My son was hurt in school while playing dodgeball with his friends during recess. It was a cold day and the grounds were covered in ice, but they still let the kids play outside. Is the school liable for negligence?


Generally, public schools may be held liable for any injury to a student caused by negligent act or omission by its employees (Gov. C. § 815.2). The same may apply to private schools. There is a special relationship between a school district (or its employees) and students, so as to impose an affirmative duty on the school/employees to take reasonable steps to protect students from reasonably foreseeable risks of harm when the student is “under the immediate and direct supervision of an employee” (Ed. C. § 44808).

The school has a duty to ensure the safety of students within the school property and during school-sponsored and supervised activities [C.A. v. William S. Hart Union High School Dist. (2012)].

To know more about the possible claims that an injured student could have from a school, a lawyer who is an expert in personal injury could provide professional guidance that’s why it is important to work with one as soon as possible.

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