A high school accident in Anaheim has resulted in injuries to 25 students. The students were injured at Servite High School, during a performance. According to the Los Angeles Times, the injuries occurred when part of the stage the students were performing on gave way and collapsed.
It appears that the students who were injured were students of Rosary High School, a Catholic school in Fullerton, California. They were doing a performance at Servite High School, in Anaheim, California, when they were injured.
Fortunately, none of the injuries are life threatening, but some of the students did suffer serious injuries, including broken bones and other fall injuries. These injuries are often very painful and often require surgery and may require many months or years of physical therapy, chiropractic or other forms of medical treatment.
There are many different legal issues involved with accidents in a school. First, it must be determined if there is any government entity involved. If so, a government claim is required, which involves different time limits from a normal California personal injury case. Second, there are different rules for cases involving minors. Some of these students may have been under 18 and others could already be 18. Next, liability, meaning fault for the accident, must be established.
Regarding personal injury liability, in this case, the school should have insurance coverage for the injuries to the students. There may be additional liability against whoever built the stage, if it can be shown that the stage was not built properly. All of these issues will have to be investigated by the California personal injury lawyer who represents any of the school accident injury victims.
Our Calabasas personal injury lawyers handle all types of accident and injury cases all over Southern California, including Los Angeles and Anaheim. We offer a free consultation to any injury victim or their friends and family members.