New York City has some of the most high-quality daycares in the state. However, as a parent, you can’t help but feel nervous when you drop your child off for the day. This is completely understandable, though fortunately, typically unwarranted. Daycare providers are aware that parents will be watching to ensure their child is sufficiently cared for each day. A good daycare has an indisputably positive impact on a child’s life, as he learns his first life lessons away from mom and dad.
Unfortunately, sometimes, daycares take advantage of parents and children by failing to live up to the expectations any reasonable parent would have. When this happens, children are very often injured either due to negligence, or sometimes, even acts of cruelty. If you believe your child is the victim of daycare maltreatment, this first thing you should do is call the police. However, once you do so, you must then contact an experienced attorney who is ready to help you sue the daycare for damages to help cover the cost of your child’s medical bills or any other assistance your child may need to get back on his or her feet. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding your legal options going forward:
What does daycare negligence look like?
Daycare negligence comes in many forms, ranging from carelessly leaving small objects, such as office supplies laying around, to more insidious things, like broken glass scattered about, or, in the worst cases, acts of physical abuse, such as malnourishment. If your child is coming home constantly hungry or is losing weight, the daycare may not be providing sufficient amount of or sufficiently clean food and water. If your child returns home with strange bruises he or she cannot explain, your child may be a victim of physical abuse. This is frightening, enraging, and, most importantly, unacceptable. Read on to learn about how to hold these people accountable.
Can I sue a daycare for harming my child?
Fortunately, you can. To file a lawsuit, your attorney must prove that a daycare worker owed your child a duty of care, breached that duty of care by acting negligently or cruelly in some way and that your child was therefore injured and suffered serious damages as a result. One of our seasoned attorneys will use pictures of your child’s wounds, pictures of the incident or poor safety conditions, police reports, medical documents, and more to prove your claim.
Contact our experienced New York City firm
The Law Offices of George Poulos is an experienced Workers’ Compensation, personal injury, bankruptcy, and Social Security Disability law firm with offices in Queens and the Bronx. We understand the implications of a serious accident, which is why we take pride in tenaciously representing our clients. If you require strong legal representation, contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.