Holding Negligent Day Care Providers Accountable
It's normal for children to occasionally come home from day care with skinned knees, bumps and bruises. Accidents happen. However, more serious injuries are cause for concern. If your child has suffered an injury that requires medical care or is likely to affect his or her life in the future, it may be appropriate to take legal action.
At Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson, L.L.P., we have represented many children who have been seriously injured under the supervision of child care professionals. With an entire division devoted to child injury victims, we are equipped to handle all types of day care injury claims, including:
- Injuries on playground equipment
- Sports-related injuries
- Injuries caused by other children
Can I Sue If My Child's Gets Hurt/Injured at Daycare?
Whether you can sue typically depends on two factors:
- The cause of the injury - If the accident was caused by employee negligence, you may be able to bring a lawsuit for damages.
- The nature of the injury and whether it could be foreseen - Dangerous playground equipment, slippery floors and unsanitary conditions are all accident risks that can and should be noticed and eliminated. If the circumstances of the injury should have been prevented by a reasonable day care facility, you may have a claim.
But I Don't Want To Sue...
We understand that you may not like the idea of bringing a lawsuit, particularly if you and your children have a good relationship with their day care provider. Keep in mind that filing a lawsuit is not an attack on the individuals who watch your child. It is simply the process for pursuing adequate legal compensation from the provider's insurance company.
Being involved in a lawsuit may not be fun, but it is often the only way to secure the compensation you and your family will need. And we're here to make it easier for you, taking on the legal burden of your case so you can get back to your life.
Focus On Your Child. Let Us Focus On Your Case.
Learning that your child has been hurt on someone else's watch is stressful enough - you must also contend with the doctor visits, expense and disruption that an injury often brings. For attentive, experienced guidance through your child's physical and financial recovery, we encourage you to contact our New York law firm at 212-355-8000. You may also contact us via email and expect a prompt response.