Suing a School When a Teacher Abuses Your Child

  • Every day parents trust schools with the education, safety, and care of their children. In most cases, schools do a very good job of taking this responsibility seriously, but what do you do if a teacher abuses or harasses your child?

    One of a parent’s worst nightmares is for someone to physically or emotionally abuse their child. Can you fight back on behalf of your child when they’ve been hurt at school?

    Suing for Teacher Abuse

    Teachers, coaches, counselors, and other staff at schools are entrusted each day with a child’s physical and emotional well-being. Some people will abuse the power entrusted to them and hurt a child. They could be physically, sexually, or emotionally abusive to your child. They could tease, torment, or assault your child.

    You want that person to be held accountable, but going after the teacher alone won’t likely get you very far, as teachers and coaches don’t make very much money and the root of the problem won’t be addressed. You might consider going after the school that allowed abuse or misconduct to go unpunished.

    Suing the School

    Suing the school sends a broader message: Abuse in schools will not be tolerated. You must hold the school accountable when they allow teachers to mistreat children. This can prevent this type of abuse from happening again, and it will give you and your child the true justice and compensation you deserve.

    Get in Contact with a School Abuse Attorney

    Abuse of children should never go unpunished, but if you don’t protect your child and stand up for them when they’ve been hurt, who will?

    You don’t have to sue a school and teacher alone. Help is available at David Christensen Law. Call a Michigan abuse attorney and get your questions answered during a free case assessment at 248-213-4900. You can also visit our website to learn more about our firm and the injury claim process.