Six Year Old Child accidentally injured another child at school

United States
September 20, 2006 11:28am CST
My friends daughter was playing in a supervised gym activity at school and accidentally pushed another child into the gym wall where he broke his tooth. The school called her and assured her that it was an accident however the parents of the injured child called her demanding $1200 for a broken tooth and repair... She apologized profusely but that wasn't good enough and they said they would sue her and take her to court! Can you believe the sue happy people in this world today??!! Other than moral liability is she obligated to pay for the tooth. Does the school have any liability in this. My friend is a beautiful woman and would offer to help pay but she is a single mom of three girls and struggles to make it as it is...Wow people are truly amazing.
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3 responses
@sweetcakes (3505)
• United States
21 Sep 06
i feel sorry for her, accidennt do happen for instance my son just got his new pair of eye glasses,he took them of for gym , and someone took them and broke them to pieces, well the school called and said that no one spoke up and and there is nothing they can do aboutit, well to be truthful i was upset, but i didnt go to the extreme of trying to sue anyone.
• United States
19 Mar 07
Technically your friend can retailiate back to the school for giving out her phone number. it is illegal to do that with out permission. I'd let her know to at least get some free advice from a laywer or go to and ask your question there and mention the school giving her phone number out.
@Sweety76 (1596)
• India
3 Oct 06
I always feel sorry to hear about any accident incident but we do not have control over these and ts part of life
21 Sep 06
I think the school/placement is liable, after all they have insurance for these kind of things. In all honesty, let them take her to court, surely any common sense would side with your friend, and demand court costs for her to be repaid. Although sadly it is alot of hassle and unneeded stress for your friend.