Richmond, VA asked in Personal Injury for Virginia

Q: Can I sue the school if my child was injured in the hallway?

My child was hit in the face and received a broken and fractured tooth and a concussion. The school had no hall monitors. The so called nurse didn't evaluate her for concussion symptoms on the spot or the next few days. Here in Virginia there is a concussion law or guidelines the schools are supposed to follow and none of them were followed.

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Virginia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. I'm sorry your child was injured. I hope she is okay. It's possible you could sue, but a law firm would want to investigate further in terms of supervision, safety and security protocols, and other elements. The best way to answer your question is to reach out to Virginia attorneys to discuss. Law firms that handle such cases typically offer free initial consults and work on a contingency basis. If you're interested in learning about your daughter's rights here, move without delay. It's possible you could be looking at short deadlines in terms of notice of claim requirements that sometimes arise in such cases. Local attorneys could advise if those are applicable here. Good luck

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