Liability of Childcare Providers for Injuries to Children


November 29, 2016

Georgia Personal Injury Lawyers Discuss Liability of Childcare Providers for Injuries to Children

Parents drop their children off at childcare facilities on a daily basis and presume that their children will be properly supervised and kept safe. Most of the time, that is exactly what happens. Parents are increasingly more dependent on childcare because many families cannot make ends meet without two incomes. As parents, our Georgia personal injury attorneys understand the fear that can accompany entrusting the safety of your children to others.

The nightly news and daily newspapers are full of accounts of the abuse and neglect of children by daycare providers. While many parents meticulously investigate a childcare business before selecting childcare providers, sometimes institutions that provide supervision and activities for children fly under the radar for years before evidence of misconduct and abuse becomes public. If your child is injured, abused, or neglected at an Atlanta childcare center, you may have a right to seek financial compensation for emotional or physical injuries.

Childcare centers in Georgia can be held liable for a variety of conduct that causes injury to children, including negligence, which is effectively a lack of reasonable care to provide for children's safety. Intentional acts of misconduct, such as assault, battery, and sexual abuse are even more disturbing acts that might constitute a basis for the liability of a caregiver and childcare facility. Children are particularly vulnerable because they often have difficulty articulating mistreatment, neglect, and abuse. Children also may remain silent because they fear reprisals if they report their mistreatment. Childcare centers have a legal obligation to provide reasonable care for the safety and health of children at their facility.

Many childcare centers fail to abide by federal laws, state regulations, or their internal safety practices and procedures, which might constitute a basis for imposing liability for injuries to the children in their care. Our Atlanta childcare injury attorneys handle the full spectrum of accidental and intentional injuries to children in childcare centers based on many types of inappropriate conduct, including the following, among others:

  • Failure to abide by health and safety laws
  • Inadequate playground safety
  • Sexual abuse or molestation
  • Lack of proper supervision
  • Defective toys or toys that are not age-appropriate (e.g. choking hazards)
  • Motor vehicle accidents involving buses and vans
  • Childcare worker negligence
  • Insufficient screening or supervision of childcare workers

Although childcare facilities are subject to licensing and safety standards, some childcare centers cut corners and fail to comply with licensing requirements or health and safety regulations. When childcare centers fail to conduct adequate background checks before hiring childcare workers or fail to exercise diligence in monitoring facilities for potential hazards, children are exposed to unnecessary safety risks.

Our Atlanta personal injury attorneys represent parents of children who suffer a vast spectrum of serious injuries, including but not limited to the following:

  • Shaken baby syndrome
  • Severe Burns
  • Closed head injuries
  • Severe abrasions and lacerations
  • Concussions
  • Fractures and broken bones
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Spinal cord injuries (SCIs)
  • Concussions

At Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, our lawyers recognize that children have a phenomenal ability to adapt and recover after suffering an injury, but the process might entail surgery, counseling, physical therapy, prosthetics, other medical equipment, and supportive services to reach the fullest recovery. Our attorneys pursue the needs of injured children both now and in the future to maintain the highest quality of life. Our law firm will fight hard for your child in order to recover the maximum compensation under the law.

Put Our Law Firm's Over 32 Years of Experience to Work on Your Claim!

If your loved one has been injured at a daycare in Georgia, contact our personal injury lawyers at Montlick and Associates. Our law firm has over 32 years of experience assisting injury victims across Georgia and in the Southeast. Contact us to schedule your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law

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Atlanta, GA 30329
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