As a daycare neglect lawyer Atlanta, GA parents trust from Council & Associates, LLC has explained before, Georgia daycare center owners and operators are required by law to follow specific rules to ensure the safety and protection of children attending child care learning centers. Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (Bright from the Start) further encourages daycare centers to adopt specific Standards of Care tailored to the age and developmental characteristics of children in daycare.
Although Bright from the Start’s Rules for Child Care Learning Centers and the Standards of Care spell out in clear terms that strict supervision is required for all age groups, all too often children are left unsupervised in daycare centers, resulting in avoidable injuries and even death, at the hands of adults entrusted with their precious lives.
Children harmed by a daycare center’s failure to comply with Bright from the Start’s Rules or Standards of Care may be entitled to recover damages from the center’s owners or operators to compensate for their injuries, pain and losses. Daycare centers may be held responsible for injuries or harm caused by any of the following:
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Detecting abuse or neglect in Atlanta, Albany, and Columbus daycare centers can be difficult due to the inability of young victims to clearly communicate what has happened to them. However, as an Atlanta daycare neglect lawyer would suggest, there are warning signs that can help parents and other caregivers determine if their children may have experienced harm at the hands of trusted child care providers. Potential indicators of daycare abuse or negligence include:
At the time you enrolled your child or children at the daycare center, you may have had to sign a liability waiver. This waiver may outline various terms, the primary point being that the facility is not responsible by law for injuries that your child may have while on their property. This waiver is a legally binding document that can protect the daycare company, however, this waiver does not protect the daycare company in all cases. If those who work at the daycare center were to act carelessly and without regard for the health and safety of the children, parents can hold them responsible for how their child had suffered.
We understand that as a parent, you want what is best for your children. And if you drop them off at a daycare, you want to trust that they will be in good hands. After all, them being watched and taken care of is the entire reason why you enrolled them at a daycare to begin with. If you just found out that your child was neglected or abused and had sustained injury, then now is the time to do something about it.
It is the responsibility of the daycare center staff and property manager to keep the area safe for children at all times.Your child may have been hurt due to a staff member who was not watching them properly. This may be the case if another child hurt yours, your child had fallen from an unsafe space, had gotten out of the center, or otherwise left unattended. If there is broken play equipment, the daycare must repair it promptly and entirely. If child-proofing is needed in the building, the daycare must make sure those are installed, and correctly. Hazardous objects or trip obstacles must be removed and cleaned up. Failure to offer a safe environment for the children, that results in injury or illness, warrants taking legal action. Not only can you find justice for how your child was hurt, but you can prevent other parent’s children from being hurt in the future.
If you suspect that a daycare center has committed a violation of safety or other unlawful act, you may have grounds to file a lawsuit for your child’s injuries. It makes matters even worse if the person at-fault deflects responsibility, fails to correct or compensate, or outright lies about how the injuries were sustained. Daycare owners and staff must ensure safety while each child is in their care. If they don’t do their jobs based on the standards expected of them for the role they have, and a child is harmed, then they may find themselves faced with a serious lawsuit. If you are a parent and this is what you are currently going through, we urge you to contact us so we can perform a case evaluation and investigate the daycare incident further.
We can imagine the pain and frustration you may be going through, especially having to see your child harmed. Please don’t hesitate to call us, even just to have your questions answered and learn what your options are moving forward.
Contact our legal team in Atlanta or Albany for help pursuing maximum compensation for injuries, losses, and suffering your child experienced as a result of abuse or neglect caused by a daycare center. If your circumstances require us to meet with you at the hospital or your home, we can arrange to do so. Most cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, with no upfront legal costs for our clients. Our Atlanta lawyer daycare neglect team from Council & Associates, LLC will schedule a confidential meeting with you to discuss the specific facts of your case -- all you have to do is call today.
Contact our legal team in Atlanta or Albany for help pursuing maximum compensation for injuries, losses and suffering your child experienced as a result of abuse or neglect caused by a daycare center. We will schedule a confidential meeting with you to discuss the specific facts of your case. If your circumstances require us to meet with you at the hospital or your home, we can arrange to do so. Most cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, with no upfront legal costs for our clients.