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While the Boston area has some of the nation’s best schools, that doesn’t mean the city’s education system is perfect. Negligence on the part of teachers and other staff does occur, with people rarely confronting it. Failure to hold neglectful parties accountable for their behavior leaves students vulnerable. Many times, legal action is the best option for delivering important changes and obtaining justice.
Education Law: Accountability in Boston's Schools
Education law is a unique niche that encompasses legal issues that academic institutions face regularly. Although associated primarily with local K-12 schools and school districts, education cases also apply to private schools, preschools, and colleges. Attorneys in this field advocate for the fair treatment of both students and parents.
Types of Education Cases
Education cases can take many forms in civil court. Parents often file suits on behalf of their children who face negligence in school. Unfortunately, many such situations involve emotional and physical trauma. You can file cases against individual employees like teachers and playground attendants, as well as administrators. Examples of education cases include:
- Sports injuries resulting from negligent coaches
- Injuries relating to unsafe playground equipment or lack of proper supervision
- Slip-and-falls in school bathrooms, hallways, or other locations
- Exposure to mold or other toxins at school
- Failure to properly address bullying, leading to physical and mental harm or even suicide attempts
While these situations are common, these cases can be difficult to litigate. To succeed, victims must prove that the defendant committed negligence and held sufficient authority over the environment. Thus, it takes a skillful attorney with years of experience to handle these cases.
Contact Morgan & Morgan
Choosing the right law firm can make all the difference in education cases, as schools often have formidable legal representation. All law firms are not the same. Morgan & Morgan has been fighting for the rights of victims for more than 30 years, recovering billions of dollars on behalf of our clients. With more than 700 attorneys across 16 states, we have the resources and reach necessary to give you the best service possible. If we move forward with your case, you’ll get a full team of lawyers and legal staff to fight by your side during these trying times. More than 100,000 clients trust Morgan & Morgan and are clients for life. Discover what we can do for you today by filling out this free case evaluation.