St. Louis County Personal Injury Lawyers Help Parents Address Daycare Facility Injuries
We support parents whose children have been injured by trusted caregivers
Most daycare facilities are safe and healthy places for children. Unfortunately, some facilities fall short of the responsibility of protecting their charges. When this occurs, children may sustain serious injuries that require extensive medical treatment and ongoing care. If your child has been injured in a daycare facility accident, you may have the right to be reimbursed for your losses. At the Law Office of Kenneth P. Carp, we provide comprehensive daycare facility injury representation to parents throughout St. Louis County, St. Charles County and Lincoln County.
Daycare facility injuries may result from a wide range of accidents or situations, including:
Negligent supervision – Unsupervised children may fall down stairs, wander into dangerous situations or find dangerous items to play with.
Choking hazards – Defective or dangerous toys can pose a significant choking hazard to children.
Playground equipment – Defective or poorly maintained playground equipment can pose a significant hazard to children of all ages.
Premises maintenance issues – Failure to childproof or properly maintain the facility may lead to child injuries.
Vehicle accidents – Crashes involving daycare-owned vehicles that transport children from the facility to school or on field trips may lead to serious injuries.
Abuse – Far too often, daycare facility workers physically abuse children, leading to serious injuries and lasting psychological scars.
Is the daycare responsible for my child’s injuries?
In Missouri, to pursue a personal injury claim against a daycare facility, you must prove that the facility:
Had duty of care – One of the first steps in proving that the daycare facility is responsible for your child’s injuries is to demonstrate that the facility had duty of care over your child. This means that you must provide evidence that the facility took on the responsibility to protect your child from harm.
Breached that duty – The second step in proving liability is to demonstrate that the facility failed to meet the responsibility of protecting your child. Negligent actions, abuse and failure to supervise are all potential breaches of the duty of care.
The breach lead to damages – Proving that the facility’s negligence resulted in your child’s injuries and the resulting expenses is necessary to hold the facility accountable. To do so, it is necessary to gather as much evidence as possible, consult medical experts and consult witnesses.
How can I hold the facility accountable?
To help you hold the facility accountable, our lawyers will investigate the cause of your child’s injuries, the nature of the injury and whether the injury could have been avoided. Any information we obtain during our comprehensive review of your case will be used to negotiate a settlement or pursue a judgment for compensation in court.
Discuss your legal options with our St. Louis injury lawyers
Making your family whole again after your child is injured in a daycare facility accident can be challenging. At the Law Office of Kenneth P. Carp, we provide experienced personal injury representation to parents throughout St. Louis County, St. Charles County and Lincoln County. Our knowledge of state and federal injury laws allows us to offer the advice you need to make informed decisions throughout your proceedings. We offer our services on a contingency fee basis, meaning there are no up-front costs and absolutely no costs to you unless we win. To schedule a free, no-obligation review of your case, call our office at (636) 947-3600 or contact us online. Google translator available.