Can I Sue MY Child’s School For An Injury or Negligence?
Our accident lawyers have created a record of multi-million dollar results for people hurt in New York accidents.
When Children Are Injured At School
When you send your child to school, you trust that he or she will get a good education – and, even more importantly, be safe from harm. When teachers, administrators or other adults at school are negligent, children can be put at risk of potentially life-altering injuries.
At Tolmage, Peskin, Harris, Falick, our personal injury lawyers help parents of children who have suffered all types of injuries, including those on school property.
Can I Sue The School?
Whether you can bring a lawsuit against your child’s school depends on several factors, including whether the school is public or private and who was directly responsible for the injury. If your child was hurt while attending a New York public school, you will likely have to file a Notice of Claim with a government agency within 90 days of the injury.
This notice alerts the government to the injury and gives the school a chance to respond. If the notice is rejected, you may proceed to file a lawsuit in civil courts.
At Tolmage, Peskin, Harris, Falick, we will draw on our extensive experience to negotiate respectfully, but firmly for a fair settlement offer. If the school refuses to offer what your family is entitled to, we will fight for adequate compensation in court or explore other avenues for recovery.
Parents of private school children may have additional options after an injury. We have successfully recovered compensation for families after injuries at both public and private schools.
No Recovery = No Fee
Our accident lawyers handle school injury lawsuit cases on a contingency fee basis. That means we will not charge you for fees or expenses up front. We only get paid if we recover compensation from the negligent party who caused your child’s injuries. When you consider that the right lawyer can make the difference between securing the compensation you need and walking away empty-handed, can you afford not to have legal help?
A Track Record of Successful Verdicts & Settlements
Our law firm has won millions for our clients. Our attorneys will help maximize your recovery. Call our experienced New York school injury lawyers for a FREE case evaluation today, 866-418-5158 .
Why Trust Us To Stand Up For You?
The law offices of Tolmage, Peskin, Harris, Falick puts more than 50 years of experience to work for people who are injured in New York City accidents. We have a history of results accident victims, including multi-million dollar jury verdicts and settlements for injury victims. When you’ve been hurt, our accident lawyers can help.
To speak with one of our award-winning accident attorneys about your situation, call 866-418-5158. Case evaluations are absolutely FREE.
Determining What Happened
There can be many factors behind any accident. For example, in a car accident, what was the other driver doing at the time of the crash? Do phone records show that he or she was on the phone? We will thoroughly examine the evidence to ensure that negligent party is held accountable.
Building Your Case
The defendants will vigorously deny any wrongdoing. They will cast blame on you, the victim, as well as any other parties involved. By drawing on our experience and preparing extensively, we can anticipate these strategies and quickly discredit the defendants’ attempts to escape liability.
Maximizing Money Damages
An accident lawyer can do everything else in a case correctly, but if he or she does not win you every possible dollar, then your claim should be considered a failure. We work to maximize your lawsuit by not only listing the injuries you have suffered, but by proving the full extent of how your injuries have negatively impacted you and everyone in your family.
About Stephan Peskin
Stephan H. Peskin
Principal accident attorney Stephan Peskin is highly regarded throughout the state for his outstanding presence in the courtroom. He is a past president of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA), an organization with more than 5,000 attorneys dedicated to giving all injury victims equal access to the civil justice system.