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Someone Hurt You? What Your Parents Can Do

Woodruff the law dog is helping you understand laws because not knowing the law can bite you in the butt.

Hi there, kids! I’m Woodruff the law dog! Today I am going to help you understand what to do if you are hurt in an accident. There are laws about what you can do when you’ve been hurt by someone else because that person was not being careful. They are called personal injury laws.

For example, if you get hurt at the playground at school, sometimes that accident is someone else’s fault. Let’s say that the swing set you love to swing on was broken, and you fell off the swing because of that. 

What should you do when you’ve been hurt? First, you should tell a teacher or adult right away! That person should take you to the hospital or call your parents. You’ll want to see a doctor so they can fix you or let you know that you’re okay. If you have been hurt, the person who caused you to be hurt might have to pay for what they’ve done.

When You’ve Been Hurt, Your Parents Can Help You Get Justice

Woodruff the law dog knows a San Antonio personal injury attorney, who is a lawyer that helps people who’ve been hurt in an accident. The attorney says that children could be injured anywhere, including at school, during sporting events, or even on field trips. 

Whatever situation caused you to be harmed, your parents could help you to punish the person who caused your injury. 

For example, if you are injured on a swing set at school, the school might be punished for not making sure that the swing set was safe for you to use. When people do something wrong, they should be punished for what they’d done, especially when they hurt other people.

If you hurt someone at school, you would get punished, right? You might get detention or even get suspended from school. Adults can also get into trouble when they are careless and cause people to be harmed.

Why it’s Important to Tell Your Parents About Your Injury Right Away

If you’ve been hurt in an accident, the most important thing to do is to tell your parents right away. 

  • First, so they can get you medical help. 
  • Second, because they need to look into your accident to see if someone was to blame for it. Your parents can work to make sure that the person will be punished. Your parents can also work to make sure other people don’t get hurt like you did. 

It’s also important to know that you should not try to punish that person yourself; that won’t fix anything and will likely only get you into trouble, too. 

Woodruff the Law Dog Is Here to Help

If you want to learn more about different types of laws in America, Woodruff can help. I will teach you about important laws in your state and throughout the United States, because not knowing the law can bite you in the butt.