When your child faces an unforeseen injury, it can be a parent’s worst nightmare. Recently, a child suffered an injury while in gym class in a PA school. According to reports, the 9-year-old student was running in gym class, could not stop, tripped, and fell into an unpadded concrete wall. He hit the wall so hard that he lost consciousness. He missed a great deal of school and began to develop memory problems and chronic headaches, even several years after the accident occurred. The student’s family sued the school for negligence by failure to properly pad the walls in the gym. The PA Supreme Court reviewed the case recently and found that a school can be held liable for the injuries that the child sustained.
Some may consider this accident a less common type of personal injury claim. However, personal injury can happen anywhere, and is not always the result situations like a car accident or a slip and fall on a sidewalk, steps, or curb. Additionally, personal injuries can be more stressful and challenging to families when their children are the ones who have been injured. In these cases, it’s important to find a lawyer who understands your claim and will work hard for your rights. If you’re interested in learning more or have questions about your potential claim, please call Altoona, PA area lawyer Doug Stoehr at his law firm, 814-946-4100.
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