SCHOOL INJURY ATTORNEY ATLANTA
Playground Accidents, Crosswalk, Sports, Gangs,
Fighting, Guns, Violence, Mass Shooting or Stabbing
School Injury Attorney, Nick Schnyder of Atlanta, represents children, students or teachers who have been personally injured at school due to negligence or the willful action of staff, peers or gangs. You place your kids in the hands of those you trust when you send them off for the day at a county district or private grade, middle, high school or college. You expect them to be kept safe from accident harm on playgrounds, at crosswalks, safe from fighting, gangs, stabbing, mass shooting, murder and violence in classrooms and halls. Teachers and staff are to be present to oversee the safety of students during class, playground, physical education, sports time and bathroom breaks. Finding out a child or teenager has been hurt through something that could have been prevented is upsetting and troubling for children and their parents. Those who wrongly cause injury, harm or death to another under Georgia law can be required to compensate the victim for their damages and loss.
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School Injury in Atlanta
School injuries and accidents in Atlanta or surrounding suburbs in north Georgia can be troubling and may require legal assistance from an attorney. Bodily harm inflicted on children or teenage students from careless upkeep of a grade school, high school or college can be dangerous subjecting others to harm and injury. Students also need to be kept safe from teacher and peer abuse. Playground equipment that isn’t kept in repair can severely harm a child who trusts the time spent outside will be fun and carefree. Children playground injuries from falls or being struck are common from the lack of adult supervision. Physical education, gymnasium, and sporting events such as football, gymnastics, wrestling and other sports can harm students severely and, for some, may result in death. Floors, classrooms, gym area, cafeteria and bathroom facilities are meant to serve a useful purpose for students to use free from the threat of harm. Violence, fights, harassment, abuse, mass gun shootings, murder or bullying can cause great alarm for everyone who hears of a child being hurt at the hands of a fellow student, gang members or even a teacher or principal who may push, shove, strike or attack. Bus driver, crosswalk injuries and death can be prevented by taking measures to keep everyone safe, providing sufficient supervision of children.
NICK SCHNYDER, Atlanta School Attorney
Nick Schnyder is a School Injury Attorney of Atlanta providing families with legal representation for accidental or willful harm to children, teenagers or college students. Damages, losses and expenses inflicted from bodily trauma to students can severely affect a family’s financial stability, especially for something critical or that results in death. Medical treatment may require a number of physician and hospital visits, surgeries or long-term care if severe enough. It may prevent victims from being able to work or parents from returning to work. The short and long term implications from personal injuries can be extensive to a family, and may affect the child's future resulting in permanent disability. Legal intervention is important in seeking claim compensation for damages and losses inflicted. Monetary recovery, within the guidelines of Georgia law, helps the victim and family collect for restitution of financial compensation. Personal injury attorney Schnyder is a dedicated legal advocate who upholds and fights for the rights of the injured and their families.
School Injury & Accidents
Children or teenagers afflicted by a school injury or accident in Atlanta can be caused by a variety of factors. Attorneys handle cases due to slip and fall incidents in hallways, student bus accidents, cafeteria or classrooms, desk or gym equipment or playground injuries. Sports activities such as football, basketball, soccer, or baseball or swimming can result in personal injuries or death. Bullying, gang violence, stabbings and harassment from fellow students fighting or teacher abuse has been a rising problem in the school system. Mass shootings from guns and mass murders committed in schools are also on the rise. Failure to maintain the parking lot and grounds can be a reason for student accidents. Being outdoors and around school property, especially among traffic and crosswalks where parents pick up their kids are all places for an unexpected accident to occur. Children can be severely hurt in bus accidents and being hit by moving motor vehicles. In all of these incidents, any serious injury due to negligent or intentional harm may require School Injury Attorney representation. Here are some of the many ways in which children and teenagers can be hurt or suffer death while attending private or county school districts:
School bus crash, riding to school or back home, at a crosswalk, or during heavy Atlanta traffic flow from drivers dropping off and picking up students causing harm or death
Playground time during recess when kids play and are running, pushing, shoving, jumping
Falls due to wet slippery floor in halls, classrooms, cafeteria, restrooms, along with tripping and slipping
Holes in parking lot asphalt, on sidewalks or in the ground, including uneven sidewalks
Doors, lockers or bathroom facilities that have not been repaired
Gymnasium area or on the grounds where physical activity takes place for boys and girls such as physical education, gymnastics, acrobatic, tumbling, exercise
Sports activities such as football, soccer, baseball, basketball, track, volleyball or wrestling
Desk, seating, faulty tables, chairs, benches, or locker issues
Bullying, gang fighting, pushing, shoving, hitting, guns, weapons, violence, harassment, mass shooting, mass murder, stabbing
Death from an injury or accident, with a wrongful death attorney pursuing justice for survivors
Teacher or principal abuse, harassment, bullying, discrimination, violence or abusive discipline
Harmed from an Atlanta School Accident or Injury?
