What to Do If Your Child is Injured
Are you wondering what to do if your child is injured? Our experienced injury attorneys can guide you through your case and make sure you get compensation that you’re entitled to.
What to Do If Your Child is Injured | Compensation
When your child is at school or a passenger on a school bus, your child is basically the responsibility of the school district. In Florida, school districts as well as municipalities have what they call sovereign immunity, and sovereign immunity has been waived up to a certain limit. For example, if there is an automobile accident, and the school district is deemed to be at fault, the limit that an individual can recover is $200,000 per person and $300,00 per accident.
What to Do If Your Child is Injured | Serious Injuries
If the injuries are greater, the injured person can file what is known as a claims bill with the legislature in Tallahassee, but the chances of getting the claim still approved by the Florida legislature and paid are fairly remote. The same injuries apply for when your daughter or son is at school or on a school bus. In order to be successful in prosecuting such a claim, we need to prove that there was fault on the part of the school district or an agent, employee, or servant of the school district. Again, in these types of accidents, we need to find out the names of other individuals who were on the bus or in the area of the injury, take pictures, get medical attention, and see an attorney.
What to Do If Your Child is Injured | Contact an Attorney
If your child suffered an injury at school in Florida and you have questions about your rights, contact Morgenstern & Herd for a free confidential consultation. Our experienced Tampa Injury Lawyers deliver personal attention to each client and safeguard you through the legal process. We want you to focus on your physical and emotional recovery after an injury or the loss of a loved one. Our award-winning attorneys have the medical knowledge and legal skill to fight vigorously for just compensation for your child injuries.