Don’t panic! The first thing that you would think of whenever your child or a loved one is injured at school is to allow him/her to recover physically. Above all, think about how a friend, a loved one, or your child would be able to take his/her life back after the accident.
Then, you think about how how you will be able to recover not just from the physical injuries incurred, but the rights that has been shattered. Who do you think would be responsible? Someone has to be liable for the injuries and damages resulting from the accident. At this point, discussing your California personal injury case with a legal professional could be the first step that you would like to consider. It is wise to seek for legal guidance even if you would be capable of representing yourself in court.
A Reason for Filing for a Settlement Claim
You have to admit, you may have spent your savings for medications and other procedures to recover from the injuries incurred. Other than that, you just wanted to prevent another inevitable incident to happen. Although accidents surely happen and there isn’t anything you could do about it to avoid, it is crucial to be going through the right path to your legal claims.
Who is responsible?
You have to keep in mind that it is not right that you immediately point on anyone and put on the blame. There are certain factors to consider in identifying the person at fault. It could be intentional. Meanwhile, there are events where accidents happen caused by negligence. Either way, let us take a look on who should take the responsibility for the accident. It could be:
• Another Student
Remember, there are bullies and other students who just enjoy harassing or hurting another student. Your child or a loved one could be a victim. No matter the cause of the incident; in some cases, parents have to be responsible for their child’s actions.
• A School Staff Member or Teacher
It could be that the teacher or a school staff member failed to supervise the students that accidents could occur. And there are times where teachers intend to instruct their students to cause the accident to happen. During this time, your lawyer will have to consider on the teacher or the school staff to be liable for the incident.
• The School Itself or the School District
Call it a domino effect. You have to realize that the teacher’s actions can be rooted from the school district. The same way an employer has to be responsible for his employees. In other words, the school district can be liable for the teacher’s negligent actions.
• You or the Student Himself
There are times where there is no one to be blamed, but the student himself. In the event where accidents happen, the student can be partially liable for the injuries he has incurred. In this case, your chances to recover will be reduced.
Bottom line is, it is important to discuss your case with a personal injury lawyer and be guided on what to do to recover from the accident.
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