Last week, a four year old child was killed after an SUV accident in front of a daycare center. An 81 year old grandmother was picking up two children from a Houston daycare center, but the vehicle was in reverse before the second child was inside.
The grandmother realized the child was not in the vehicle, attempted to catch the child, and fell out. The vehicle continued to reverse, striking two other vehicles and slamming into the daycare center building. The child suffered severe trauma to the head and he was later pronounced dead.
Although this accident does not appear to be the fault of the daycare center involved, unfortunately it is not uncommon for children in daycare to suffer injuries. Most of those injuries are a result of normal accidents that occur as part of childhood. However, many of the accidents could be prevented if the daycare centers involved followed state and local laws and regulations. Some common injuries that occur to children in daycare include falls, children being dropped, accidents involving unsafe playground equipment, allergic reactions, and consuming poison.
If a child is injured at a daycare center, Texas law allows the parents of the injured child to file a lawsuit on behalf of their child against the facility where the incident occurred. Even if you are unaware of the specific circumstances involved in your child’s injury, an attorney can assist you in investigating the case to determine fault.
If your child has been injured at a daycare center in Houston, call the Houston personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707, or visit our Twitter page to learn more. We will provide you with a free consultation on your case, and you pay us nothing until we obtain compensation for you.