School injuries can include falls on the playground, staircase accidents, parking-lot collisions, pedestrian accidents on school grounds, cafeteria food-poisoning, sports-related injuries, school-bus accidents, and abuse from teachers or coaches. Schools and their staff members may be legally responsible for a child’s damages if reasonable prudence could have prevented the injury, illness, property damage, or wrongful death.
If your child sustained any type of injury while on school grounds in Baltimore, Maryland, contact Murphy, Falcon & Murphy. Our firm has exceptional success rates, more than 70 years of experience, and a long history of outstanding results and prominent accolades. We work closely with families to get to the bottom of school-related accidents, abuse, and injuries. When results matter, parents call our attorneys.
Common School Injuries that May Stem from Negligence
Not all child injuries are due to someone else’s negligence. Sometimes, no matter how careful a supervisor or school is, a child can sustain an injury. Normal bumps and bruises at recess might not point to a personal injury case, but serious or preventable injuries can. The following injuries while on school grounds are cause for calling a lawyer to receive a legal opinion on your child’s situation:
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Traumatic amputations
- Burns or bite marks
- Heat-related illness or injury
- Crime-related injuries
- Sexual abuse
Heat-related injuries are common during sports practices and games if coaches don’t take proper precautions. We recently agreed to represent the surviving family members of deceased University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair, who passed away 15 days after collapsing on the practice field due to heatstroke. This is just one tragic example of how the negligence of someone in a position of power can have direct consequences for innocent students. In Jordan’s case, we are exploring his family’s legal options in the face of preventable heatstroke on Baltimore’s hottest day of the year (up to that point).
What You Need from a Baltimore School Injury Lawyer
You are right in feeling outraged after learning that your child has suffered a serious or life-threatening injury at a Baltimore school. After all, you trust your child’s school and all of its staff members to put the needs and best interests of your child first. Channel your anger and energy into fighting for your child’s rights through the civil justice system. Work with Murphy, Falcon & Murphy to prove someone else’s negligence or carelessness in connection to your child’s personal injuries. We can provide all of the following things you need from your attorney:
- Personalized services. We tailor our legal strategies and services according to each client’s unique needs and situation. Customizing services gives our clients better odds of achieving their individual case goals.
- Legal resources. Our practice has the resources of a large firm, including connections within the civil justice system that could help your case. We have everything you need to file your claim in a timely and efficient manner.
- Passion for justice. Genuine passion drives everything our attorneys do. Our lawyers want to help you and your child move on after a school disaster. We truly care about the fates of injured school children in the Baltimore community.
We can help you pursue financial compensation for your and your child’s losses, such as medical bills, pain and suffering, mental anguish, property damage, and your lost wages from missing time at work to care for your sick or injured child. We work hard to give you the best possible chance at winning your insurance case or personal injury claim in Baltimore. From investigating your child’s school to going up against major insurance companies during claim negotiations, we have what it takes. Call today to learn more during a free legal consultation.