As we go out into the world every day, there are dangers lurking around every corner. Modern society has done much to mitigate these dangers, but it has also created a host of potential problems. For instance, we go into stores almost every day and trust that the store’s owner is taking care of hazardous conditions by cleaning up spills, providing proper lighting, hiring security guards if necessary, and posting signs that warn potential victims of any dangers that might be present.
When they fail to do so, people can get injured and may find themselves in an instance of premises liability. So, in the same way, we trust store owners and city administrators to keep us safe, we send our children off to school every day trusting that the administrators and keepers of the facilities are creating a safe environment for our loved ones.
The family of a girl who suffered a brain injury at school has filed a lawsuit. She was participating in a sumo wrestling event as a part of her school’s spirit day. During the event, the girl’s head was hit and she asked the event workers to let her stop because of the negative side effects she was experiencing, but they refused. She now suffers from communication issues and her mother says she now behaves like she’s 7 years old and seems like a completely different person.
Tragic accidents like these underline the inherent issues involved with insufficient or negligent supervision. If you feel you’ve been victimized by this in Massachusetts, you may want to sit down with an attorney, who might be able to help you get compensation.
Source: CBS Miami, “Family Of Teen Injured At School Event Announces Lawsuit,” Carey Codd, July 22, 2014