School Slip and Falls in Colorado: What Should I Do if My Child is Injured?
As Colorado kids head back to school, parents will have their hands full helping with homework, school supplies, projects, and after-school activities.
Sometimes, parents may also have to deal with school injuries such as those resulting from slip and fall accidents.
While minor accidents on the school grounds are common, with kids simply getting up and carrying on with their day as if nothing happened, some slip and fall accidents might lead to more serious injuries that can be physically and financially damaging to the child and his or her family.
If your child slips and falls at school due to the school’s negligence, you might be able to seek compensation.
Premises Liability in Colorado
It is necessary to prove all three of the following factors in order to hold a property owner liable for slip and fall injuries:
- There was a dangerous condition on the premises.
- The owner knew or should have known about the hazard.
- The owner failed to take reasonable steps to correct or warn others about the condition.
For example, if a school janitorial crew frequently left puddles of water after mopping the floor, and school officials were aware of the situation but did not take action to require “wet floor” signs or barriers, all three elements of negligence would be satisfied and the school could be held liable.
Compensation for Slip and Fall Accidents
When your child is injured by a school’s negligence, you may be able to recover the costs of medical treatment, including ambulances, emergency rooms, and hospitals, as well as diagnostic tests such as MRIs and x-rays.
Your child might have to stay in a rehabilitation facility for several months or a long-term care facility indefinitely after suffering a devastating injury such as a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or spinal cord damage. We can include these damages in your total claim.
Many high school students have part-time jobs. If your child was unable to work during the recovery, that lost income can also be considered.
Getting Legal Help for Your Child’s Slip and Fall at School
Our Colorado slip and fall attorneys can help you fight for justice if your child has been injured at school in a slip and fall accident.
Kanthaka Group takes pride in helping people who have suffered severe injuries get back on their feet. Our experienced personal injury lawyers will get the compensation your family needs to move forward while your child gets well. Give us a call today at (719) 633-2222 for a free consultation.