When a parent drops their child off at a day care center, they want to be able to trust that their child will be safe. Day care centers require licenses ensuring that the owners and workers are qualified to take care of children in a safe manner. However, not all day care employees use the utmost care at all times when caring for kids. Like any other job, caring for small children every day can become tedious and employees can lose focus and make mistakes. Furthermore, even in the safest environment, children will find ways to get themselves into trouble and cause accidents. The truth is, accidents happen, but when the accident is the fault of a day care center employee, that day care should be held liable for your child’s injuries. It is important to contact an experienced Fayette County personal injury attorney as soon as possible if your child has been injured at day care.
Many different events can cause accidents at day care facilities, however the most common is lack of adequate supervision. If an employee takes his or her eye off the children for even one moment, it may be enough time for an accident to happen. Common accidents that happen due to lack of supervision may include:
- Wandering off premises and into traffic
- Violent physical contact with other children
- Ingesting poisonous substances or chemicals
- Falling from heights
- Slipping and falling on unnoticed spills or other dangerous conditions
- Contact with strangers including abductions
Though accidents may happen at any time, the chances for the above types of accidents greatly increases with inadequate supervision. Moreover, these accidents can cause serious, even fatal, injuries such as spinal or traumatic brain injuries.
You likely pay a significant amount of money to place your child in day care. However, keeping your child safe is priceless and day cares should have safety as their top priority at all times. If your child has been injured due to a negligent day care center, call the Law Offices of Shane Smith at 770-487-8999. We have dedicated accident lawyers ready to help you.