Bullies operate under one common philosophy-bigger is better. The bigger, stronger kids think they have an inherent right to rule the "weaker" ones. We embrace the exact opposite philosophy. When it comes to choosing a New York City school accident lawyer to represent your child, we know that smaller is better. You don’t need to get lost in the paperwork shuffle the way you would at a large firm. At the Law Offices of Michael Gunzburg P.C., you’re not a number. We treat you like a member of our family-giving your case the personalized attention it deserves.
If your child has suffered the wrath of a school bully, been injured on school property, or otherwise hurt in a school child accident, you don’t have to suffer in silence! Speak to a New York City School Child Accident Lawyer. Call us now at 212-725-8500.
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A School Child Accident Lawyer can also help with:
- Child Accident
- Child Car Accident
- Child Bus Accident
- Child Bike Accident
- Child Medical Malpractice
- Children’s Camping Accident
- Child Playground Accident
- Freshman Hazing
- Child Sexual Abuse
Bullies aren’t the only type of school hazard that your child can face. Faulty playground equipment, slips in the hall and on stairs, elevator accidents, and even gun shot wounds are just some of the realities that our kids can face in this day and age. Even an activity as seemingly innocent as playing sports, can turn dangerous in certain circumstances. The safety consulting firm called National School Safety and Security Services reported that on January 18, 2008 in Hempstead, NY a 15-year-old male high school student was stabbed while playing handball on the high school’s athletic court. Initial police reports stated that the victim and his 16-year-old friend were ambushed by non-students on school grounds.
As experienced New York City school child accident lawyers, our firm is experienced because we regularly handle school accident cases and know current New York laws. The majority of New York City schoolyards are owned and operated by the City of New York or the Board of Education, and Private Institutions. As with any other claim made against the City, a written Notice of Claim must be filed within 90 days from the date of the accident. When it comes to children, certain exceptions may allow for an extension of this 90 day deadline. Our team of New York City child injury lawyers can give you specifics on your particular case and help you claim the money that you deserve.
For example, school employees are under a duty to perform reasonable inspections of their facilities. If an inspection reveals any defects or potentially dangerous areas (unsafe school elevators, walkways or playground equipment) then the City may be held responsible for all the injuries sustained. The City is responsible for all injuries that result as a part of their negligent behavior whether they’re aware of the condition and even in cases where they should be aware of the conditions. This is where we come in to help. Let our expert team of child school accident lawyers guide you through the complex legal process.
Call us today at 212-725-8500 to learn about your legal rights! If your child was injured at a school or after school activity, call a New York City Child School Accident Lawyer today!