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Libertyville School Accident Attorneys

Libertyville School Accident Attorneys

Law Firm Assisting Families of Children Injured at School in Lake County and McHenry County

School is an important part of every child's life, allowing them to receive an education, build social skills, form long-lasting friendships, and become prepared for the challenges they will face throughout the rest of their lives. A school should be a safe, welcoming environment, but unfortunately, accidents sometimes occur in which children are injured. When this happens, parents should understand their legal rights for pursuing compensation from the parties responsible for the damages their children have suffered.

At Salvi & Maher, L.L.C., our attorneys have over 85 years of combined experience helping our clients recover damages in personal injury cases, and we can help you receive the compensation you need that will address your medical bills and the ongoing costs of medical care and rehabilitation, as well as the pain and suffering that your family has experienced.

Recovering Damages for School Injuries

In most premises liability cases, an injured party can seek compensation from a property owner who acted negligently and failed to meet their duty of care to protect people who used their property. In cases involving public schools, the requirements for determining liability are more strict, involving the demonstration that the school or school district employees acted recklessly and showed willful or wanton disregard for the safety of a student.

While a premises liability case against a school may be more difficult to pursue, there are many situations in which it is appropriate, including:

  • A school did not repair a known water leak, leading to a slip and fall accident.
  • A child was injured on playground equipment that school officials knew was in need of repair.
  • A gym teacher did not properly maintain fitness equipment, leading to an injury.
  • A science teacher did not provide students with proper protective equipment, and they were injured after being exposed to hazardous chemicals.
  • A school did not provide proper security after being informed of a threat to student safety.

Parents' worst nightmares may involve their children being the victim of verbal, physical, or sexual abuse at school by a teacher, staff member, or another student. In these cases, it may be possible to hold a school liable for failure to perform proper background checks on employees, failure to provide proper student supervision, or failure to respond to reports of abuse, harassment, or other inappropriate behavior. While nothing can repair the damage that is done in these cases, parents may be able to address the pain that was caused by working to hold those responsible accountable for their actions.

Contact a DuPage County Personal Injury Lawyer

If your child has been injured at school, the attorneys of Salvi & Maher, L.L.C. can help you determine whether the school is liable for these injuries and work to help you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact us at 847-662-3303 to schedule a free consultation at one of our offices in Chicago, Wheaton, Waukegan, and Richmond. We will only collect attorneys' fees if you collect compensation.

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