Minnesota School Abuse Lawyer
There are few things as shocking and inexcusable as a teacher or school administrator abuse or injury a child. In these unfortunate circumstances, you need a lawyer that is experienced in this unique area of law.Many of our clients believe that the only remedy for their child’s injury or abuse is a personal injury lawsuit. This is a common misconception.
Many times these cases involve a variety of legal issues. For instance, Minnesota affords students the basic right to education. Meaning that there may be Constitutional and Civil Rights claims that you may also bring against the school district. On top of these, your child may be entitled to enforce their right under the Minnesota Data Practices Act, bring claims for Minnesota Human Rights Violations, and also pursue their Personal Injury claims in the same lawsuit.
School districts have a wealth of resources and often try to intimidate families from pursuing cases against them. Also, there are different lengths for statutes of limitations when you are suing a government entity. It is important to act fast and hire an experienced school abuse attorney. Contact Sand Law, LLC today to schedule a free consultation.
Common Severe Injuries Caused by Minnesota School Abuse
Traumatic Brain Injuries
One of the worst kinds of injuries for a child to suffer as a result of abuse suffered in the setting of school is a traumatic brain injury. These kinds of injuries are characterized by damage to the brain inflicted by powerful forces that act upon the head. This damage to the brain is unsurprisingly serious and can result in a number of debilitating symptoms. What is worse is that damage inflicted on the brain through traumatic brain injuries is often permanent. Some of the more common traumatic brain injuries that students may experience at school include concussions, brain contusions, coup-contrecoup injuries, skull fractures, and penetrating brain injuries to name a few.
Spinal Cord Injuries
There are some instances where a student may suffer significant trauma to their back. As a result of this, they may suffer damage to their spinal cord which can have grave consequences. The spinal cord is a bundle of spongey nerves encased in the vertebrae that make up the spine. It is responsible for sending signals to and from the brain that control organs, coordinate limbs, and relay sensory information. The spinal cord can suffer damage due to the vertebrae being fractured, knocked out of place, or through direct trauma as well. Damage to the spinal cord can result in a potentially permanent injury that causes symptoms such as paralysis, incontinence, or loss of sensation.
Some of the lesser-known injuries to be suffered by many students as a result of abuse at school are not physical but mental in nature. Just because someone suffers severe psychological trauma does not make it any less important that physical damage to their body. Students can develop mental issues like depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and even PTSD as a result of the trauma caused by school abuse. These injuries can sometimes even lead to impacts in a student’s physical health as well and are known to affect relationships, school success, and general quality of life.
School Abuse Claim FAQs
What Type Of Compensation Can I Recover For My Minnesota School Abuse Claim?
Your child may be able to recover damages relating to:
Disabilities Created as a Result of an Injury
Embarrassment and Humiliation
Emotional Distress and Mental Anguish
What Types Of Cases Does The Minnesota School Abuse Lawyer Handle?
Our office handles cases involving:
Contaminated Food Injuries
School Bus Injuries
Where Does The Minnesota School Abuse Lawyer Practice?
About the Author of this Page: The above information was written or reviewed by one of the attorneys at Sand Law LLC who have extensive experience practicing and writing about the law in Minnesota. The information in this article comes from this hands-on experience along with extensive research. For information about the author of this page, view our attorneys’ bios.
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