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When your children participate in athletic activities at school, there is an assumption that those activities involve some risk of injury. Nonetheless, school officials have certain responsibilities to act in ways that minimize your child’s risk of injury.
As a general rule, schools and school officials must act in a reasonable manner when organizing and administering sports or athletic activities. Practices must be conducted in such a way as to reasonably minimize risk of injury. A wide range of factors can play into what is reasonable regarding practice, including:
In most instances involving injuries sustained in school sports, the assumption of risk defense effectively defeats the injury claim. However, where it can be shown that the school, or coaches or other school officials were negligent, you may be able to recover for injuries sustained.
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