Daycare Negligence in Orange County, CA
Daycare Misconduct Should Not Be Overlooked
When you trust an individual or daycare facility to watch your children,
you expect that they will do so with the greatest level of care. Sadly,
this is not always the case. While accidents are bound to happen, particularly
when young children are involved, it is important to realize that many
of them can be prevented.
If daycare negligence has contributed to the accident in which your
child was injured, or even killed, you would have the right to seek damages. Discuss your
options today with an Orange County injury lawyer at Cohn & Swartzon,
initial consultation is free.
Examining the Cause of Your Child's Accident
Lack of supervision seems to be one of the leading examples of daycare
negligence. A person who is supposed to be supervising a small group of
children leaves them unattended and they get hurt by falling off of furniture
and knocking over heavy items. In addition to lack of supervision, many
daycares are understaffed, meaning that there aren't enough adults
to watch the children. Failure to follow the Department of Human Services'
mandated ratios is negligence on the part of the daycare. If your child
is injured during a time when the site is understaffed, you may be entitled
Common examples of daycare negligence could also include:
- Failing to have enough caregivers on staff
- Failing to provide easy access to first aid kits
- Failing to follow standard safety procedures
- Failing to provide access to food & water
- Failing to maintain the safety of the premises
- Failing to supervise children at all times
- Purposefully inflicting physical or emotional harm
- Failing to provide necessary medical treatment
How to Prove that the Daycare was Negligent
If your child was injured while under the care of a daycare facility, it
is important to examine a few different factors. First, you will need
to determine how your child was injured. If you can link the cause of
the accident to an employee's negligent actions, or inaction, you
may have the right to file a
personal injury claim. Second, you will need to determine whether or not the accident was foreseeable.
If your child was hurt after falling from playground equipment, for example,
you could establish negligence by showing that the daycare had failed
to provide adequate supervision.
Each case is different, and they are rarely black and white, so it is highly
recommended that you bring your case to an experienced personal injury
attorney at our firm. We can take steps to preserve evidence, speak to
witnesses and examine your child's medical records in order to build
an effective case on your behalf. Even if the daycare facility has denied
any wrongdoing, we will work diligently to ensure that you and your child
are fairly compensated. You won't be expected to pay us any fess unless
we win your case, so you should not hesitate to
contact our firm today!
Get in Touch with Our Firm for a Free Consultation
Our firm has represented numerous
premises liability cases. We will not settle for anything less than the most amount of compensation
available. We will hold the daycare liable and work with their insurance
to find the appropriate settlement. While not all accidents at daycare
are caused by owner negligence or misconduct, many are and can cause serious
injury. We have already recovered more than
$50 million in damages on behalf of past clients, so you can rest easier knowing that Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. is on your
case. Put 30 years of combined legal experience to work for you today!
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