Day Care Accident Lawyers in Austin
Every day, millions of parents in the U.S. entrust a childcare provider with the care of one of their most precious treasures - their children. Unfortunately, most day care injuries result from inadequate supervision or lack of training, and a momentary distraction or lapse on the part of the caregiver can result in devastating injuries to your child.
Causes of Day Care Accidents
Common causes of day care accidents include:
- Children are dropped
- Falls from changing tables and playground equipment
- Children dropped
- Ingestion of poison or toxic materials
- Allergic reactions
- Failure to administer medication properly
- Entanglement of arms and legs
These common causes of injuries often lead to allergic reactions, poisonings, broken bones, brain injuries, concussions, eye injuries, loss of teeth and more. And day care centers that employ untrained or poorly trained staff can result in a lack of supervision; distracted workers (staff on cell phones, fraternizing, etc.); lack of care in maintaining the facilities including unsanitary conditions; allowing children to play with unsafe toys; and facilities that are not baby proofed.
Day Care Center Regulations
The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) are charged with protecting the health, safety, and well-being of the children by establishing statewide standards for safety and training, and through regulating facilities through a licensing program. The DFPS is also charged with monitoring the operations of licensed child care centers for compliance with the licensing standards, rules and laws of the state of Texas.
While kids get hurt everyday in the normal course of childhood, when your child is injured while in the custody of the day care center, are they to blame? Day care centers must meet certain health and safety guidelines including:
- Supervising the children at all times in proper ratios
- Maintaining sanitary and hazard free conditions
- Conducting emergency drills
- Having a properly stocked first aid kits and trained staff
- Ensuring food and snacks are safe to eat
- Keeping hazardous and toxic substances out of reach of the children
- Keeping lists of approved release of children lists
If Your Child Was Injured
The law allows parents of children who are injured at day care facilities to file a lawsuit on their behalf. Even if you unsure of the circumstances that caused your child’s injury, the attorneys at Zinda Law Group can investigate and determine the cause. If the day care center was negligent and their negligence was the direct cause of the injury, we can file a claim for compensation including past and future medical expenses, therapy, surgery, pain and disfigurement.
If your child is hurt in a day care center accident, seek medical attention immediately and report the incident to the day care center if they are unaware of the injury. Then seek the advice of an experienced lawyer. We urge you to seek the advice of our compassionate Personal Injury attorneys at Zinda Law Group. We are ready to speak with you today. The consultation is free and there are no fees unless we win for you. All fees are paid from any settlement or verdict at the conclusion of the case, so call today. (800) 863-5312