As the father of three children, personal injury attorney Joel understands the tremendous courage it takes for a parent to entrust their child to a day care. Although accidents do happen, many injuries are preventable. If a child is left unsupervised, suffers a preventable injury, or is abused by the daycare staff, his or her injuries were likely caused by the daycare’s negligence.
If any of these things happened to your child, you have every right to be upset especially if the daycare breached its legal duties to do everything within reason to protect your child. Under Georgia law, daycare facilities must act to protect your child in the same way as a reasonably prudent parent would act under like circumstances.
If your child was harmed at a daycare, you will first want to contact the Georgia agency that is in charge of regulating daycares, Bright from the Start. They will usually open an investigation and determine whether the daycare violated any state laws or regulations that led to your child’s injury. This information is incredibly useful if you decide to hire an attorney and pursue a civil claim against the daycare.
You will also need to contact an attorney as soon as possible. If negligence can be established, the parent of the child may be entitled to recover damages on behalf of the injured child to help pay for medical bills, pain and suffering, and professional counseling. If the daycare’s conduct was especially egregious, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the daycare for its activities.
Joel has successfully handled daycare cases involving severe injuries and sexual abuse which resulted in multi-million dollar recoveries for his clients. If your child has been injured or abused at a daycare facility, contact Joel today. He will gladly provide you with a free initial consultation and help you understand your legal options.