When your child heads into school each day, you trust that they will come home safe and injury-free. However, children are injured at school in the Chicago area on a regular basis. Whether or not you can hold a school liable for your child’s injuries depends on several factors.
For example, if your child was injured simply because they were clumsy or acting rambunctiously, the school likely has no responsibility in the accidental injury. On the other hand, if the school or an adult affiliated with the school caused the injury by acting in a negligent manner, you may have legal rights. The following are three examples of school-related accidents for which schools may face legal liability:
- School bus injuries – Like any other type of motor vehicle, school buses may crash and passengers can be injured. Crashes may be the fault of the bus driver, another driver, or a manufacturer, among other parties.