Is a school negligent when a student is injured in the gym?

The student was in the gym while waiting to be picked up after school and there is no supervision.
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Arkady Bukh
New York, New York
Criminal Law
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Yes, there is a possibility of liability considering how the child was injured.  The fact that there was no supervision should be significant in this situation.   

10/27/2012

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Steven Choi
San Francisco, California
Personal Injury
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The Choi Law Firm specializes in personal injury, auto accident and wrongful death claims.

It is possible that the school is negligent.  It depends on the facts and very few facts were provided in the question.  Of course the main issue is how did the injury occur.  The age of the student might also be a factor. 

I've handled quite a few cases involving injuries that occurred at a school and in gyms. My firm recently recovered over $1 million dollars for a student injured in a gym accident. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. 

01/27/2011