Protect Your Child by Understanding Texas Day Care Negligence

Entrusting another person to take care of your children is a serious responsibility. Your Texas day care provider has an obligation to provide your child with a safe and comforting environment in which to spend his or her days. Unfortunately, not all day care providers adequately protect the young lives that they are entrusted with. Texas day care negligence is a frightening problem facing parents throughout the state.

 

While attending day care, your child can be injured in a number of ways. To avoid potential injuries, the provider has an obligation to diligently conduct inspections of the facility and monitor its students and teachers. Examples of causes of Texas day care injuries include the following:

 

  • Falls from playground equipment, tables, or chairs
  • Allowing children to play with defective or unsafe toys or playground equipment
  • Failing to properly upkeep equipment
  • Inadequate supervision, leading to choking, drowning, or falls
  • Improperly trained staff
  • Negligent background checks of staff
  • Injuries caused between children
  • Physical or sexual abuse by staff
  • Transporting the child without proper safety seats
  • Transporting the child while intoxicated
  • Inadequate number of staff on duty or insufficient breaks provided to employees

 

Following an injury, the financial implications of the Texas child care accident may be substantial. In a claim against the day care provider, the child's guardian can pursue damages for the following costs:

 

  • Immediate medical treatment after the accident
  • Anticipated future medical expenses relating to the injury
  • Pain and suffering
  • Costs relating to therapy and counseling to address the emotional aspects of the injury

 

While there is no way to entirely avoid the risk of an accident at a Texas day care center, there are several steps that parents can take to reduce the likelihood of injury. These steps include:

 

  • Choose a center that allows parents to come in and out freely
  • Inquire about the education, background checks, and training of all employees
  • Discuss the discipline policies used by the center
  • Learn which staff members will interact with your children and how many employees are on duty per child

 

If your child was injured as a result of Texas daycare negligence, it is essential that you contact a compassionate Brazoria County day care attorney who understands the complexities of these matters. Our attorneys are not just experienced legal professionals, they are also parents. For a free consultation, call our office today at 844-301-KAHN.