Filing a Suit Against Private Schools in Georgia
Private School’s Responsibilities to Your Child in Georgia
- Supervision during recess, lunch, and any time your child will be playing in groups;
- Safe and clean educational facilities including classrooms;
- Maintaining and keeping repaired any school buildings; and
- Employing competent and qualified teachers and coaches that will provide proper supervision for your child.
What You Can Sue A Private School for in Georgia
- Sexual Harassment;
- The school’s Failure to Supervise;
- Improper Expulsion;
- Severe, undeserved, and or excessive punishment of your child; and
- Failure of the school to provide a safe and well-maintained facility
Negligence in Private Schools in Georgia
Many causes of action against Georgia private schools as listed above involve some type of negligence. This may include a duty to follow its own policies or a duty to keep you or your child safe.
If your child’s private school breaches its duty to you and your child, you may be able to file a negligence claim against them.
In many cases, negligence involves an injury to your child that may have been caused by:
- Another student;
- A teacher;
- An accident that involves playground equipment;
- An accident caused by poorly maintained equipment;
- Failure to provide proper security that allows trespassers to be on the school premises.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children between the ages of five and nineteen fall victim to many injuries as a result of intentional rather than negligent acts.
It was also found that many of the injuries to your child and other children could have been prevented if there was adequate supervision on the part of the school.
In some cases, if your child is being bullied or another child intentionally injures your child, the parents of the child that caused the injuries may be held liable.
Georgia Negligent Hiring and Training in Private Schools
Negligent Maintenance of Equipment in Private Schools in Georgia
Your child is given access to many types of outdoor and indoor equipment at their school that may be a hazard if the equipment is not properly maintained.
For example, if the playground equipment is not checked for problems and properly maintained and your child is injured on that equipment, the individuals responsible for maintaining the equipment at the school may be held liable for your child’s injuries.
Legally speaking, there are many variables involved in your child being injured while attending a Georgia private school. Additionally, the facts surrounding your child’s injuries are unique. Because of these things, it’s always prudent to hire a Georgia attorney who is familiar with child personal injury law.
A qualified Atlanta, Georgia children’s law attorney will have the expertise necessary to file a lawsuit on your child’s behalf.
If your child has been injured at a Georgia private school, you should contact knowledgeable, experienced, and skilled Georgia personal injury attorney, Lashonda Council Rogers and the Council & Associates team.