Day Care Negligence Attorney in Las Vegas
You get the call at work, your child has been injured at day care.
You rush over to the facility or, heaven forbid, the hospital to be with your child and to find out how this could have happened.
The day care owners and staff either aren’t saying anything, have conflicting stories or have the nerve to blame your child for their injuries.
You feel angry, betrayed, and unsure of how to get justice for your child.
When you drop a child off at day care, you trust that the facility will provide a loving and caring environment, a safe facility and a trained staff to watch over your child while you’re at work. Many day care operators do the best job they can, but accidents happen and the facility itself might be responsible.
Therefore, the day care facility may have to pay damages for the injury, or in some cases, wrongful death. The types of issues leading to injury or death include:
- Dangerous conditions at the day care facility.
- Injuries sustained as a result of inadequate supervision.
- Assault by daycare staff members or other children.
- Laying a child down to sleep incorrectly on the stomach.
- Falls from furniture or playground equipment.
- Failure to address a child’s special needs.
In addition, any violation of the Nevada day care standards can possibly lead to harm.
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Injuries Sustained in Day Care Centers
The search for what happened to your child amounts to a investigation for the truth. A Las Vegas personal injury lawyer can hold the negligent parties accountable and obtain the compensation your child needs now and in the future. A study published in the Journal of Pediatrics listed the following injuries as the most common reported injuries from day care negligence:
- Lacerations or cuts
- Bumps or bruising
- Bone fractures
- Dental injuries
In many cases of day care neglect, the signs go unnoticed until the physical evidence becomes painfully obvious. Day care providers have a duty to remove known dangers, provide proper supervision, as well as other duties. In fact, the courts have ruled that day care centers, unlike schools, have an obligation to provide safe supervision.
When the caregivers fail to abide by these legal requirements, it often results in an unfortunate accident, or in some cases, intentional harm that must be addressed immediately.
Parents should seek an experienced Las Vegas child care negligence lawyer, due to the complicated nature of the cases and the burden many states place on the plaintiff to prove that the staff acted in an unreasonable manner.
Was There a Lack of Reasonable Care?
Like with other negligence cases, you will have to prove that the staff at the facility acted unreasonably, and that the average daycare staff would have acted differently and prevented the injury. Did the staff keep the facility clean and hygienic to a reasonable degree? Did they do a poor job of keeping the play area clear from potentially dangerous objects? A personal injury attorney can help you analyze the situation and determine if the daycare facility was acting in a negligent manner.
Real Case Results
Dallas Horton & Associates have resolved hundreds of cases in Las Vegas, including day care negligence cases. Here are a few real results from some of our cases:
- $8.9 million resolution for Motor Vehicle Accident
- $5.4 million resolution for Sexual Abuse
- $2.975 million resolution for Leg Injury
- $2.25 million resolution for Constructive Fraud
- $2.25 million resolution for Probate Dispute
- $2.0 million resolution for Spinal Cord Injury
Dallas Horton & Associates know the laws and will make sure your child receives the maximum amount of compensation for their pain and suffering and gets the justice you seek for this betrayal of trust.
No one should ever have to answer that call.
You have to be able to trust that your child is properly supervised and protected while in day care.
Dallas Horton & Associates will help you make sure they are.
Call us today at 702-380-3100 to talk about your case.