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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, P.C. – your 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 to damages.

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 fees 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 $75 million in damages on behalf of past clients, so you can rest easier knowing that Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. is on your case. Put 40 years of combined legal experience to work for you today!

Fill out a free case evaluation form or call (888) 480-3883 to speak with an injury attorney in Orange County.

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