Looking for a Day-care Negligence Lawyer in Austin?
The basic premise of sending a child to a day-care center is that we want to provide them with the proper attention and care while we, as parents go to make a living. It is then expected that we carefully select the facility where we will entrust our children to. We look for a facility where our children will have fun, be educated, eat healthy meals, and just spend their time in the facility just as much as if they were at home. Of course, we want them to be safe and comfortable, so we can do our work well to ensure we provide for them to the best of our ability. But what if the facility that you trusted in the end fails you?
Unfortunately, it is rather common nowadays to hear about injuries to children as a result of day-care negligence. With the amount of energy that our children have, it is the day-care’s responsibility to ensure they are always supervised, and that the facility’s environment is secure and safe enough for them. There are many hazards that could be dangerous if unattended – wet floors, small objects scattered around, fights between children, as well as improper handling of the children by the staff of the facility.
Even the slightest of errors could be significantly dangerous. One minute away from a child can eventually lead to different accidents. And as parents, the last thing we need is to get a call from the facility, telling us that our child is hurt. If we can’t trust the facility to take care of our children, how will we help them establish trust to others, and how will we be able to make a living if we can no longer place our trust in the system?
There may be instances where the injuries or effects of it are not instantly apparent. Thus, it is best to be observant of the following signs in your child:
- Mood swings
- Change in behaviour
- Showing signs of fear to specific day-care staff
- Fear or anxiety about going back to the facility
- Agitation or depression
- Unexplained bruising, cuts and other injuries
- Displaying aggressive behaviour that is unusual
- Acting out inappropriately (about sexual matters)
- Being overly clingy or not wanting to be alone
- Difference in toilet training habits
- Weight fluctuation
- Malnutrition and dehydration
Parents and legal guardians alike can file for personal injury claims on the child’s behalf. The compensation you will receive can at least cover for some of the damage sustained – injuries, emotional abuse, and give you a reprieve in case you are still uncomfortable to leave your child to the care of another.
The McMinn Law Firm
We know how hard it is to entrust your beloved child to a facility that you have thoroughly examined to take care of your child while you are away. We know you have done your part – you have looked closely into the facility, you have interviewed the staff, and you have reviewed the programs of the facility that will be offered to your child.
We understand that as parents, you are proud to say that he you are doing everything to make your child safe. Likewise, we also recognize that you will go at great lengths to ensure that you uphold your child’s rights in the event that they are harmed because the facility did not pay enough attention. The McMinn Law Firm’s legal experts know and understand your sentiments, and are well-versed in state and federal laws that cover personal injury cases caused by day-care negligence.
Contact the McMinn Law Firm Today
We know how devastating it is for a parent to hear bad news about his or her child being hurt, most especially in a day-care facility that you trusted. Due to this, we are here to help you manage through this difficult time, and take off the burden of the legalities from your shoulders so you can put your attention towards taking care of your child and your family. The McMinn Law Firm offers a cost and obligation-free consultation for parents and/or guardians whose children were injured due to day-care negligence. Contact us today so we can hear your side.