With a new school year just a few weeks away, many people in the area are preparing to send their child off to start a brand new academic year. The start of the school year often involves many new experiences: new friends, new teachers, new subjects to learn, and sometimes even an entirely new school. Unfortunately, it may also expose your child to the risk of injury during their commute to school, particularly if they are starting a new school or are at an age when you feel that it appropriate and safe to allow them to get to and from school on their own.
Fortunately for parents, there are certain things that you can do to make sure that your child’s walk or bike ride to school is as risk-free as possible. These include the following:
Unfortunately, accidents are bound to happen even under the best of circumstances, and it is impossible to reduce the risk of injury for anyone who commutes anywhere to zero, no matter how much want to. In the event that your child is injured on the way to or from school, there are certain steps you can take to ensure that his or her legal rights to recover compensation are protected. Some of these include the following:
If you or your child has been injured in an accident that you think may have been caused by someone else’s carelessness or negligence, you should speak with an attorney as soon as you can. In many cases, victims are able to recover compensation for a variety of losses, including their medical bills, lost income, loss of future earning potential, property damage, and physical and emotional pain and suffering, among others. To learn more about how a skilled Philadelphia personal injury lawyer can help you, call The Levin Firm today at 215-825-5183 or send us and email through our online contact form.
When parents drop their children off at daycare, they should be able to trust that their children will be safe. Both the state of Pennsylvania and city of Philadelphia have laws and requirements that regulate all commercial daycare centers and in-home child care providers to try to ensure the safety of the children. In order to get licensed to watch children, you must have certain education and experience levels and certain safety precautions in the home. Furthermore, the maximum child to staff ratio is clearly defined and depends on the age of the children. For example, if a facility needs more staff to care for fewer infants than ten year-old children.
However, despite these strict regulations, accidents do happen at daycare facilities and sometimes children suffer injury. If your child is injured at a daycare center, you can seek to hold the daycare center responsible for any negligent behavior and seek to be compensated for all of your child’s injury-related medical bills and for any pain and suffering they experienced.
There are several ways in which a daycare center owner or staff may act negligently. These include:
These are only some of the ways in which a daycare center may act negligently.
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