A Law Firm Fighting For Injured And Abused Children
If a child is accidentally injured because of negligent supervision by people entrusted with their care, he or she may be entitled to compensation and a parent or guardian may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses.
Schools, camps and other places children attend must supervise and protect the safety of those entrusted to their care. These trusted institutions are supposed to anticipate dangers and take reasonable precautions to protect against them. When standards are not met because of the negligence of the adults in charge, it can cause physical injury or lifelong emotional trauma.
And sadly, it’s not always an accident. Until recently, the law did not adequately address inappropriate sexual behavior and molestation of children by perpetrators associated with trusted institutions. But new laws allow victims of childhood sexual abuse to sue until age 55 (and at any age until August of 2020).
Whether it is an accident or a personal violation, the trusted facility is legally responsible when there is proof of negligence. With accidental injury, that means proof that someone failed to take reasonable safety measures. With abusive conduct, it means proof that someone knew or should have known the perpetrator should not be trusted, but no action was taken before it was too late.
This is a simplified description of a complicated area of law. If you believe your child was injured due to the negligence of someone responsible for his or her care, or if you were the victim of sexual misconduct while attending a trusted institution, you need an experienced lawyer to evaluate the case, obtain the proof and do what must be done to win. Our firm is fully prepared to do whatever is legally necessary to protect you and your family.
At Rutberg Breslow Personal Injury Law, we work hard on the behalf of those injured due to the negligence and wrongful acts of others. We handle cases all over the state of New York. Contact us for a free consultation.