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Lack of Supervision at School

Our San Francisco child injury lawyers obtained a combination cash and annuity settlement on behalf of a Central Valley 13-year-old who suffered permanent paralysis as a result of unsupervised horseplay before practice for his sophomore football team. In the course of roughhousing, one team member jumped on our injured client, severing his spine. The school district claimed that fault for the incident rested with the child and his schoolmates. The settlement included a cash payment of $2.75 million, with the balance directed to multiple annuities providing for increased levels of support and assistance throughout the child’s life as his needs increase. Our attorneys demonstrated that the conduct of school officials in failing to properly supervise the children during a school-sponsored activity violated the California Education Code.