child who got hurt at school, the nurse is taking care of her wound.
When your child suffers injuries while in school, it’s essential to learn what happened, who’s liable, and how to prevent it in the future. While it’s not always possible to determine liability for your child’s damages, in many cases, accidents at school are caused by: 
  • Foreseeable hazardous conditions

  • Lack of appropriate actions or inaction on behalf of teachers, staff, etc. 

  • Negligent acts by staff, teachers, administrators, or students


Suppose your child has suffered injuries while at school. You deserve to know who’s responsible. Depending on the circumstances, you and your child may be eligible to pursue maximum damages. Contact us today at 1-800-350-8888 to schedule a free consultation with a proven personal injury lawyer. 


Continue reading to learn more about school liability in California. 

Most Common Types of School Accidents 

School accidents can happen at any time and to any child. A few of the most common injury-causing accidents on school grounds include, but are not limited to: 

  • Slip and fall accidents 

  • Injuries occurring during recess or gym 

  • Sporting accidents 

  • Physical fights with other students 

  • Cafeteria accidents (i.e., food poisoning or unsanitary conditions)

  • Natural disasters

  • Accidents and injuries while on a school bus 

  • Exposure to toxic chemicals 

  • Intentional harm caused by school employees 


Sometimes, these accidents happen due to no fault of anyone. However, in other cases, the school (or other parties) may be liable for injuries caused to your child. 

What Duty Does The School Owe Your Child? 

Generally, schools owe your children a particular ‘duty of care.’ That means they must provide reasonable protection from foreseeable hazards that could lead to injuries or death. That includes, but is not limited to: 

  • Fixing dangerous conditions as soon as they are noticed or should have been noticed

  • Providing appropriate supervision while on school property (i.e., school, bus, field trips, etc.)

  • Foresee certain hazards before they occur


If your child suffered injuries due to negligent school administrators, teachers, or staff, you might be entitled to maximum compensation. Continue reading to learn how a personal injury lawyer can help you recover damages for your child’s injuries. 

Damages For School Liability 

If your personal injury lawyer can prove the school’s liability, you may be eligible to pursue damages for the following: 

  • Medical treatment 

  • Mental health services 

  • Emotional distress

  • Pain and suffering 

  • Wrongful death 

  • Lost income 

  • Cost of rehabilitation 


It’s important to note that you must provide credible proof of negligence and injuries to mount a solid personal injury case. 

Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer Today 

Our children are our most precious resource. They deserve to learn in a safe and hazard-free environment. Anything short of that might amount to negligence if your child was injured while on school grounds or during an afterschool activity; it’s in your best interest to consult with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. 


Our experienced attorneys at Steinberg Injury Lawyers aggressively pursue maximum damages for injuries resulting from school negligence. Don’t wait until it’s too late to file a personal injury claim for school accidents. Contact us today to speak with a proven personal injury lawyer.

Peter Steinberg
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Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney Since 1982
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