Troy, MI asked in Education Law and Personal Injury for Michigan

Q: Complaint and Claim Based on Injuries Caused by Negligence at a private Islamic religious school.

On January 22nd, 2019, Sara, my daughter, was pushed by another student and fell on her head on a concrete floor covered in carpet.

The coordinator of the Tawheed center, Wahajuddin, refused to call the police to report the incident, instead, he called me and asked me to pick up my daughter to take her to the ER. Since then, our life has turned around.

ONLY due to this accident, Sara today is suffering from:

-Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), with a Cyst on the brain.

- post-concussion syndromes

- Visual Convergence insufficiency, Visual & auditory processing issues

- balancing issues

- Depression, anxiety, and stress.

The main reason for my complaint is:

The neglect that my daughter received from the school. I understand that a school is not an insurer of a student’s safety, but a school does have a duty to exercise reasonable supervisory care for the safety of students and is liable for injuries resulting from the failure to supervise.

1 Lawyer Answer

A: You raise a number of good issues; however, I believe it is less complicated. The school must have premises liability to cover any injuries to persons on the premises that are there legally. The facts that you allege regarding negligence help your argument and serve to defeat a defense that your daughter contributed to her own injury.

It does not sound like you have contacted an attorney. I suggest you contact a personal injury attorney as a starting point.

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