School Injuries

Child Injured at School? Understand Your Parental Rights

As parents, we have a right to expect that school administrators, teachers and other school employees will take reasonable steps to provide a safe learning environment for our children. Unfortunately, sometimes schools fail in this duty and children are injured as a result.

At the personal injury law firm of E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, our lawyers help children who have been injured at school due to the negligence of teachers, aides and school officials. From our office in Albany, we serve clients throughout Upstate New York from Poughkeepsie to Utica to Saratoga Springs to the Canadian border and beyond.

The following are examples of the types of injuries where the school may be responsible:

  • Assaults occurring on school property
  • Sexual abuse by counselors or teachers
  • School bus accidents
  • Playground injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Injuries caused by dangerous property conditions

School districts and their employees are not automatically responsible for all injuries on school property. To be responsible, the school must breach a “duty of care” it owes to your child. Our lawyers will evaluate your child’s personal injury case at no charge and let you know if we believe you have a case worth pursuing.

While it’s not possible to undo an injury, we can seek compensation for medical bills, your child’s pain and suffering, counseling expenses and other damages.

School Bus Accident Attorneys Serving Albany, Schenectady, Troy and Upstate NY

E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy also represents clients with the following injury cases:

Our legal team also has experience representing families of children injured during a school bus accident. Contact us for a free consultation by phone or schedule a confidential in-person meeting with an attorney at one of our four convenient offices in Albany, Schenectady, Troy, or Saratoga Springs, NY.

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