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Our Law Team Fights Your Battles in School, Parks, or on the Playground

If your child is injured at school, in a park, or on the playground; the first question is often about negligence. Was there a dangerous or defective condition that caused the injury? Was there a duty owed to keep the injured party free from injury? The next question is usually whether the injury occurred at a privately owned area or one that is municipally controlled. This will impact the trigger of certain statutes of limitations and filings that must be timely made. It is important to meet with your personal injury attorney, to determine the factors of your case.

Fighting for You and Your Child

Parks and playgrounds should be safe spaces for children to explore and play. When the integrity of that safety is compromised,  the park owner has failed in their duty to provide a safe place for children. The law firm of D’Agostino & Associates dedicates its entire legal team to each case. Hiring our firm to represent you and your child means that you will have our full staff behind you.

You and your family deserve compensation for your child’s injuries. Contact us, or call us 24/7 at 1-888-245-2924 to schedule your free consultation at your convenience.

Playground Safety Tips for Parents

Keeping your child safe is one of the most important duties of a parent. Following these safety tips can help reduce the risk of injury to your child when you take them to the playground. Firstly, look for any safety signs or rules for the playground. Ensure that your child is following these safety procedures. Check to ensure that the playground is age-appropriate for your child. Some playgrounds have additional safety measures for younger children. Additionally, be sure to actively watch your children. Keeping an eye on your kid can help reduce safety risks, and allow you to respond quicker in the event that they sustain an injury.

If any playground equipment looks damaged or broken, instruct your child to avoid it. Then, report it to the school or local parks department, depending on who is in charge of the park. Click here to file a park maintenance complaint in NYC.

Injuries That Occur In School

In addition to providing education, schools are supposed to be a safe place for our children. However, negligence can occur, leading to the injury of your child. If your child sustains an injury while at school, D’Agostino & Associates are here to help. With over 3 decades of experience working with families of injury victims, we can fight for your child’s rights. It is the school’s responsibility to ensure your child’s safety and provide adequate supervision throughout the whole school day. Failure to do so can result in injuries or abuse. Common injuries that a school may be responsible for include

  • Recess/playground injuries
  • Sports-related injuries
  • School bus injuries
  • Field trip injuries
  • Assault injuries from other students (bullying)
  • Physical abuse from teachers or faculty
  • Sexual abuse from teachers or faculty
  • Slip-and-fall injuries

Bullying and Physical Abuse in Schools

A school has the responsibility to prevent bullying and stop physical abuse between students. All teachers and faculty must look for signs of bullying and abuse, and to protect children from such violence. If your child is injured as a result of bullying, you may have a case against the abuser as well as the school. This is especially important if teachers and faculty were made aware of the abuse before altercations become more physical. Schools have a poor habit of only intervening when bullying turns to physical violence. Some schools may not want to intervene if the bullying or abuse is occurring outside of school grounds, such as on a nearby bus stop or playground. If your child is being bullied, inform their teachers or school faculty. D’Agostino & Associates can help you and your child get the justice they deserve.

Contact an Experienced Attorney For Park, Playground, or School Injuries

If your child is injured as a result of playground equipment neglect, unsafe park conditions, or while at school, you may have a case. The law firm of D’Agostino & Associates is ready to fight for you and your child. Our team of experienced legal experts is ready to stand with you every step of the way.