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Kids take injuries sometimes—it’s part of childhood. So it may be difficult to recognize when an injury that your child has taken at daycare or at school warrants the launch of a personal injury lawsuit. 

While we don’t advocate suing over every bump, bruise, and scrape, we do advocate seeing to it that your child is compensated for serious injuries, or for becoming an abuse victim in the care of someone you paid and trusted to take care of them. 

As personal injury attorneys in New York City, we look for proof that the daycare providers have been negligent in their duties. That is, they owed your child a duty and standard of care, and failed to live up to that obligation. 

Types of Negligence Leading to Daycare Accidents

We look for any lapse in professionalism and common sense.

  • Children who were left unsupervised, or in the care of other children.
  • Providers who withhold food, water, approved medications, bathroom time, or diaper changes.
  • Inadequate security.
  • Failure to maintain the building or the playground, allowing unsafe conditions to go unaddressed.
  • Failure to adhere to health and safety standards. 
  • Engaging in mental, physical, or emotional abuse of any kind
  • Failing to check cars or classrooms for children who may have been left behind.

Sadly, all of these issues are far more common than most people realize. Daycare providers are overwhelmed and are often underpaid and undertrained. Most daycare centers are for-profit institutions willing to cut corners to increase profits. 

If your child was injured at daycare you need to act fast so that your attorneys may quickly obtain evidence for your case. If your child was injured at a New York Public School you have just 90 days to file a Notice of Claim. If you don’t move quickly, you won’t be able to sue.

Compensating Daycare Injuries

After a lawsuit your medical expenses should be compensated. Other compensation, such as compensation for impacts to a child’s future earning capacity or pain and suffering compensation, is usually placed into a trust fund until the child comes of age. 

If your child died thanks to a negligent daycare, you would be eligible for a wrongful death suit, including compensation for the pain, suffering, and horror of losing your child. While we can’t ever bring your child back, we can hold the daycare center accountable. 

Contact our office to schedule a free case review today. 

See also:

How to Prepare for Your Personal Injury Case Review

What is the Difference Between Negligence and Negligence Per Se in New York

How Your New York Personal Injury Settlement Gets Paid