My 10 year old son was hurt in a school sponsored outing with his class. He fell from a pole in a park and has suffered compression fractures of his 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 8th vertebra. Do I have a lawsuit? If so, who would I sue?
You have a case. You would sue the school for negligent supervision. If they take the kids out to a park, they have a duty to supervise them properly. You may also be able to sue the municipality that maintained the park if your son's fall was due to some defective condition of the pole. The pole could be contrary to accepted playground standards. The only way you would know that would be to hire a playground expert. That's why you should get a lawyer.
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A suit is possible so check with a local lawyer in KY. That attorney will describe what potential immunities from liability the school may attempt to assert.
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No one can know what the record is in the case because online we cannot see your documents. You need a lawyer. Check with a lawyer in your locale to discuss more of the details.
Good luck to you.
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As I am licensed in Florida and Vermont, I cannot comment specifically on Kentucky law. However , generally, the situation you describe warrants immediate contact with a well qualified personal injury attorney in your area. There is a potential claim for negligent supervision of your son against the school and there may also be a claim against the entity which maintains the park, if there was something defective or improper about the equipment your son was on. The injuries you describe are severe and may be long lasting and you should consult an attorney as soon as possible.
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