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School Injury Attorney Intervention
School Injury Attorney, Nick Schnyder, provides legal intervention for children and their families from an accident caused by negligence or willful reckless behavior. Injuries can take place on playgrounds, from Atlanta school bus drivers, during gymnasium and sports activities including football, wrestling or basketball. Fighting, violence, abuse and bullying is on the rise among children and students which can cause severe trauma. Attorney assistance is important for any injury that may affect a child’s welfare or future. Falls from wet floors, uneven walkways or holes can result in broken bones, sprains or something more severe if a student's head struck something during the fall. Gymnasium, playground and sports related injuries can result in trauma to just about any part of the body, including facial and head wounds. Head, neck and back harm can turn critical and may result in death if any part of the brain or spinal cord is damaged, calling for crucial attorney intervention. Violence from bullying, gang abuse and harassment has become a real concern from students bringing deadly weapons to school such as guns for murder, mass shootings or stabbing in attempt to kill kids and teachers alike. Student, staff, teacher or principal may bully through violent acts of aggression or trauma from physical fighting. Here are some of the many types of personal injury that can take place on school grounds:
Strains, sprains, fractures, broken bones - Harm to the tissues, muscles and bones that can result in restricted movement and pain.
Cuts, scrapes, scratches, puncture wounds - Superficial, deep cuts or wounds that require medical treatment to close up the skin.
Back injury trauma - Strain or severe back injuries and pain, which can lead to spinal cord trauma and permanent disability.
Internal bleeding, organ damage - Any type of blow or compression to the body can cause internal bleeding or organ damage.
Head or brain trauma - Impact to the head area causing pain, concussion or serious injury to the brain which can be devastating.
Facial wounds - Superficial or major trauma to the facial region can cause scarring or life changing issues from wounds.
Eye trauma, ear, nose and mouth wounds - All vital areas of concern which can have long-lasting consequences.
Death - Any accident trauma that ends in fatality, with legalities handled by a wrongful death injury attorney.
School Injuries from Sports & Gym
The various types of injury from sporting, physical education, and gymnasium events can all cause mild or serious harm. Atlanta schools have some type of requirement for physical education or gym class, along with sports activities offered such as football, baseball, basketball, track, soccer, wrestling or swimming. In any of these, negligent behavior can cause serious consequences to a student hurt from such sporting events. School Injury Attorneys have witnessed young students physically afflicted from sporting events, physical education classes and gymnastic exercises. Some of the many soft and hard tissue injuries from sports and gym events may include:
Soft Tissue Injury
Anything that affects your soft tissue such as your skin, bruising, scratches, scrapes, muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, a sprain or strain which does not affect your hard tissue such as bone and is typically not permanent. All of the tissue that surrounds your organs.
Hard Tissue Injury
More serious harm to hard tissue such as broken bones or head injury, fractures, dislocations or tears which are deeper and take longer to heal which may cause medical issues in the future. With bones, you may hear or feel the bone crack or break, or see it visibly sticking out with pain and swelling which requires immediate medical attention.
School Injury Attorney Investigation
School Injury Attorney of Atlanta, Nick Schnyder, believes in investigating liability for the cause of an accident. The school may have failed to provide staff or teachers to supervise children who could be hurt outside at traffic and bus crosswalks, on playground equipment or unsupervised activities in the gymnasium failing to keep kids safe. P. E. or physical education classes requiring student physical activity could cause injuries to children or teenagers of all ages. If the playground equipment was defective and caused an accident, responsibility could stem from the manufacturer. If a child was hurt by a bus as a pedestrian, the bus driver may be liable. If the accident was due to brake failure, the repair shop or manufacturer of the brakes could assume liability. If was an underage student, parents could become responsible. It is important to note that any serious bodily injury may have one or more parties responsible for harm or death to a victim, depending on the circumstance and who or what was involved.
