Atlanta School Accidents Claim

Stephen R. Hasner
Managing Partner at Hasner Law PC
May 10, 2024

NOTE: Our law firm does not handle these cases. This article is for informational purposes only. Information found in the article does not constitute as formal legal advice and does not create an attorney/client relationship.

Has your child been injured in an accident at their school in Atlanta, Georgia? If their accident or injuries could have been avoided, your family may be entitled to a significant financial award.

How An Attorney Can Help If Your Child is Injured at School in Atlanta

Whether it’s preschool, elementary, or high school, you expect that your child will be safe while they’re there. Unfortunately, accidents involving kids at schools happen. So do assaults and other types of abuse.

If your child gets hurt on school property, then it’s important to explore all of your family’s legal options. If someone else’s negligence contributed to their injury, then they have to be held accountable. Call a team of Atlanta premises liability attorneys to learn more.

What Are the Most Common Causes of School Accidents in Atlanta?

Accidents at school can happen for just about any reason. Some accidents can’t be avoided. Others are the result of inexcusable negligence.

Some of the top causes of avoidable school accidents include:

  • Unsafe playground equipment
  • Negligent supervision
  • Negligent hiring
  • Slippery or other hazardous conditions on the premises
  • Unsecured hazards, such as janitorial equipment or office supplies
  • Inadequate security
  • Untrained staff and teachers
  • Old or malfunctioning equipment (e.g., doors, windows, lockers)

Determining the cause of your child’s school accident – why it could happen in the first place – is critical. Once our attorneys know why your child was injured, we can begin to determine which parties share fault. Then we can seek damages from each and every liable party.

Who Can Be Liable For a School Accident in Georgia?

Under Georgia law, anyone who contributes to an accident on school grounds or involving a student can be liable.

Following a thorough investigation, a lawyer may determine that one or more of the following parties are at fault:

  • Teachers
  • Staff
  • Nurses
  • School aides
  • Administrators
  • Coaches
  • Bus drivers
  • Other students or their parents

Liability will depend on who had a responsibility to care for your child and keep them safe. Our lawyers will work diligently to assess your child injury case from all possible angles. By taking a detailed approach, we can be confident that we seek damages from anyone who indirectly put your child in harm’s way or caused them to get hurt.

We Handle Many Types of Accidents and Injury Cases in Atlanta, GA

At Hasner Law, PC, we’re ready to help you seek to recover damages, such as:

  • Assaults
  • Sexual assault
  • Bullying
  • Falls
  • Playground accidents
  • Burns
  • Electrocution
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals
  • Sports injuries
  • School bus accidents
  • Accidents involving dangerous or defective products

Always have your child seek medical care if they’ve been attacked or injured at school. Getting medical treatment right away can help to limit the chances of complications and ensure that all of their trauma is diagnosed. Additionally, their visit will establish a link between the child’s accident and injuries. This will be instrumental in proving negligence and recovering compensation for their medical bills, future damages, and pain and suffering.

Schedule a Free Consultation With an Atlanta Premises Liability Law Firm

Whether your child was bullied or suffered a slip and fall at school, it’s important to know that you may have the right to recover compensation.

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Stephen Hasner is the founder and managing partner of Hasner Law PC. Since being licensed in Florida in 1997 and in Georgia in 1999, Stephen has worked tirelessly to help Georgia residents navigate the legal process following a serious injury. This includes injuries sustained at work, in motor vehicle accidents, and in cases of personal injury. The team at Hasner Law is dedicated to securing compensation for their clients who have been injured through no fault of their own.