Back to School Accidents and Injuries
Some schools in Georgia have already begun for the fall, and others are getting ready for their first days. Even if your child is starting the school year virtually, there will come a time when they return to the classroom. It is important to stay aware of common back to school accidents and injuries and go over safety tips with your child.
No matter how your child travels to school, they are at risk of being injured in a traffic crash. These can include:
- School bus crashes
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Car accidents (in your vehicle or in a carpool vehicle)
Carefully review safe walking, biking, or school bus behaviors with your child to help prevent accidents and injuries.
For younger children, the playground is a common site for injuries. Sometimes, kids simply fall off playground equipment, and it is no one’s fault, though schools might fail to properly maintain playgrounds, resulting in serious injuries. Playground hazards can include inadequate ground coverings, rusty or weak equipment, lack of supervision, and more.
Injuries in School Buildings
Students spend many hours inside schools, and many types of injuries can occur. These might occur from:
- Slip and falls
- Bullying or assaults
- Inadequate security at the school
- Physical education and sports accidents
If you get a call that your child has been injured, you should discuss what happened with an injury attorney who can assess your rights.
If Your Child is Injured, Call Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Locust Grove
Injuries to children can be particularly stressful, and schools or other parties should be liable for causing them. Discuss a possible case with a Locust Grove personal injury attorney at the law firm of Ben F. Windham, PC. Contact us online or call 833.236.9467 for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.