Daycare accidents can vary substantially. Some accidents occur during feeding time or nap. Other accidents may occur when other children are playing together. In some cases, the daycare worker may cause direct harm to the baby on purpose or on accident. Children are particularly vulnerable and are often unable to defend themselves. These accidents can cause minor injuries like bruises or lacerations. They can also involve serious outcomes.
The reason you need a local Bay Area daycare accident lawyer is because legal action should always be considered. Your bills are likely to mount after a daycare accident, and a legal case can make sure that you have the funds you need. The last thing you need to worry about after an accident is your finances. A strong legal case can ensure that you have that flexibility. Moreover, daycare accidents can have an impact on other children. A daycare watches more than one child. You need to make sure that those children are also safe, which can only be determined through legal proceedings.
In a legal case, you must prove that the accident was caused by negligence. In other words, you must show that the daycare provider failed to provide the right standard of care for the child. You may be able to show that the facility was understaffed. You may seek to establish that the workers were poorly trained. These are things that do not merely affect your child. They could affect the safety of every child in that daycare. Therefore, a civil case can be an important way to ensure that other children are protected going forward.
After the accident, you will probably be approached about a settlement. The daycare provider will have an insurance company, and this company will often use a settlement as a way to avoid the legal process of establishing liability. If you accept the settlement, then you are giving the provider an out. With a settlement, you no longer have the right to pursue legal action and the daycare provider has effectively avoided liability in the case. The settlement not only deprives you of your right to proper compensation, but it can also prevent the daycare provider from being held accountable for systematic problems in its services.
Therefore, always consult with a Bay Area daycare accident lawyer as soon as possible. At the firm of San Jose Personal Injury Attorneys, we have experience with similar cases, and we can help you determine the best course of action. We are proud to support our clients, and we can support you as well. For a consultation, contact our office today.
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