Who Is Responsible When Another Child Assaults My Child?
Parents want to protect their children from anything that might hurt them. Unfortunately, this is not always possible, especially when children play together or attend school and experience harmful or bullying behavior.
If a child suffered assault by another child, parents can take legal action. In some cases, they can even sue the parents of the other child.
The child injury attorneys at Tolmage, Peskin, Harris, Falick are dedicated to helping children and their families heal physically, emotionally and financially after serious childhood injuries. We have more than 50 years of experience to offer clients looking for guidance and aggressive legal advocacy.
Pursuing Justice For Assault
Sometimes, children are injured in an accident while playing with friends. This is understandable, but there is a significant difference between getting carried away and hostile assault. Children who intentionally hurt others can cause serious damage to the other child’s physical and mental well-being.
Bullying is another form of assault that is common in childhood. It is a serious issue inside and outside of schools that can escalate to physical violence.
Children may have the right to compensation for the injuries they suffered from assault or bullying by another child.
Can I Sue The Parents Of The Other Child?
Many parents wonder if they can sue the parents of the bullying child for the assault and injury the child caused. It is possible in certain situations. One challenge is New York’s Parental Responsibility Law. Under this law, parents are only responsible for their child’s actions if the child is older than 10 but younger than 18.
Suing parents for their child’s misbehavior is rarely straightforward. For that reason, it’s important to get an experienced lawyer to guide you. We know how these cases work. And we strive for the maximum compensation your child deserves for any medical expenses, ongoing therapy, and pain they have suffered.
Who Else Can I Sue For An Assault On My Child?
Schools, extracurricular organizations and day cares have a responsibility to provide a safe environment for all children. When their negligence allows harmful behavior to flourish, they may be held accountable. If your child’s assault or bullying occurred on school grounds – or at a day care, club, church or other organization – you may have a strong case for compensation.
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Our child advocates are committed to pursuing justice on behalf of you and your family. Contact us today to discuss your case with a knowledgeable lawyer in a free case evaluation today. Call our office at 866-502-9091 or email us.