Daycare programs for children of working parents operate in a variety of contexts, including:
- Home/family daycare settings
- Church, synagogue, mosque or temple daycare programs
- Privately owned, licensed care facilities
- In-house child care in corporate settings or other workplaces
- After-school programs in schools, the YMCA or community centers
Choosing a daycare provider is a solemn responsibility for parents. Most mothers and fathers screen potential caregivers with diligence and discretion. When a child is injured in a daycare environment, it normally comes as a shock. Particularly when a caregiver is shown to have been overtly negligent, parents find it hard to believe — and normally feel a deep-seated need to find out why and how the injury took place.
Injuries in daycare settings may happen because of:
- Faulty playground equipment
- Dangerous toys
- Property defects, such as loose stair railings
- Freak accidents, such as electrical fires
- Dog bites
- Lack of supervision
- Abuse or bullying
It is critical to find out in detail how and why the accident happened. Reconstructing the accident can help prevent harm to other children in the future. It can also provide the evidence needed to file an injury claim or lawsuit against a negligent caregiver, property owner and/or product manufacturer.
It is heartbreaking and frustrating for our clients, usually parents, to learn of child injuries at day care in Austin or elsewhere. The most urgent concern when a child is injured in a daycare setting is to get him or her top-notch medical care and therapy, if needed. Depending on the severity of the injury, he or she may face lifelong disabilities and special needs. Our Austin daycare injuries lawyers are skilled at discovering how a personal injury occurred and using evidence gathered to build strong cases for full compensation.