Alexandria, VA asked in Personal Injury for Virginia

Q: My kid and another collided while playing kick ball during their public school's PE class. The other kid's mom wants to

sue for medical bills. Can they do that if it was an innocent accident?

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Jay Braddock Jackson
Jay Braddock Jackson
  • Fredericksburg, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: Unfortunately people will sue for just about anything. If the collision was an accident and simply two kids playing in a school-sponsored or in-school activity, it's not likely there will be any cause of action against your child. Depending upon the facts of the event and collision, there is a remote possibility that the school and/or teacher may have some liability for negligent supervision. I would recommend that you discuss with your Homeowners/umbrella insurance company, both to report the event in case you require coverage and to gain some insight into how they might defend.

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