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School Injuries at Atlanta Playgrounds
Children let out to the playground at recess can be prone to school injury without proper supervision throughout the Atlanta school district system. It is here that youngsters and students can become physical and run, jump and climb onto outdoor equipment set up so the children have a time of fun. Depending on the age and type of equipment used, a child can be easily hurt by the excitement and availability of a fun and adventurous time of play provided for them by the school. School Injury Attorney, Nick Schnyder warns that equipment such as swing sets, climbing apparatus, merry go rounds, crawl or motion equipment, slides, playhouses and sandboxes can become dangerous and be a risk for bodily injury or death, especially due to defective parts. Other children or peers also running and jumping may get overly excited and tend to push, shove, pull, grab, chase, strike or bullying others which can certainly cause injury. Proper teacher or staff supervision is vital to these youngsters having a safe recess time out on the playground. Without close supervision, there can be serious falls, tripping, broken bones, sprains, head trauma, concussions, and facial injuries including those to the eyes, nose, mouth and ears. Child injuries from school playgrounds are common in Atlanta during recess or any other time from various types of equipment such as:
Swing sets and swing products – Chains or ropes may give way or the swing set may collapse throwing children or causing falls.
Merry go rounds – Turns while children sit or stand on it. Can fall off, get caught or hit when it rotates with children on it.
Climbing apparatus & ladders – Risk for falling from height causing injury to any part of the body. May get caught on it during a fall.
Bounce arounds – Moves up and down while bouncing, risk for being thrown or falling off. Blow or impact from bouncing off.
Jungle gym – Climbing equipment can be a risk for falling or being caught on equipment. Multiple kids can increase danger.
Teeter totters – Moves up and down with possible injuries from falling or sliding off. Hands or feet can be compressed under the seat.
Balance beams – Injury potential from falling or sprain from landing awkwardly. Youngsters may push or shove others causing harm.
Mazes – Children running into each other or knocking others down coming around corners, trying to make their way through or out.
Crawl tubes or crawling equipment – Risk for harm from multiple children forcing their way through tubes trapping others.
Wall climbers – Potential for harmful and dangerous fall or hands or feet being hurt by another climber stepping on them.
Slides or water related sliding – Crashing into other kids sliding down or falling; various types of water injuries including drowning.
Playhouses and forts – Climbing, squeezing, reaching, jumping, crawling with other kids. Possible injury from collapse, cuts, abrasions.
Sandboxes – Eye trauma from sand. Others all trying to fit into the same small area; tripping, falls, bugs bites, cuts, scrapes.
School Injury from Physical Education
Children and teenagers are likely to suffer a school injury when participating in physical education and sports activities in the gym or outside where sporting events take place at Atlanta schools. Even in a swimming pool, if there isn't proper supervision to oversee kids, tragic accidents can occur, including death. Some of the equipment used in sporting and gym activities, such as athletic equipment, can be defective and cause serious falls or malfunction causing injuries to kids and adults alike. A trampoline that is defective could cause a spinal cord or traumatic brain injury affecting a child for this rest of his or her life. It could result in disability, paralysis or possibly death. Gymnastics requires a student’s display of strength, balance, endurance and agility. The more physical the activity, such as practiced in physical education, the more common it can be for kids to get hurt, whether from swimming, football, gymnastics, basketball or track. Injuries can occur from physical education requirements such as:
Running and jumping, track and field
Gymnastics, stunts, tumbling, balance beam
Dance, acrobatic, aerobics, yoga
Uneven bars, pommel horse, still rings, parallel bars
Trampoline jumping and stunts
Catching and throwing, flying disc
Football, soccer, softball, basketball, volleyball, tennis, and baseball practice
Swimming, diving and water exercises or aerobics
School Personal Injury Claims
A School Injury Attorney calculates damages and losses after bodily trauma has taken place. Damages to be sought for personal injuries from a liable party may include medical expenses, wages lost from the inability to work (if applicable), and pain and suffering, depending on the age and severity of bodily harm. Seeking monetary recovery for damages and expenses from injuries is advisable to relieve the victim and their family. In the case of a fatality, a wrongful death claim or lawsuit would be pursued for a tragic accident or intentional murder of a student. State law protects those who have been harmed or suffered death due to the negligence of another. There are time limits that apply for filing a school liability claim in the state of Georgia.
Contact NICK SCHNYDER, Atlanta Injury Attorney
If your child was harmed from an Atlanta grade, middle, high school injury, or a college, contact Attorney Nick Schnyder today. Protecting the rights of kids who attend public county and private facilities is important. Bodily injury can affect their life and their future, so keeping them in good health is crucial to their future well-being. Georgia has laws set in place to protect those harmed by the negligent or reckless and willful actions of others including other kids, peers, gang members, teachers or a principal. Contact us today for a free consultation.
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