Several states have cut funding for local public school districts. Less funds, however, does not mean that schools can neglect their confines. Schools are required to provide a safe environment for children and by properly maintaining the school building and playground; they are reducing the possibility for hazards that can cause injuries or death.
A parent in the Chicago school district is suing because she was injured when a desk she was sitting in collapsed. The incident occurred at John F. Kennedy high school during parent-teacher conferences. The lawsuit claims that the mother sustained serious and permanent injuries due to poorly maintained equipment that should have been inspected. She is seeking $50,000 plus legal fees.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC have over 95 years of combined experience. Our attorneys are licensed in Missouri and Illinois and have recovered over $350 million for our clients. Our children deserve to be safe, especially at school. If you or your child was injured on school property, filing a claim will help protect other people by encouraging the school district to repair all hazards and maintain a safe environment. Contact us at (314) 436-9958 or (800) 391-4318 for a free no-obligation consultation.
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