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Nevada Personal Injury Attorney September 17, 2019

Common Back-to-School Injuries

Starting a new school year can be a fun and exciting time for everyone involved. However, with respect to children, injuries can sometimes occur at school or on the way to and from school. When these injuries occur as a result of another party’s negligence, the child’s parent or legal guardian may be able to file a claim or lawsuit against the responsible person or persons.

At Breeden Malpractice and Personal Injury Law, our Nevada-based knowledgeable legal team can meet with you to review what happened and how your child was injured. We can then develop a plan for moving forward and pursuing the monetary compensation you need. Feel free to contact our law firm for a free case evaluation and legal consultation.

Accidents on the Way to or from School

When students walk or ride their bicycles to and from school, traffic accidents can sometimes happen. In many instances, these accidents come about as a result of a motor vehicle driver’s negligence. For example, a motor vehicle operator may negligently cause his or her vehicle to collide with a child on a sidewalk or in a crosswalk due to distracted driving or failing to yield.

When a negligent motor vehicle driver collides with a child and injures him or her, the child’s representative may be able to file a claim or lawsuit against that driver’s insurance company to claim damages. Nevada students can help to avoid these kinds of accidents by taking the following actions:

  • Always looking both ways before crossing the road – even at an intersection that is marked by a crosswalk
  • Paying attention to one’s surroundings at all times
  • Refraining from using cell phones, especially with earbuds, while walking to and from school (especially where heavy traffic is present)

Accidents that Occur on School Property

In some instances, students can be involved in an accident at school and can sustain serious injuries. These accidents could be caused by another student or could result from the negligence of a school employee. For example, a slip and fall on school grounds could result from poor maintenance. A faculty member, administrator, or school board could also be responsible for negligently supervising students if a fight ensues on school grounds and a student is injured.

An experienced Las Vegas Nevada personal injury lawyer can review the circumstances of the accident and injuries and determine whom to file a claim or lawsuit against. In many instances, when it comes to accidents at school, there are many different individuals who must be named in a lawsuit, including teachers, administrators, and sometimes even the school board.

Call a Las Vegas Personal Injury Attorney Today

Back-to-school injuries can turn an otherwise promising school year into a disaster. If your child has been injured at school, or on the way to or from school, contact the knowledgeable attorneys at Breeden and Associates – Malpractice and Personal Injury Law today. For a free legal consultation and case evaluation, give us a call at our Las Vegas Nevada office (702) 819-7770 today, or contact us online for more information.

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