The accident happened during recess, there was a loose chain on a bench swing and it caught his coat. He got thrown to the ground and hit is face and pushed teeth up in to his gums. He also received a broken nose that the doctors said they wont fix tell he is fully grown(age 16-18).
I agree you should contact an attorney immediately considering the circumstances. Evidence of the condition of the chain will be very important it seems - try to get pictures of it before it is fixed?
As already mentioned, whether it is a public or private school will make the case very different - suing the city gets a little more complicated.
You should immediately contact a local SD personal injury attorney. You didn't mention if it was a public or private school - it might make a very important difference because most states have a very short statute of limitations for filing against school districts - if the statute passes no claim can later be made. The attorney will have to investigate this claim to determine if there was adequate supervision of the playground; adequate inspection of the swing itself or a regular basis; what caused the chain to break; how long it had been in that condition etc etc. I have handled school yard cases & they are often difficult. I am a California attorney, not licensed in SD & not familiar with their laws & statutes of limitations. Call an attorney ASAP!!!
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