Elizabeth Stone, the author of A Boy I Once Knew, has said that to have a child is to forever have your heart go walking around outside your body. Unfortunately, not everyone will feel that way about others’ children, even in a daycare facility. Negligence can take many costly forms – head, neck, back or spine injuries and broken bones, but also neurological damage which can impair your child for the remainder of his or her life. If your child has sustained injuries or reported misconduct at a daycare facility, please read on, then contact one of our experienced New Jersey premises liability lawyers to learn what you should know about daycare accidents in New Jersey.
What you should know about daycare accidents in New Jersey
If your child consistently comes home hungry or with bruises that should alert you to possible negligence. This also goes for any information he or she relates about inappropriate behavior on the part of staff members or fellow children. First, you should contact emergency services and have them tend to your child’s injuries and claims. Please be advised that daycare facilities will contest your claims at every turn. In addition to contacting authorities, you should reach out to one of our knowledgeable New Jersey personal injury lawyers to prove your claim.
What are the signs of daycare accidents in New Jersey?
Parents must watch out for the signs and symptoms of daycare negligence. The most common causes of daycare accidents are as follows:
- Failure to properly screen potential employees
- Unsanitary and/or unsafe environments, i.e. rusty or broken playground equipment, sharp objects lying around, mold or disturbed asbestos present
- Not inquiring into, or disregarding a child’s food allergies
- Not removing all choking hazards
- Ignoring complaints of sickness, hunger or inappropriate behavior
- Not providing a child with clean food and water
Can you sue a negligent or abusive daycare?
Yes, you can. So long as you can prove that your child sustained injuries or abuse as a result of your daycare provider’s negligence or malicious action, you should be able to receive compensation to aid in your child’s recovery. Any attorney worth his or her salt will collect any further evidence, such as pictures or videos of the accident, witness statements, medical documents and more to fight for your child’s future. It will be an uphill battle, so hiring qualified legal representation is an important first step.
Contact our experienced New Jersey firm
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.