Daycare Injuries

There is no greater privilege and responsibility than the care of our children.

Unsupervised Child on a swing set

Many Dallas area families rely on Texas licensed daycare facilities for child care during the work day or after school programs. We trust that these facilities are properly staffed and secured to take care of our children and to keep them safe from harm when we are not there. Unfortunately, many daycare facilities fail to live up the standards imposed by law or act negligently when supervising your children. As a result, your child could suffer serious injuries while under their supervision.

Whether due to cost-cutting or lack of attention, many daycare facilities across the state fail you and your child on a regular basis. When a child is injured due to the daycare’s negligence, We are here to protect you and your child’s rights by helping you bring a claim or lawsuit against the daycare.

Most daycares are insured by large insurance groups that will fight and resist any claim that you bring. Unfortunately, many parents may try to go at it alone without legal counsel to fight against the insurance companies that protect even the most negligent of daycare facilities.

Common Causes of Daycare Injuries

Children ages 0 to 5 are more likely to be injured and hospitalized from falling than any other cause of injury. Fall injuries often result from inadequate supervision or faulty playground equipment (deficient guardrails, insufficient ground cover to soften falls or age-inappropriate apparatus for young children).

Injuries also result from children ingesting toxins or known allergens due to poor record keeping, lack of staff training or improper oversight of daycare personnel by facility directors. Unlike most other personal injury cases involving adults, the injured child is usually unable to explain how or why they were hurt.

How The Genthe Law Firm Can Help You

There can be many components to a daycare claim, and a number of things to check. Among them my firm will:

  • Verify the licensing of the daycare and the credentials of the directors/workers;

  • Investigate whether similar complaints have been lodged against the daycare;

  • Verify proper use, maintenance and installation of any toys or playground equipment that caused injury to your child

  • Check compliance with mandated child/staff ratios (they vary depending on the age of the children).

How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer?

The process of taking legal action against a daycare provider can be strenuous and long. Hiring a daycare injury lawyer will likely greatly increase the success of your case.

The daycare provider will make it difficult for you to gather evidence and documents. With daycare laws and regulations differing state-to-state, it is also difficult to fully grasp the factors that play into the incident that occurred. A daycare injury lawyer can use their knowledge of the law to circumnavigate these obstacles and create the strongest case possible against a daycare provider.

Our firm is dedicated to making sure that our clients receive the highest level of compensation for the injuries they or their loved ones have suffered. It is important that you do not feel dissuaded or convinced from taking legal action.

The daycare provider should be held responsible for their negligence. Your actions may be the only thing protecting other children from suffering from the same type of injuries in the future.

My firm is dedicated to helping your child and family recover from injuries that your child suffers due to a daycare’s negligence. We expect our children to be supervised and for facilities, including playground and common areas, to be compliant with relevant Texas codes and regulations. 

If your child is injured while at a daycare or after-school program, contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

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