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Failure to Supervise

Michael Agruss

Written and Reviewed by Michael Agruss

  • Managing Partner and Personal Injury Lawyer at Mike Agruss Law.
  • Over 20 years of experience in Personal Injury.
  • Over 8000+ consumer rights cases settled.
  • Graduated from the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law: Juris Doctor, 2004.



There is nothing harder on a parent than watching their child suffer with a serious injury, especially when that pain was caused by the negligent actions of another person. If you entrusted the care of your child to a trusted adult and that person caused your child harm, you may be able to hold that person accountable for their actions or inactions.

If your child has been injured in an accident, contact Mike Agruss Law for a free consultation. We are a Chicago-based injury law firm representing individuals (and their families) who have suffered an injury in an accident. We will handle your case quickly and advise you every step of the way, and we will not hesitate to go to trial for you. Lastly, Mike Agruss Law is not paid attorneys’ fees unless we win your case. Our no-fee promise is that simple. You have nothing to risk when you hire us – only the opportunity to seek justice.

What Determines Failure to Supervise?

Failure to supervise occurs when an adult fails to exercise their duty of care when monitoring children, and may include school employees, family, community leaders, friends, and stepparents. When an adult you trusted to care for your child fails in their duty, the injuries can be serious, and sometimes fatal.

If an adult or entity, such as a school or daycare, takes responsibility for the care of your child, you may be able to hold the responsible party liable for the damages and injuries they caused. Some of the most common examples of failure to supervise include:

  • Improper supervision at school, daycare, church, or community events;
  • Overlooking harassment, bullying, or sexual harassment;
  • Overlooking physical and sexual abuse;
  • Improperly supervised school events, parties, field trips, or gatherings. 

Proving Failure to Supervise

Failure to supervise cases are similar to other negligence claims. To prove failure to supervise, a plaintiff must prove four elements:

  • The existence of a legal duty to the plaintiff;
  • The breach of this legal duty by the defendant;
  • The plaintiff suffered compensable injuries;
  • The injuries suffered by the plaintiff were caused by the breach of duty by the defendant. 

An adult that entrusted with supervising children owes them a duty to provide the proper amount of supervision dependent on their age and needs. The courts will examine if the responsible adult acted in a reasonable manner for the situation and circumstances to determine if they were actually negligent in their duties, and if their behavior caused actual injuries, either physically or mentally.

If your child suffered an injury due to a failure to supervise, they may be eligible for compensation for their damages. Contact the experienced personal injury lawyers at Mike Agruss Law for a free consultation to discuss your case and determine what your child may be entitled to.

We at Mike Agruss Law are proud to serve our fellow citizens in personal injury cases, especially when you or a loved one has been injured, and we are fully committed to protecting your rights and ensuring that the other party is held legally accountable when negligence occurs. We will fight until the very end to ensure that you are fully compensated for all injuries and losses resulting from the accident, including medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering, and you won’t owe us a dime for our services. 

We see you as a person, not just a client – and that makes us better at work we do. We listen. We learn your story. And, as we help you get the money you deserve, we go above and beyond in a way most law firms never could and never would. Because we’re not just lawyers. And you’re not just a client. We’re friends, neighbors, family. We’re all people and here at Mike Agruss Law, we put People, First

Helping our clients is about counseling, advocating, and ultimately solving problems. With years of experience successfully representing the people, not the powerful, we will take care of the insurance adjusters, your medical bills, your property damage, your lost wages, and monitor your treatment so you can focus on healing and getting your life back to normal. Our unique formula has earned us over 900 outstanding client reviews on our website, an A+ BBB rating, and over 120 five-star reviews on Google.  Call 888-572-0176, e-mail us at [email protected], or schedule meeting with us here. We’re here 24/7. 


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