Over the past 10 years, with the growing nature of our latchkey society, it should come as no surprise that The Keenan Law Firm has seen an explosion of day care center and playground injuries and deaths. These injuries are often caused by poorly trained personnel, lack of attention to the safety needs of the children, and in several cases, criminal acts by employees or neighbors, including sexual molestation and kidnapping.
Mr. Keenan was recently asked to provide expert information for an article in the national publication “Smart Money” on the trend in playground injuries and day care litigation. Click here to view the article.
A lot of people go through this, unfortunately. Many daycares don’t take the precautions that they should to protect your children, and they deserve to face the repercussions for this. Where there is negligence involved in a daycare injury, there will be a lawsuit brought against them. Our lawyers will fight for your justice in the civil court system.
Serious Consequences of Seemingly Small Errors
Children are unpredictable and they like to get into things because it’s they explore the boundaries of the world that they are living in. It is the job of a daycare facility to protect them from danger. Of course, you’re not going to stop a child from tripping and falling and getting a scrape on their knees. It is the job of every daycare facility, however, to keep them from getting seriously hurt.
It is an unfortunate truth that even a small mistake could lead to something that is potentially a fatal incident. An example would be a three-year-old passing away due to ingesting a pushpin while they were at a preschool facility. This happened back in October 2011 in San Diego. The child went to the bathroom without someone supervising them. They got access to a pushpin while being unsupervised with it, ingested it and that led to the child’s death after choking on it. The paramedics could not save him.
This particular facility was cited for not properly monitoring the child which caused the child to be in an environment that was hazardous.
How Our Daycare Negligence Lawyers Fight for You
Our daycare negligence lawyers understand that there is no population more vulnerable than children. We want to be a voice for the voiceless. We will stand for your family to protect your rights to justice. There is no excuse for the negligence of a daycare facility that put your child in harm’s way. They deserve to be held accountable for what they did to your child. Reach out to us as soon as you possibly can to set up a free consultation so we can go over the details of your case and advise you on the next steps to take.
Signs of Daycare Negligence to Be on the Lookout For
In a lot of families, cases of daycare negligence can go unnoticed for so long that it becomes too late for legal action. There are state and federal laws that every daycare has to follow. They have to meet the standards expected for their institutions. If they do not do things such as getting rid of hazards on the property, properly maintaining the facility, and having the correct quality of employment, they will be negligent and liable for any harm that is done to visitors to their facility.
Unfortunately, when daycare doesn’t meet certain guidelines people can get hurt seriously. In a perfect world, we would go back in time to make a better choice to pick a better day care who followed the guidelines correctly. Here are some of the reasons why daycares can be considered negligent:
- They do not have enough daycare caregivers to care for the children;
- There is no access to first aid tools;
- They lack sufficient safety standards;
- They do not feed the children enough or within a reasonable schedule;
- There is not access to clean water;
- The bathroom facilities are insufficient;
- There are no safety measures that protect the children from wandering away from the daycare center;
- They lack a policy that forbids and/or disciplines abuse of any kind.
Call Our Daycare Negligence Lawyers Today
If your child was harmed at a daycare facility, it is extremely important that you get in contact with our daycare negligent lawyers as soon as you possibly can. We will show you what legal action you should be taking and guide you through the entire process so that you and your family can ensure you get the justice that you deserve. Don’t hesitate to get in contact with us right away. The sooner you do, the better. We work on a contingency fee basis which means you do not owe us a penny unless or until we win your case.