Manchester Regional Academy in Connecticut, and the city, are being sued by a former student for an injury she sustained at the school in 2013. The suit claims that in March 2013 the student was in the gymnasium when a volleyball struck an overhead film projector, causing it to fall from the ceiling and hit her on the head. The 17-year-old student was transported to the hospital for head and neck pain. The lawsuit, which was filed Thursday, claims the student suffers from severe pain and mental anguish due to the negligence of school officials. The plaintiff is seeking an unspecified amount of money.
Students spend approximately 7 hours a day at school, and possibly more if they are involved in extra curricular activities. During that time, parents want to feel confident that their children are being protected and out of harms way. When the building and grounds of a school are not properly maintained, a student could become seriously injured or killed. School districts have the responsibility to keep children's safety the top priority and if their safety is jeopardized, parents have the right to contact an attorney to hold the school responsible for their negligence. An experienced personal injury attorney can help recover compensation for medical expenses, and pain and suffering. More importantly, contacting an attorney may help prevent another child from being injured.
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