If the grounds of a daycare are not maintained at all times, children can become seriously injured. Additionally, if daycare employees do not keep a close eye on the children at all times, life-altering accidents can occur. If your child has been injured as a result of daycare negligence, read on to learn more.
How do Daycare Accidents Occur?
The majority of daycare accidents are caused by:
- Children being injured on rusty or defective playground equipment
- Children being fed stale food or unclean water
- Sharp, hazardous materials within children’s reach
- Ignoring a child’s food allergies
- Failing to watch children at all times
- Failing to screen potential employees who may be unsafe around children
- Any other factor that the court deems in violation of the reasonable expectation and standard of care
In order to prove that the accident was caused by another party’s negligence, be sure to document your child’s injuries. You should do this by taking pictures and videos of the injury. Additionally, you should be sure to seek medical attention right away. This will provide you with important proof of the origin and extent of your child’s injuries.
How Long do I Have to File a Claim?
If you wish to pursue legal action, it is important that you do not wait too long. This is due to a deadline known as the statute of limitations. Once the statute of limitations has passed, you will be barred from taking legal action. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for a personal injury accident is generally two years from the date of the accident. Failing to file within two years will most likely mean losing your opportunity to recover the compensation you deserve. Additionally, many daycares ask parents to sign liability waivers in an attempt to dissuade parents from taking legal action in the event that their child becomes injured. It is important to know that you can still take legal action, even if you signed a liability clause. But, you will need the help of a skilled attorney.
If your child has been injured at daycare, our firm is here to help. Reach out today to speak with an experienced and dedicated personal injury attorney.
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If you or someone you know has sustained an injury, whether on the job, on the road, due to a medical professional’s negligence, or otherwise, our firm is here. Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC has helped countless victims of negligence over the years, and we are ready to do the same for you. Contact our firm today so we can get started.