School Held Responsible For Child’s Personal Injury On School Grounds.

December 19, 2013

Buffalo property owners are required to make sure that their property is safe for others to use.  If a property owner was aware that there was a hazardous condition on the property and failed to warn others or make proper repairs, the property owner may be held liable when a personal injury results.  If you are injured while on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation from the property owner.  This was demonstrated in a recent case where a child slipped and fell at his school cafeteria.

A 5th grader was injured when he slipped on a wet surface in the cafeteria room.  A protruding pipe cut him in his shin, leaving a laceration that required a trip to the emergency room and 26 stitches.  The injury was severe enough that he missed a week of school.  The child and his family pursued damages and reached a settlement with the New York Department of Education for $25,000 based on negligent maintenance of the property.

Many incidents just like this 5th grader’s happen on a daily basis.  If you live in the Western New York area and have been injured on someone else’s property due to their negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.  We can help you with your personal injury claim.  Please feel free to call us at 716-400-0000.