I got a call from the school to pick up my 5 year old due to bleeding from the nose. I arrived at the school and my boy was a bloody mess. I asked what happend and they said he sliped on the ice that was on the blacktop on the playground. I asked was it salted first they said no that they are taking care of it now. I asked why they waited till someone got hurt to do so and they kept taking me off subject. Well I took him to the hospital and they did xrays on his face. The doctor said his nose was broke in two places. The fallowing day I took him to his doctor and they said he has to see a nose doctor and may need surgery. What should I do?
Employment / Labor Attorney
There are MANY reasons why someone "slips and falls."
Could be school's fault; could be your son's fault; or
it could be a third-party's fault --- a schoolmate pushing
or bumping you son. You need to discuss this with a
local attorney to try to "get the facts." Good luck!
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You may face a difficult problem getting past Michigan's law on governmental immunity. There is a 180 day limit to give notice of any possible lawsuit, so you do need to act fast to find out if you have a valid case. You will probably have to prove that the school's conduct was intentional or was in reckless disregard of the safety of students, which is a difficult hurdle to get around.
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