Daycare providers that allow children to be harmed may face civil liability. According a study completed by the Center for American Progress, a large percentage of children under the age of five are enrolled in organized child care. All parents in Georgia that leave their children under the care of a daycare are entitled to have their children competently and safely cared for. If children are harmed due to the negligence or intentional actions of a daycare or daycare employee, they are entitled to compensation for their harm.
The attorneys at Joel Williams Law, LLC, help victims of daycare negligence get the compensation they deserve. If your child has been harmed while in the care of a daycare, call Joel Williams Law, LLC, to discuss your case today at (404) 389-1035.
Types of Claims
Daycares have a duty to provide a safe environment for children, to properly supervise children, to adequately vet employees and others that are allowed onto the premises, and to attend to any immediate needs that children have. A failure of a daycare to do any of these can lead to a claim against them. The main theories of liability that could be applicable in a claim against a daycare include:
• Negligence. Negligence occurs when there is any failure of a daycare to uphold a reasonable standard of care in the operation of the daycare.
• Negligent supervision. The most common type of negligence claim made against a daycare is negligent supervision. When a child is harmed because they were not supervised and some foreseeable accident occurred as a result, a negligent supervision claim can be made.
• Premises liability. Daycare owners have a duty to keep the premise of the daycare safe for children. If a child is harmed because of some defect in the premise of the daycare, a premises liability claim can be made.
• Negligent hiring. A daycare has a duty to thoroughly vet any employees that it hires. If a daycare hires someone that is a danger to children, and the daycare should have known that the person as a danger to children, the daycare is liable for any harm that occurs.
• Child abuse. In some cases, a daycare employee or owner intentionally harms a child. In these cases, it is crucial to hold the daycare accountable and get any victims the full compensation they deserve.
To Discuss Your Case, Contact Joel Williams Law, LLC, Today
If your child was injured while in the care of a daycare, it is imperative that you are aware of your legal rights and options. No child should be harmed when they are under the care of a trusted daycare provider. The Kennesaw, GA personal injury attorneys at Joel Williams Law, LLC, are dedicated to protecting the rights of children that are victims of daycare negligence or abuse. If you would like more information or would like to discuss your case, call Joel Williams Law, LLC, in Kennesaw, GA to schedule a free consultation at (404) 389-1035 today.