When a parent sends their child to school, they are entrusting their child’s safety to them. Schools are supposed to have a secure environment that exposes their students to growth and positive development. “In loco parentis” is a legal term that places the school’s responsibility in taking care of the student in their premises. They are responsible for taking care of the children and the teenagers that are attending their school.
The Orlando wrongful death lawyers know that schools must be supervising their students at all times while maintaining a secure environment. No parent expects their child to get injured in school, after all, almost every child goes to school, right? Now, would the thought of losing a child in school ever come across a parent’s mind? If it did, they would not be sending their children to school.
In recent years, there have been many deaths occurring in schools. Other students come on the premises and just start shooting or bullies can beat a child to death. These fatal accidents have in both public and private schools of all ages. Along with hateful acts, a child might choke on a food or a toy that a teacher does not put away, or students in a bus might get in an accident. Many things could go wrong in school, but the question is, where is the security?
Causes for Injuries at School
These are some causes for injuries and deaths that can occur in school:
- Unsafe conditions are created by the school staff
- Failing to notice a serious medical problem in a student
- Not providing adequate security/supervision
What Can a Parent Do If Their Child Was Killed in School?
Dealing with the loss of a child is excruciating. No parent should ever have to bury their child. That is just not the natural way of life. A parent should live the remainder of their lives watching their children grow. Unfortunately, accidents happen, but an accident in school could be confusing to a parent. They must be thinking ‘how could that happen’?
The parent was not there to see what happen and their child is no longer alive to say what occurred. Schools might try to take the blame away from themselves by saying they could not have prevented the accident, but clearly is the accident occurred by any of the following causes mentioned above, then it could have been prevented.
A parent who has lost a child while in the hands of a school could hold the school and even the school district liable for their child’s death. Schools have a legal duty to ensure the safety of their students. When they fail to provide adequate supervision, do not monitor a student’s medical condition, or create unsafe conditions, they can be the ones who will be to blame if a child dies in school.
Our Miami personal injury attorneys places the schools and school districts responsible when they fail to do the above. Every parent should feel safe and have a clear mind when sending their children to school. The firm that is located in Orlando never ceases until justice has been served.