Every day, millions of Americans entrust the lives of their children to the competent caregivers at day care centers. We go to work and earn a living without worrying about injuries to our little ones. The attorneys at the Philadelphia, PA personal injury law firm of The Levin Firm understand that occasionally, children are injured at these centers as a result of inattentive, or even abusive, day care staff members. Though day care center injuries are not often serious, they have the potential to be life-threatening and sometimes deadly.
Intentional child abuse is not common in day care centers, but it is not unheard of either. Extensive background checks are usually required for any job that entails interaction with young children, and day care centers are no exception. People who may pose a threat to children sometimes find a way to slip through the cracks. But, for the most part, injuries suffered at day care centers are purely accidental in nature and result from inattentiveness on the part of caregivers.
Even in the hands of the most careful and observant caregiver, children at day care centers still may be at risk for injury because of other factors. The center may be overcrowded with so many children entrusted to one caregiver, she cannot possibly monitor them all at one time. There may be problems with the day care center’s building or yard that the caregiver does not know about. The most well-intentioned caregiver might not know how to handle children with behavior problems or special needs. Also, because the most common type of day care injury results from falls, the injury may not have been foreseeable or preventable.
When a child is injured in a day care center, both child and parents are entitled to recover damages. At The Levin Firm, we handle these cases aggressively. Many of these cases require immediate investigation and experts who can go to the centers and determine who or what caused the injury. We know that prompt action can be difference between winning and losing or between a large settlement and a small one. We also recognize that day care center injuries often cause serious traumatic head or neck injuries, or internal injuries, and we work with our clients, their families and friends, as well as their doctors to keep their cases moving smoothly, and to be certain that they receive compensation for all of their injuries.
When you need a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania or New Jersey personal injury attorney to represent you, a family member or friend whose life has been affected by a day care center injury, contact The Levin Firm, who represent every client zealously in order to obtain the best results possible in each case.
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