Injuries On School Grounds

Schools have a duty to ensure the safety of students while they are on school property. There are many factors that can put your child at risk. Although some accidents happen without anyone being at fault, there are various circumstances where accidents occur due to negligence or harmful intent toward a student.

School Injury Case Summary

The following case summary is an illustration of a case we have personally handled and litigated representing school-related injuries. It is provided for illustrative and informational purposes only, and is not meant to offer legal advice or to take the place of consultation with a qualified attorney with the requisite expertise and experience in these matters. These cases are only a sampling of the actual cases we have handled. While some cases may be similar, each case involves unique parties and specific facts, and the application of those facts to the controlling law may differ significantly depending upon the circumstances. No results or outcomes can be guaranteed in any case.

Corey G.

Corey G., a 14-year-old student at Graves County High School, in Graves County, Kentucky, was injured during school hours while under the exclusive supervision of school employees. Due to the negligence of the school and its employees, Corey suffered a terrible injury to his left leg and knee when another student tackled and fell on Corey during an unofficial football game initiated during school hours as a "privilege" for the students who had completed all school work. No safety equipment was provided for the game. Corey suffered a fracture and was given a knee immobilizer and crutches. Further diagnostic testing revealed a medial collateral ligament tear, and Corey's doctor opined that repair surgery was necessary. Corey underwent orthopedic surgery to repair his left leg and knee, specifically open reduction internal fixation of the left distal femur with three screws. Due to ongoing pain after surgery and physical therapy, Corey underwent a second surgery to remove the hardware. I was hired by Corey and his family for his premises liability action against Graves County High School and its insurance carrier, Ohio Casualty insurance company. The case was mediated and reached a confidential settlement.

Secure Legal Help For A School Injury

If your child was hurt on school property, you deserve to understand what happened and to seek compensation for the costs of recovery. To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys at Ewing & Willis, call 502-694-7420 or send us a message online.