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When Children Are Injured At School

When you send your child to school, you trust that he or she will get a good education - and, even more importantly, be safe from harm. When teachers, administrators or other adults at school are negligent, children can be put at risk of potentially life-altering injuries.

At Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson, L.L.P., we help parents of children who have suffered all types of injuries, including those on school property.

Can I Sue My Child's School For An Injury?

Whether you can bring a lawsuit against your child's school depends on several factors, including whether the school is public or private and who was directly responsible for the injury. If your child was hurt while attending a New York public school, you will likely have to file a Notice of Claim with a government agency within 90 days of the injury.

This notice alerts the government to the injury and gives the school a chance to respond. If the notice is rejected, you may proceed to file a lawsuit in civil courts.
At Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson, L.L.P., we will draw on our extensive experience to negotiate respectfully, but firmly for a fair settlement offer. If the school refuses to offer what your family is entitled to, we will fight for adequate compensation in court or explore other avenues for recovery.

Parents of private school children may have additional options after an injury. We have successfully recovered compensation for families after injuries at both public and private schools.

Fighting For Kids For More Than 70 Years

At Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson, we are one of only a few New York personal injury firms to dedicate a division to children's injuries. We are committed to helping families meet the unique challenges young injury victims face as they continue to recover and grow.

Nobody knows your child better than you do - and we believe no one can make better decisions about his or her well-being. At Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson, we put you in the driver's seat. We are here to give you the information you need to do what's right for your family.

Let Us Guide You Through Your Options In A Free Consultation

Since the 1930s, we have been helping families navigate the complex process of seeking compensation after serious injuries. Our efforts have yielded millions of dollars in compensation to help our clients make full physical and financial recoveries.

To learn what we can do for you and your injured child, please contact us online or call our Manhattan office at 212-355-8000.