Injured Children: Are Schools Liable for Injuries Occurring on School Grounds?

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If a child is injured while at school, who bears responsibility for the injuries? Do children assume the risk of horseplay while at school? As reported at Coverage Counsel, the New York Court of Appeals issued a decision in early April on this issue. In Trupia v. Lake George Cent. School Dist., the infant plaintiff was injured after sliding down a banister located on school grounds. The Court held that school children do not assume the risks of injuries arising from horseplay that occur on school premises.

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