Child Injured at School, Should You Sue Them?

A very common question that I get all the time is actually from concerned parents about their child. The question is should they sue the school after their child was injured while in school. The reason why I think most of them are confused and don’t know what to do is that they are afraid that they will create a conflict with the school and that later on, they won’t be good towards their child. Of course, this isn’t true, the school isn’t allowed to do such thing if they are the reason why your child is injured, then they have to take on the consequences. However, even then it is your choice if you want to sue them or not.

Of course, every school would want to avoid getting sued because it ruins their reputation for being a safe place for children and more importantly these cases usually are very expensive. Some schools can even shut down because of these cases, they just don’t have the money to pay for all those expenses. As a parent, it is not your problem if the school doesn’t have enough money to pay, but it will affect you if you decide to not change schools.

Injury Type

One of the major things that should be a deciding factor whether you are going to sue the school or not is the type or the seriousness of the injury. If your child has fallen and hit their head or even broken a finger, it might not be the best idea to go full out and sue them. You won’t get a lot of money out of it and it will take a long time. However, if you are dealing with a much serious case where your child has suffered injuries that can possibly affect their life, then definitely the right way is to sue the school. Someone has to answer those questions, and someone has to be blamed for that injuries, especially if they are severe.

Consequences

You have to think about the consequences of suing the school because if you know that the school doesn’t have a lot of money, then it might not be the best way to go about it. Not only you will shut down the school for your child, but for all the other kids that are going there. Of course, it all depends on the injury and if it really was the fault of the school, then it is the best to close it down before another child gets injured. There are many things that you should consider, but overall, you need to look at the consequences of your actions and what will happen once you sue the school.