Daycare and Child Care Injury Lawyers
Many parents all across Virginia trust daycares and other child care service providers to keep their children safe and healthy while they venture out to earn a living. These parents expect that the employees of child care centers will protect their children and treat them as their own. Unfortunately that isn't always the case. Sometimes parents arrive to pick up their child only to find that he or she has suffered some sort of injury or even abuse. Now, not only is your child in pain, but you also have to figure out how you are going to pay for medical bills. You may even have to take time off work to care for your child. Child care abuse and injuries can be extremely stressful for both parent and child, but the experienced attorneys at Allen and Allen can help. We can provide answers to your questions and offer advice regarding your legal rights and remedies when your child has been the victim of a daycare or child care center injury.
The people who care for your children have a responsibility to keep them safe and healthy. Regulations in Virginia impose a legal obligation on child care center operators to hire a sufficient number of trained and competent staff, as well as to screen potential employees for past instances of child abuse or criminal activity. State regulations also require child care centers to operate in a safe and secure manner – this includes maintaining proper equipment, making sure children are adequately supervised, and following proper security measures. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, daycare and other child care center operators and their employees have a responsibility to ensure that your children are protected and kept safe from preventable injuries.
Sometimes a child suffers an accident not because of any overt action by the child care provider but because the daycare premises were inherently unsafe. Here are some potential daycare accident hazards:
- Poor facility maintenance
- Obstacles in hallways and on stairs
- Unsafe playground surfacing
- Unsafe playground equipment
- Inadequate playground maintenance
- Improper and/or unsafe furniture in classrooms
- Exposing children with food allergies to life-threatening foods like peanuts, tree nuts, milk and eggs
Depending on the facts of the case and how your child was injured, you may have a premises liability claim against the daycare owner or an action for personal injury. Allen & Allen's experienced attorneys will guide you through the process.
If your child was the victim of a daycare injury or suffered sexual abuse by a child care provider, call the law firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen. Our experienced personal injury lawyers and staff will work hard to represent you. For a free consultation and to talk about your case, call us at 866-388-1307.
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