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School Injury Cases

What happens when your child is injured at school? Can you recover damages for the injury? The answer is “maybe”. 

School districts, like the federal government and all branches and agencies at the state, county, and municipal level of government, are entities known as “political subdivisions.”


Under a rule known as “sovereign immunity,” you can only sue public school districts and their employees in limited circumstances. Read this article from the Houston Press on some of the realities of filing lawsuits against a school district.

School injury cases are much more complicated than a basic personal injury case, and there are obstacles to filing and maintaining these cases. An education attorney well-versed in the necessary procedures regarding litigation of these types of cases can help you determine if you “have a case” and help you navigate the obstacles.

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