I recently received an email from a mother regarding injuries she her child suffered as a student at school. I thought I would share the question and answer as other readers may have similar questions.
The Schlitt Law Firm has announced a settlement with the City of New York for a case involving a lack of adequate supervision in the New York City public school system. Our client, an eight-year old boy at the time of the incident, attended a Bronx public school. During a period of 20 minutes when he and several other students were left unsupervised, our client suffered a broken arm. His mother retained Carol L. Schlitt to represent them in an effort to collect compensation for the pain and suffering the young boy experienced. After lengthy negotiations, the City of New York agreed to settle the suit for an amount that met the value of the case and gave great satisfaction to the family.
I often receive inquires from parents whose children have suffered an injury at school. I received the following question today and thought it would prove worthwhile reading for parents with questions when their child suffers an injury at school.
I received an inquiry from a woman concerned about a mistake in placing her child on the right school bus. It turns out that on the first day of school, the school aides put her six year old on the wrong school bus. The child eventually made it home, though late, scared and tired. She wanted to know if she could and should sue the school district. I thought I would share my response.
Assuming that your child eventually arrived home safe and sound and suffers no lasting repercussions from this incident, you probably do not have grounds on which to sue the school district. However, I do think it is important that you follow up with the school authorities and the bus company to ensure that this does not happen again to your child or any other student in your school district.