• a slip and fall
    • Linda Joy
      I think the part where it says Can you guess one or all 4 of the conditions? is covered up. But no, that's not one of them. Would you like to guess again?
    • bostjan64
    • bostjan64
      Not sure if that was the case I heard about recently or if it was another case, but that was all I could find. The anecdote I heard was a little different. A student spilled water on the gym floor and the gym teacher knew about it, but didn't clean it up for whatever reason. Then, during a ball game (I heard dodgeball, but it might have been something else), a student slipped on the water and injured his back, requiring surgery. The parents sued for lost wages from having to take off from work, medical expenses, and the child's pain and suffering, and won. It might have been a total reinterpretation of the story in the link I posted (the telephone game can be very strong with this sort of thing), but certainly, where I live, all of the details of the story are very feasible within my understanding of the law. If a teacher knows about a dangerous situation and takes no action to warn students or mitigate the danger in some other way, it's legally considered negligence.
    • bostjan64
      It reminds me of a situation I encountered in high school, where a teacher lost some of the student's exams. One of the students was the daughter of an attorney, and the school had to terminate the teacher, even after she found the exams and recalculated the grades. The reasoning was that she had admitted to her teacher's assistant that she knew that she lost the exams, but was too busy to look for them. The attorney viewed that as willful negligence that affected his daughter's future earning potential after graduating with a lower GPA, so he threatened to sue the school. At the time, I was very young, so I just kind of laughed about the entire situation, but looking back - wow, that woman's career was totally destroyed over a stupid mistake!
    • bostjan64
      But regarding guessing 4 things, I suppose any form of negligence by the school staff would lead to a potential lawsuit. If the students were provided faulty equipment, if there was lack of active supervision, or if a student was injured in a similar situation and the school staff did not change their behaviour, any injuries might lead to a lawsuit. For example, if the gym teacher supplied bowling balls instead of soft rubber balls, obviously, there would be a lawsuit. If the gym teacher supplied soft rubber balls, but left the gym and went to his or her office to make a half-hour phone call, and one or more students were injured, that'd potentially be a lawsuit. If the teacher supplied soft rubber balls and remained in the gym during the game, but had also provided the same equipment and supervision before and a student had been injured, and, upon repeating the scenario, another student was injured, there would potentially be a lawsuit on the grounds that the gym teacher and/or school staff were aware of the potential for injury based on prior experience. In any case, the plaintiff would need to prove some sort of moetary damaged, such as medical or dental bills, time away from work due to child care, and/or psychological damage to the child due to traumatic experience.
  • not sure
  • I'll answer with the sound of Booger with his finger in his nose "I dunno" 😇
  • You usually only have 2 years to file a civil suit.

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