Fort Lauderdale Daycare Injury Lawyer
When you drop your child off at a Fort Lauderdale daycare facility, you expect the staff to treat your child like their own. You expect certain standards in terms of safety, sanitation, and supervision. You have a right to expect these things from a daycare – it has a legal obligation to reasonably prevent harm to children. Sadly, not every facility is worthy of parents’ trust. At the Law Offices of Chalik & Chalik, we want to help parents fight against negligent daycare centers and staff members. Come to us after your child suffers an injury at a local facility.
Daycare Injuries that Point to Negligence
Not every daycare injury is cause for a lawsuit. Sometimes children sustain injuries under the supervision of others despite top-quality care, ample protection, and safe premises. In the same vein, not every injury is accidental. Some come from acts of negligence, recklessness, or even intent to harm. In these cases, parents may be able to hold the at-fault party responsible for a child’s injuries. Always be on the lookout for signs of negligence or abuse when your child comes home from daycare with an injury, especially if he/she has:
- Unexplained injuries
- Bottle warming burns
- Cuts, scrapes, and bruises
- Abuse injuries, such as dislocations
- Head injuries from falling objects
- Crush injuries from furniture
- Playground injuries
These are common injuries involving someone else’s negligence or unlawful act against your child. While daycare abuse cases are rare, child injuries while at daycare are not. Injuries due to defective playground equipment, unsafe premises, and lack of supervision happen every year. You may think you lost your right to sue for these hazards when you signed the daycare center’s liability waiver. This is not the case. If the daycare center or an employee’s negligence caused your child’s injuries, the waiver does not protect them from liability. Speak to an attorney for more information about waivers and your child’s injury.
Why Talk to a Lawyer?
Daycare accidents can result in serious and even life-threatening injuries. Children may have to go to the hospital, undergo numerous treatments, and miss out on favorite activities during recovery. Some children may suffer permanent harms such as brain or spinal cord injuries, scarring, or disfigurement because of daycare incidents. Don’t let the party responsible for your child’s injuries go without consequences. Pursue compensation through the Fort Lauderdale justice system.
Serious daycare injuries deserve attention from litigators. Speaking to a lawyer can significantly brighten your child’s future. You may be eligible to receive compensation on behalf of your child, for injury-related medical costs, pain and suffering, and other damages. A lawsuit can’t undo the harm that happened to your child, but it can prevent injuries to other children in the future. Holding the daycare center accountable for its actions can make a real change in the establishment for the better. You could make a difference in the Fort Lauderdale daycare system. It all starts with a phone call to the Law Offices of Chalik & Chalik regarding your child’s recent injuries or wrongful death.