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Daycare Negligence Lawyers in Atlanta

We Fight to Hold the Responsible Parties Accountable

Choosing the right daycare facility is an important process many parents must go through. Daycares are regulated by many state and federal laws, first and foremost of which involves proper licensing, no matter where they operate, so long as there are more than three children being cared for. Parents expect their children to be looked after with the same degree of care and safety as they would be at home. When choosing a daycare, parents should consider those that have good recommendations by word-of-mouth, and those that are willing to allow tours without notice.

While children are bound to have the occasional accident, they should not be serious and should be few and far between. Many accidents at daycares can be avoided through proper upkeep and preventative measures. Daycares should always remain clean and up-to-code, and staff should always follow proper procedures for first-aid and care.

Unfortunately, many daycares across the country do not follow these laws and measures, allowing accidents to happen because of the negligent acts of employees. If your child has been injured while under the supervision or care of a daycare, the legal team at Jenkins Utley, P.C. can help you fight for justice. Our Atlanta daycare negligence lawyers strive to recover the fair compensation you are owed.

Was your child involved in an accident at his or her daycare facility? Do you believe negligence is to blame? Call our office at today for a free consultation with an experienced attorney.

Types of Daycare Negligence

While most accidents are not intentional, daycare providers may be held accountable, regardless of deliberate negligence. In some unfortunate cases, daycare employees do commit intentional offenses, for which they should be held entirely responsible.

There are many types of negligence that can occur at daycares, including:

  • Failure to maintain a clean, sanitary, and non-hazardous environment
  • Sexual abuse or contact, including fondling, rape, or subjection to sexually explicit content
  • Physical abuse, such as touching in a violent manner or restricting from necessary amenities like the bathroom or water
  • Medicinal abuse; children cannot be given any medication unless there is consent from parents and a doctor
  • Verbal abuse, including exposure to profanity and verbal threats
  • Failure to accommodate a child’s special needs, including special dietary needs

Know the Signs of Daycare Abuse

There is nothing more frightening for a parent to think about than the possibility that their child is being harmed. Often, in instances of daycare negligence, children are not able to speak up for themselves. It’s crucial that parents, grandparents, and other guardians know the warning signs of abuse and neglect.

Signs can be both emotional and physical and may include: 

  • The appearance of bruises or cuts
  • The child appears unclean after pickup
  • Unexplained, repeated injuries
  • The child exhibits extreme hunger after leaving daycare
  • Emotional outbursts when talking about or going to daycare
  • The child begins bedwetting

Common Causes of Negligent Daycare Accidents

If you’re a parent or guardian, you know anything can happen to a child in a matter of seconds. Lack of supervision and poor daycare services lead to many harmful and sometimes tragic accidents.

Common causes of daycare accidents include:

  • Lead-based paint is present
  • Lack of supervision
  • Recalled toys
  • Sharp corners
  • Ingestion of toxic substance
  • Dangerous playground equipment
  • Untrained staff
  • Uncovered electrical outlets
  • Child-on-child injuries
  • Non-use of safety gates

If you suspect your child is being neglected or abused at the hands of a daycare provider, or if your child has been injured due to negligence, be sure to have a doctor take a look and contact the police or child protective services immediately. These authorities will investigate this claim and help refer you to any other necessary medical professionals. Next, hire an experienced Atlanta daycare negligence attorney to represent you.

Contact Us Today for a Free Case Evaluation

At Jenkins Utley, P.C., we offer personalized representation and support during any litigation or legal proceeding. We understand how devastating and sensitive these types of personal injury cases can be, which is why we provide compassionate, one-on-one attention throughout the duration of your case. We will handle every aspect of your claim so that you can focus on moving forward and providing your child with the attention and care he or she needs. We are not afraid to go to court and try a case to get you maximum compensation because our lawyers know the importance of your child’s wellbeing. We will fight for just compensation for your child’s emotional, physical, and mental harm.

Your first consultation is free—schedule with us online or call to set up an appointment.