Putting your child in daycare is a great opportunity for them to socialize with other kids, learn, and have fun. You don’t expect them to suffer traumatic injuries under the watchful eyes of the daycare staff. Our St. Petersburg daycare injury lawyers know that dangers can lurk in any daycare facility.
Sometimes, daycare center staff members fail to do their jobs properly, resulting in injury to a child. Other times, employees may intentionally injure a child. Our personal injury attorneys in St. Petersburg, Florida, can hold negligent or reckless daycare centers responsible for the harm they’ve caused your child.
Lopez Law Group Accident Injury Attorneys is committed to protecting the precious lives of children. If your family has been affected by an accident at your child’s daycare, take action by calling us at (727) 933 0015 for a free evaluation of your case.
How Lopez Law Group Accident Injury Attorneys Can Help if Your Child Has Been Harmed in a St. Petersburg Daycare Accident
When you drop your child off at their St. Petersburg, FL daycare center, you should be able to trust that its staff will treat them with great care. Your child should receive the proper level of supervision based on their abilities and needs.
Getting a call from the daycare facility informing you that your child has been hurt is gut-wrenching. When someone else’s negligence caused that injury, our St. Petersburg child injury attorneys want to help you understand your legal rights.
Lopez Law Group Accident Injury Attorneys will handle your child’s daycare injury case diligently and aggressively by:
- Interviewing or deposing witnesses who saw the accident
- Reviewing video recordings that may have captured the event
- Reviewing the daycare center’s safety guidelines to determine if it complies with state law
- Assessing the money value of your child’s injuries
- Conducting all negotiations with the insurance company to ensure a just settlement
Child daycare center injuries that result from someone else’s negligence or reckless behavior demand a strong legal response. We’ll make the daycare center and its at-fault employees answer for their conduct and fight to get your child every dollar the law will allow.
Who Is Responsible for My Child’s St. Petersburg, FL Daycare Injuries?
Florida daycare centers are heavily regulated, and their owners must go through rigorous licensing requirements to operate one. That’s for good reason – they’re entrusted with the care of one of our most precious assets – our children.
However, all the regulations in the world can’t prevent every single accident from happening. It’s up to the daycare centers to employ responsible workers who enjoy working with and around children – and who take their responsibilities seriously.
If your child was hurt at a daycare center, you naturally assume the facility and its staff members are legally responsible for their injuries. However, the law doesn’t assume anything. To establish the daycare facility’s liability, you have the burden of proving the following elements:
- The daycare center owed a duty to provide a reasonably safe environment for your child
- They breached that duty through acts or omissions that fell below the required level of care
- Their breach of duty was the actual and proximate cause of the injury
- Your child suffered damages
If the act or omission that led to your child’s injury violated a law that was intended to protect your child against that conduct, then the actor may be liable under the theory of negligence per se. If this principle applies, you will only need to prove the violation caused your child’s injuries.
What Damages Are Available in a St. Petersburg Daycare Accident Injury Case?
As with anyone harmed by acts of negligence, children who suffer injury in a daycare accident are eligible for a range of damages. Available damages address physical, mental, financial, and emotional harm.
The first form is economic damages, which compensate you for out-of-pocket losses that are related to the injury-causing accident. They’ll cover reasonable and necessary medical expenses, rehabilitation and physical therapy, medications, and other calculable financial losses.
Non-economic damages are more difficult to assess. They compensate your child for their personal and intangible injuries that don’t come with a price tag or invoice. These damages include your child’s:
- Pain and suffering
- Disfigurement and disability
- Mental anguish
- Loss of life enjoyment
Damages incurred in a daycare accident can accumulate quickly; with serious injuries, they can be long-term expenses. There’s also the psychological impact the accident may have on your child. It’s important you have an attorney who’s skilled in making sure all your child’s damages are accounted for.
If the negligence of a St. Petersburg daycare resulted in injury to your child, Lopez Law Group will vigorously pursue all avenues for full and fair compensation. Call us today to get an initial free assessment so we can get to work on delivering justice for your child.
Get a Free Case Evaluation With a St. Petersburg Daycare Injury Attorney
Anytime your child is hurting, you naturally want to make it better. When those injuries were caused by a negligent daycare center, you also want justice.
You need to be at your child’s side, making sure they’re getting the medical care they need for a full recovery. Trying to get equitable compensation for those injuries takes valuable time away from that.
Allow Lopez Law Group Accident Injury Attorneys to take care of fighting for that compensation so you can focus 100% of your energy on your child and family. To learn more about how our St. Petersburg daycare injury attorneys can help you through this difficult time, simply give us a call to arrange for a no-cost initial consultation.