaluation.
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