A daycare injury lawsuit may be an option for parents and guardians whose child suffered injury or harm as a result of insufficient care or neglect. Parents and guardians have to place their trust in child care providers and daycare facilities. Unfortunately, sometimes children may be victims of abuse and neglect when a facility fails to provide adequate care. Parents or guardians who believe their child was subject to abuse or neglect may be eligible to seek compensation with the assistance of a personal injury attorney.
For more information, contact Attorney Group. We offer free, confidential, no obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a case we can connect you with an affiliated daycare injury lawsuit attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Daycare Facilities and Negligence
When a parent or guardian leaves a child at day care, the staff and owners of the day care will owe a duty of reasonable care to the child while he or she is in their care. Any violations of this duty that cause injury or harm may be grounds for a negligence lawsuit. These violations may include:
- Failing to supervise children correctly
- Violating a statute, such as by committing a crime
- Maintaining an unsafe facility
If a child’s injuries were the result of intentional conduct, such as an assault or battery, a civil lawsuit may be an option. This is in addition to any potential criminal charges that may be brought.
Even in the absence of physical injuries, emotional distress may be sufficient for a damages award in cases where the defendant’s conduct was extreme and the emotional distress was severe.
Who is Responsible?
Operators of child care, daycare, and nursery schools have also a legal obligation to hire competent employees and to screen employee applicants for criminal backgrounds. Daycare and child care operators are also required to ensure that their facilities are reasonably safe and secure and to ensure children are kept safe from needless injuries and accidents.
Your child has a right to be safe from all forms of mistreatment and to be provided a safe environment at a childcare facility or under the supervision of a daycare provider. A daycare injury lawyer can help parents or guardians whose child suffered abuse or neglect at a daycare facility.
How a Daycare Injury Lawsuit Can Help
Daycare owners and operators have a duty to provide for the care and safety of the children who are under their care. If they allow children to suffer injury or neglect, they could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries or harm that may result.
The families of children injured or harmed as a result of insufficient care or neglect may be eligible to recover money for:
- Medical and therapy expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Scarring or disfigurement caused by an injury or treatment for the injury
The families of those who have died may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
For more information, contact Attorney Group. After you contact us, an attorney will follow up to answer questions that you might have. There is no cost or obligation to speak with us, and any information you provide will be kept confidential.
Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim or file a lawsuit for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.