If your child attends a daycare center, preschool, or another child care arrangement, you probably put a lot of time and care into selecting the best center for your child. You probably did a thorough investigation into the center, visited it, and talked with other parents whose children attend that daycare. You expect for your child to receive high quality childcare at the daycare center.
However, children suffer injuries at daycare centers on a daily basis. These injuries can range from minor injuries that heal to serious injuries or death. It's critical that daycare providers act carefully at all times to keep children safe and secure. The biggest cause of injuries is a lack of supervision. This can be caused by inadequate staffing, or poorly trained staff. If there aren't enough child care providers watching children, or if they are poorly trained, it's highly likely that one of the children will injure themselves.
There are state and federal laws that put in place standards that must be followed by daycare facilities. The facilities must provide proper oversight and remove known dangers. If they fail to abide by these standards and an accident occurs, the facility can be held legally liable. If you are considering a daycare center for your child, you should make sure the facility has appropriate first aid equipment, a good caregiver to child ratio, appropriate safety standards, proper restrooms, and safety measures that prevent children from wandering.
If your child has been injured in a daycare center or preschool, you may wish to talk with a personal injury attorney to learn more about how the law applies to your case. You and your child may be entitled to monetary compensation for damages because of the daycare center's negligence. Call the Houston personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 713-489-9493 to learn more about your legal rights.