Can you sue a school for a child’s injury, even if you signed a liability waiver?

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When your child is in school, you are trusting teachers, school staff and administrators to ensure that your child is safe. Often, schools require parents to sign liability waivers absolving them of any liability should your child be injured while on a field trip or perhaps while playing school sports. However, such a waiver doesn’t always release them of liability, especially in cases of negligence.

Certain circumstances surrounding the injury of a child in the care of school administrators or while on school property can be the result of negligent actions, and as such, the school can be held liable, even if you signed a waiver.

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If your child was injured, don’t be bullied by school officials or legal counsel who says you can’t do anything because you signed a liability waiver. They are most likely counting on you simply not realizing that you do have legal recourse. Your first step would be to speak with a NYC school liability lawyer, who can hear the details of the incident and tell you if the school can be held liable or not. If necessary, the experienced attorney can launch an investigation and gather more evidence regarding the incident, helping you to better prove and win your case.

However, you may have a tougher fight if the school can prove that your child was acting recklessly, or that he or she was under appropriate supervision but an accident occurred anyway. In either case, a NYC premises accidents lawyer can help you move forward and better explain your rights and what you may be entitled to.

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