If your child is injured at school, who might be liable? Does it matter whether it was a private or public school, for purposes of pursuing a lawsuit? What about accidents that occur at a playground? And on the other side of the coin, what if your child causes an injury to someone, whether intentionally or accidentally? We'll answer these questions and more in this section.
What is Negligent Supervision?
When children walk out the door each morning to go to school, they will encounter a wide range of new situations and experiences -- everything from participating in new activities on school grounds
Playground Accidents and Injuries
Playgrounds are a place of fun and excitement where children can physically challenge themselves and make new friends, but they also present risks and hidden dangers.
My Child Was Injured at School—Who is Liable?
You may be able to sue your child’s school and school employees, but it won’t be easy.
Can a School District Be Sued for Injuries to Students?
A school district may be legally responsible for your child's injuries, but you can't usually file a lawsuit right off the bat.
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Parental Responsibility Laws and Personal Injury
Many people don't realize that parents can be held legally liable for the acts of their minor children.
Can I Sue a Child for Personal Injury?
When a child’s negligent or intentional act causes you some injury, here's what you need to know about legal responsibility for the child’s actions.
Are California Parents Responsible When Their Child Causes an Injury?
California's parental responsibility laws can place parents on the legal hook when their children cause harm to others.
Parental Responsibility Laws in Florida
Understanding a parent or legal guardian's potential liability for a minor's "willful misconduct" or negligence in Florida.
Parental Responsibility Laws in New York
Understanding a parent or legal guardian's potential liability for a minor's "willful misconduct" or negligence in New York.
Parental Responsibility Laws in Texas
Texas, like most states, has passed a law that makes parents civilly liable for some acts committed by their children.