What Do I Do If I Am Injured on School Grounds?

School is a wonderful place of learning, socializing and growing. Whether on a college campus, or in public and private schools, students should feel safe in their learning environments. Unfortunately, campus accidents occur often. If you or a loved one has become injured in a Santa Clara County school campus accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Read on to find out more about your legal options and how the Law Offices of Brian O’Grady can help you.

Types of Campus Accidents

Unfortunately, there are a lot of ways for one to become injured on school grounds. Some of these injuries include:

  • Slip & fall accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Bus accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Car accidents
  • Inadequate security
  • Gym accidents
  • Apartment/dorm accidents

Recovering Compensation/ Burden of Proof

If you are injured on a school campus, you may be entitled to compensation. Injuries can result in medical expenses, lost wages or earning potential, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of independence, among other burdens. If you or a loved one is the victim of an accident, it may be important to reach out to a skilled attorney to help you recover the compensation you deserve. In order to best help yourself and your attorney, it can be helpful to provide proof of your accident. This may include taking photos at the scene of the accident, obtaining the information of anyone who witnessed the accident, and providing medical documentation

Statute of Limitations

We understand how difficult it can be to take legal action while recovering from an injury. It can also be daunting to take legal action against a large, reputable institution. Generally, in the state of California, all personal injury claims must be filed within two years of the date of the accident. You may need to file a notice of claim, informing the school that you intend to take legal action. This claim may fall under a shorter deadline, so it is important to contact a knowledgeable attorney to guide you through the process.

Contact the Law Offices of Brian J. O’Grady

At the Law Offices of Brian J. O’Grady, we understand the toll an injury can take on your physical, mental, and emotional health. We are here to help you get the compensation you deserve. If you have been injured in an on-campus accident in California, do not hesitate to reach out to the Law Offices of Brian J. O’Grady to discuss your case.

Have you or your child been injured on a school campus? If so, the Law Offices of Brian J. O’Grady understands how devastating this can be and is here to help. Our firm can help recover the compensation necessary so you can focus on recovering from your injuries. For quality legal representation when it matters most, contact the Law Offices of Brian J. O’Grady today to discuss your case.