DAYCARE INJURY ATTORNEY
The unthinkable occurs, you get a call from your child’s daycare center: “There’s been an accident. Your child has been injured.” It’s your worst nightmare come true. Sadly, no many accidents at daycare could be prevented if the daycare followed proper procedures. When a daycare fails to use the appropriate protocols to care for your child, they can be liable for damages due to their negligence. When this happens, your child is entitled to compensation. That’s when you need to call a Daycare Injury Attorney.
DAYCARES HAVE A DUTY TO PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN
Every daycare injury attorney knows that even small mistakes can have serious consequences. There was a tragedy in San Diego when a pre-school child was able to obtain a pushpin and swallowed it. An ambulance was called, but it was too late to save him. When you bring an action against a daycare for negligence, you are not only obtaining compensation for your child, you are also helping other families by encouraging daycares to have higher standards. Obviously, a pushpin has no place at a daycare. Staplers and other office supplies that can be dangerous for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers must be stored in a such a way that children do not have access.
DAYCARES MUST BE FULLY STAFFED
We all know that the most expensive part of running any business is paying salaries. Some daycares cut corners by having a caregiver responsible for too many children. This can be disastrous as babies and toddlers often require a high level of attention that can only be spread so far. Lack of proper supervision is the most of common cause of daycare accidents. With proper supervision, even if a pushpin is lying around, the caregivers would notice the child picking it up before any harm can come.
DAYCARES ARE HIGHLY REGULATED
Daycare Injury Attorneys are well versed in the many rules and regulations that daycares must abide by. We share these with you because we’d rather that you don’t need to call us because your child is injured. Here’s what you should look out for to determine whether your child’s daycare is removing all known dangerous objects, providing proper supervision and has appropriate caregiving and first aid items available.
WHAT PARENTS SHOULD LOOK FOR
- The proper ratio of caregivers to children;
- Proper safety standards and procedures;
- Visible first aid kit;
- Healthy food in proper portions;
- Access to water;
- Proper security to prevent “wandering;”
- Policy prohibiting all forms of physical, mental, emotional and/or sexual abuse
- Proper screening procedures for all employees (including janitorial and clerical workers.)
SUING DAYCARE FOR NEGLIGENCE
To make a strong case against a daycare for negligence you need a Daycare Injury Attorney with experience handling cases for children. At Wittenstein & Wittenstein we are dedicated Daycare Injury Attorneys that know how to handle cases for children. We will maximize the amount of compensation while minimizing the trauma of the lawsuit for your child. We offer a free consultation, and you don’t have to pay us until we collect money for you. We are here to answer all your questions and address all your concerns.