Daycare Negligence

If your child has been injured by the negligence or acts of daycare workers, it is essential that you consult with an attorney right away who has experience handling child injury cases. These cases can be uniquely delicate and emotionally trying, and filing a claim is complicated and difficult. Having a knowledgeable lawyer who has the expertise required to prove what caused a particular accident, how to pursue a claim for the injuries suffered as a result of the accident, and how to manage the sensitive nature of child injury cases gives your child the best possible chances of receiving the compensation he or she needs and deserves.

daycare negligence lawyer The lawyers at Munawar & Andrews Santillo LLP (‘Mlawfirm’) are highly experienced trial attorneys, and who know how stressful and trying daycare injury cases can be. We know how to prove what caused your child’s injury and will fight on your child’s behalf while being respectful and sensitive to the emotional needs of everyone involved. Our attorneys work tirelessly to ensure that our clients receive the compensation they deserve to cover their medical bills, emotional and physical suffering, and any other money damages they may be owed, and we will not stop until you receive a fair settlement or award. If your child has been intentionally or negligently harmed at daycare, do not hesitate to contact our lawyers at (212)-400-4000 or email at info@mlawfirm.com for a FREE CONSULTATION.

Daycares are supposed to be safe and enriching environments for children, however, due to the following circumstances and conditions, children are harmed while under daycare supervision:

  • Negligent supervision
  • Dangerous and sharp objects are left where children can get them
  • Choking hazards are ignored
  • Lack of supervision playing sports
  • Lack of supervision on the playground
  • Sexual abuse by daycare workers
  • Physical abuse by daycare workers
  • Verbal abuse by daycare workers
  • Negligent hiring, training, and supervision of daycare workers
  • Improper caregiver to child ratio
  • Lack of safety measures to prevent “wandering”
  • Inadequate access to water
  • Improper bathroom facilities
  • Exposed hot pipes
  • Unobstructed electrical outlets
  • Any other act or omission by a daycare worker resulting in your child’s injury.

Generally, children have most of the same rights as adults, but a key difference is that a child under the age of 18 cannot bring a claim forth on his or her behalf. An adult, typically the child’s parent or guardian, brings the lawsuit on behalf of an injured child and the compensation the child receives is held in a trust until the child’s 18th birthday (though this excludes the part of the award that goes towards medical costs, expenses incurred by parents, and attorney fees).

daycare child accidentDepending on the circumstances of the child’s injury, there may be multiple claims against multiple parties. If this is the case, it can become tricky to know who to sue and what type of claim to bring. For example, if a daycare worker abused your child, you may have a claim both against the worker and against he facility for negligent hiring. An experienced lawyer will know how to investigate the injury and determine which parties to file claims against and will give you the best chance of receiving the maximum compensation available. For more information, contact our lawyers at (212)-400-4000 or email at info@mlawfirm.com for a FREE CONSULTATION.

Child injuries that are a result of daycare abuse and negligence range from minor to critical, and even sometimes to fatal. If your child is suffering any of the following conditions or injuries as a result of the acts of omissions of a daycare worker, then you may have a claim for compensation:

  • Broken bone
  • Crush injuries
  • Poisoning
  • Burns
  • Dislocation
  • Fractures or sprains
  • Nerve damage
  • Back injury
  • Head injury
  • Brain trauma
  • Spine injury
  • Hip injury
  • Paralysis
  • Amputation
  • Electrocution
  • Wrongful death
  • Emotional injuries
  • Any other injury or medical condition caused by the acts or omissions of another.

daycare negligence lawyerCall now and our office will provide you with a full analysis of your situation and assessment of your claim. If you wait too long to file your claim, you could be barred from pursuing it in the future under New York Statute of Limitations law. Depending on the type of claim or claims you have, the amount of time you have to file can vary and you should seek the advice of an attorney to be sure not to miss any important deadlines. It is also vital that you take action and consult a lawyer right away because there can be a lot of information to gather and process in a short period of time and having all the necessary evidence organized and presentable will make your claim as strong as possible.

And finally, it is also important to also consult with a physician right away. Give the doctor a complete and detailed description of when and how your child was injured so that you can get the most precise medical report possible to support your claim. Failure to complete any of these steps could be detrimental to your child’s case. Having an attorney by your side will ensure that you complete all of these steps and increases the chances that your claim will be filed accurately and in a timely manner.

And remember, we do not get paid unless we win your case, so you do not have to worry about being able to afford representation for your child’s daycare injury claim. The consolation is free, and we only collect if you receive a settlement or judgment in your favor. Our attorneys are ready and eager to provide you and your family with the expertise and support that will maximize your chances of receiving the compensation your child deserves.

Call: 212-400-4000 For FREE Consultation with a New York City Premises Liability Lawyer and to Protect your Rights!