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Boy Injured by Band Saw at School, Lawsuit Commences

Boy Injured by Band Saw at School, Lawsuit Commences

Boy Injured by Band Saw at School, Lawsuit Commences

http://www.nj.com/gloucester-county/index.ssf/2013/11/students_band_saw_injury_prompts_lawsuit_against_gateway_regional_high_school.html

A former high school student has filed suit against his former high school for injuries he suffered in 2008. The student was injured when he walked into his high school shop class and was pulled into a band saw. This band saw did not possess a guard according to the student, and the student was dragged into the saw before escaping. The student suffered injuries as a result of the accident. He has limited mobility with his arm and nerve damage. The former student claims the band saw did not have a guard or a marked stay clear zone at the time of the injury which proximately caused his injuries. The former student has named the school district, various members of the school, the band saw manufacturer, and his former shop teacher. The former student is seeking an undisclosed amount.

Claims against school districts can be very difficult because most schools possess immunity. This immunity varies from jurisdiction, but in many jurisdictions, the plaintiff has to show willful or wanton negligence. This is a higher form of negligence than a standard negligence claim. In other words, the plaintiff in this case will likely have a more difficult claim than if he were suing a private business. However, this burden in not insurmountable. In fact, there have been many successful suits launched against school districts. It takes a skilled attorney to be able to successfully attack a school district's immunity.

The law firm of Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC is one such firm that has expertise in personal injury matters. Our firm has decades of experience, and can assist you with your personal injury claim. If you or a loved one has been injured, please contact our office to schedule a no obligation consultation regarding your personal injury claim.

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