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My child fell at the store and suffered a concussion. Now she can’t go to school. What should I do?

There are some things that you should do regardless of how or where your child fell. If your child has suffered a concussion and can’t go to school, then it will be important...

  • To talk to your child’s doctors. Your child may need rest to recover, and the doctor can tell you just what that means for your child.
  • To talk to your child’s teacher or guidance counselor. Your child may be unable to attend school at all, may need a modified schedule, or may be unable to participate in certain activities such as physical education. It is important to keep the school informed of our child’s needs and to develop a plan to keep your child from missing too much school work.

Once you have arranged for your child’s medical and educational needs to be met, you should think about the rest of your child’s recovery.

Additional Steps to Take If Your Child Fell on Someone Else’s Property

Sometimes children fall because of their own actions; however, that is not always the case. Sometimes children fall because a store owner or manage is negligent. If there was a dangerous condition in the store that the property owner knew about—or should have known about—and the property owner failed to warn you about the condition or fix it, then your child may be able to recover for the injuries that he suffered because of that condition. Your child’s recovery could include compensation for past, current and future medical expenses, out-of-pocket costs, pain, suffering, lost income and other damages. To learn more about your child’s rights and about how to protect them, please start a live chat with us today.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham