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What can i do ? I need help.

My child 12 year old was cut by a 10 yr
old on the school bus I was not
notified but the other kids parents
were. I made a police report but this
kid is still on the school bus at
school. I had to take my kid to the
doctor. I talked with the principal
but it seems the school knows this kid
family. I need help

Asked on February 21, 2018 under Personal Injury, Arkansas

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

You could sue the other child's family for any medical costs you incurred and, if your child suffered some permanent significant scaring or impairment, some amount for pain and suffering. But that's all you can do now. If there is another incident later, after the school had warning that a situation exists between the children, you may be able to sue the school then, for not--in the face of knowledge of a threat--taking action to protect your child; unfortunately, they are not liable the first time this happens, since they had no reason to take special precautions.


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