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Premise Liability

School Accidents

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Premises Liability Attorneys In Las Vegas, NV

School is a vital part of every child’s life. After all, in teaching institutions, most young people will make friends, come of age, and learn crucial skills and concepts to help them later in life. Every parent wants their children to receive the best education possible and enjoy the social benefits of attending school. However, above all else, every parent wishes for their children to be safe and remain in good health while at school — it’s the expectation. Unfortunately, children may suffer injuries when academic institutions, teachers, and school staff behave negligently.

If your child has been injured on a school’s premises due to another party’s misconduct or negligence, your family may be entitled to financial compensation for incurred damages. Contact our Las Vegas law firm, Pursiano Barry Bruce Demetriades Simon LLP, today to request a free consultation with one of our experienced premises liability lawyers!

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Common Types Of School Injuries

Children spend a large portion of their time at school. Between riding the bus, attending class, and enjoying recess, there are many opportunities for children to suffer an unfortunate and unexpected injury. However, schools are expected to have practices to help mitigate the risk of children, and teachers are assumed to be watching out for their classes’ health and safety. When a school or teacher breachers their professional duty of care, injuries may occur. Common injuries children may suffer when schools are negligent include the following.

  • Slip & Fall Injuries
  • Sports Injuries
  • Food Poisoning
  • Bus Accident Injuries
  • Unsafe Playground Injuries
  • Bullying/Fighting Injuries

Liability In School Injury Cases

In Nevada, schools are liable for injuries students suffer on their premises due to negligence. Some common instances when a teacher or academic institution may be held liable for damages associated with a student’s injuries include the following.

  • Bullying Or Sexual Harassment By A Teacher
  • Bus Accident Caused By Driver Negligence
  • Failure To Provide First Aid/Medications
  • Inadequate Security
  • Premises Liability Violations

Compensation For School Injuries

In the unfortunate event that a student suffers injury due to an academic institution’s negligence, it’s possible to seek compensation for economic and non-economic damages. Some compensable damages families may pursue include the following.

  • Medical Expenses (Prescription Costs, Ambulance Fees, Etc.)
  • Therapy Bills
  • Loss Of Present & Future Wages
  • Rehabilitation Costs
  • Pain & Suffering
  • Disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Wrongful Death
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How A Premises Liability Lawyer Can Help

Public schools are government-run institutions. Therefore, if your child has been injured at a Nevada public school, you have to follow specific procedures before you can file a claim. Our personal injury lawyers are deeply familiar with all aspects of Nevada’s premises liability laws and can provide crucial guidance through the entire process of filing a claim. The legal team at our Nevada law firm is dedicated to ensuring that negligent parties are held accountable, and we pride ourselves on ensuring victims receive maximum compensation for their suffering. Contact us today to request a free, no-obligation case consultation!

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