Summer is quickly coming to an end, and the children will soon be on their way back to school. Registration periods are upon us, as are school shopping lists and teacher introductions. Although the summer has been full of vacations for many, the relief of going back into the usual school-year routine washes over parents across the United States. Certainly, toward the back of the minds of these families is the potential for school zone accidents.
For the purposes of this discussion, the definition of a school zone is not strictly limited to the drivable area surrounding a school, but anywhere that a family entrusts the life of their child to school personnel. School zones additionally include the school bus, the route to school, anywhere on campus, and anywhere that is considered to be the property of the school. The top three hazards across the country that result in injuries and even death to our nation’s schoolchildren are:
Most of these injuries are preventable by implementing standards for your children to obey and ensuring that they understand the severity of the risks. Some reasonable precautions may include:
Getting Help When You Need It
It is overwhelming and emotional when the children we raise become hurt or ill, and we are powerless to prevent it. There are only so many measures we can take to help our children, and when those we trust them with while in school fail to do their part, there are many viable actions that can be taken to obtain the compensation needed to start the healing process. If you are interested in explaining your case to a San Jose, CA personal injury attorney and discussing potential options for a resolution, contact John J. Garvey, III today for your free initial consultation at 408-293-7777.
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