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When you leave your child in the care of a daycare center, you expect them to be safe and supervised at all times. Unfortunately, accidents do happen, and when they do, it's important to know your rights as a parent. A daycare center has a duty of care for your child. If your child is injured because of a breach of that duty, you may be able to file a personal injury claim. Here are five ways a personal injury lawyer can help if your child is injured in a daycare center:
1. Determine Whether the Accident Was Caused by Negligence
You will need to show that the accident was caused by negligence on the part of the daycare staff. Some of the instances in which the daycare can be seen to be negligent include:
Failing to properly supervise the children·
Not having enough staff on duty
Allowing unqualified staff to care for the children·
Not maintaining a safe environment
2. Prove the Daycare Center's Negligence Led to Your Child's Injury
Once you have established that the daycare center was negligent, you will need to prove that this negligence led to your child's injury. This will involve showing how the accident happened and demonstrating that it would not have occurred if the daycare center had been upholding its duty of care.
3. Gather Evidence to Support Your Claim
To prove your case, you will need to gather evidence that supports your version of events. This may include witness statements from other parents, medical records, and any photos or videos of the accident scene. Your personal injury lawyer can help you identify and gather the necessary evidence.
4. Calculate the Value of Your Compensation Claim
A personal injury lawyer can help you calculate the value of your compensation claim. They will take into account all of your child's medical bills, as well as any future treatment that may be required. They will also factor in the emotional distress that your child has suffered as a result of their injuries.
5. Negotiate a Reasonable Settlement or Initiate a Court Trial
Once the value of your claim has been calculated, your personal injury lawyer will then negotiate a settlement with the daycare center. They will write a demand claim letter to the daycare center, outlining your case and the compensation that you are seeking.
If the daycare center agrees to settle, your lawyer will negotiate a reasonable amount. If the daycare center is unwilling to settle or does not agree to a reasonable settlement, your lawyer can initiate a court trial.
You should not have to bear the financial burden of your child's injuries alone. Seek the help of a personal injury lawyer to get the justice you and your family deserve.
Reach out to a firm such as Jarvis, McArthur & Williams.