Types of Cases

School Injury? We’re On Your Side.

School Injury Claims

Schools should be safe havens for learning and growing. When your child is tragically injured on school property as a result of negligent supervision, it can be confusing to know who to turn to. If you’re looking to mount a case against a school district, our knowledgeable attorneys can help you seek compensation that recognizes you and your child’s physical, mental, and emotional pain.

These are complex claims. Public schools are protected by wide-ranging government immunity laws, which require knowledge and expertise to navigate. Our lawyers have achieved outstanding results on behalf of injured school children, against both public and private schools alike.


Our Approach

At SHK LAW, we do everything we can to hold schools and teachers accountable when a child is injured in their care.

Because the statute of limitations to make a claim in school-related cases is usually just six months, our attorneys act fast. You should never delay contacting an attorney in these situations—the clock is ticking.

Whether your child’s injury occurred on or off the school premises (for example, on a field trip gone wrong), we immediately visit the scene of the accident for a full-scale investigation. We seek to collect visual evidence like hi-res photos and CCTV footage, as well as statements from adults who were present.

By gathering the details for ourselves—rather than waiting for an official report from the administration—we ensure that your side of the story is heard and understood.

Once we have a stable foundation of facts, we set out to prove that the school’s negligence led to your child’s injury. Using our significant store of resources and extensive network of contacts, we put together a case that will stand up against any school safety plan the district brings forward to absolve themselves of responsibility.

Whenever necessary, we’ll turn to school safety expert witnesses and accident reconstruction specialists for a full breakdown of the incident. We always have a fleshed-out theory and strategy in place before we commence any official action against the school district.

Insurance companies know that certain law firms get more and more desperate for settlement, the closer they get to trial. Unprepared to take the case the full distance, these firms lose leverage as trial approaches. As a result, their clients do not get full and fair justice for their injuries.

The opposite is true when SHK is on the case. As a trial firm, we hold all the cards as trial draws near. We have done the work. Our experts are retained and ready to testify. We are trial-ready. There is no need – and no pressure – to accept a lowball offer. This gives us the upper hand and leverage to obtain the maximum value prior to trial. If we do settle before trial, we settle for full and fair justice–not discount justice.

The numbers don’t lie: our outstanding jury verdicts have paved a pathway for excellent settlements. And since we are willing to finance a case all the way through trial, you will not have to accept an unfair payout for your injuries.


We Can Help. But You
Have to Take the First Step.

Lawsuits involving schools can pose unique challenges, but our skilled attorneys have
the knowledge and experience to meet them and win you a meaningful settlement.

We are available 24/7 to evaluate your case at no cost.