Mother of girl with rope burn to neck sues school

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Written by: Benton Accident & Injury Lawyers Last Updated : May 1, 2024

Waco, Texas resident Sandy Rougely filed a personal injury claim against Live Oak Classical School, where her 12-year-old daughter is enrolled, after the girl returned from a school-sponsored camp out with an injury to the front half of her neck.

School trustee Jeremy Counseller said in a statement that the student injured her neck accidentally after an accident with a rope swing. He added that Rougely’s attorney was taking advantage of the incident for financial gain. Counseller also argued that the girl immediately received first aid from a parent chaperon who is also a physician, and that “she was able to enjoy the remainder of the field trip, which lasted through the next day.”

The girl recalled a different set of events. She said she was watching other classmates pull a rope to move the swing when she felt a rope wrapping around her neck from behind and being pulled against her neck. She said none of her classmates helped her, and when she removed the rope from her neck, she saw three boys who were known to be bullies standing behind her.

The personal injury team at Benton Accident & Injury Lawyers does everything possible to hold those who commit wrongdoings against others accountable for their negligent and irresponsible actions. Seek our legal advice and representation by calling our office at (214) 777-7777.

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