As a parent, entrusting others with your child’s safety can be difficult. Usually, the schools of California are considered safe havens for children as they are constantly under the careful supervision of school administrators, teachers, and playground safety monitors. Unfortunately, accidents can still occur, and when faced with significant medical bills as a result, you might be wondering who to turn to. The Law Offices of Savin & Bursk have years of working families and schools to ensure that your family receives the compensation it needs to support your child’s recovery.
According to California State Law, schools and school districts have a responsibility to take reasonable care to remove risk factors that could lead to injury; common sources of risk include poorly maintained play equipment, school bus related injuries, youth sports injuries, field trip accidents, and premises liability (involving the school property). Unlike other types of premises liability cases that involve private property, cases taken up against school districts involve an entirely unique set of rules and procedures, including a six month statute of limitations. We understand that children aren’t always forthcoming with what exactly caused their accidents, but due to the time-sensitive nature of these cases, if you believe your child’s accident was caused by a school’s negligence, it is crucial to seek legal advice immediately to determine if you have a case.