San Antonio Daycare Injury Attorney

As a parent, it is difficult enough to trust a daycare center without the added fear of serious safety issues at the facility. Unfortunately, not all daycares in San Antonio fulfill their legal obligation to ensure the safety and well-being of the children in their care.

If your child suffered a serious injury while at a daycare center, Hill Law Firm Accident and Injury Lawyers can help you hold someone accountable. We are committed to pursuing justice and maximum financial compensation for child injury cases. Contact us today for a free case review.

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Why Choose Our Attorney?
Causes of Daycare Injuries
Common Daycare Injuries
How Our Daycare Injury Lawyer Can Help
Liability for a Daycare Injury
Potential Damages Available in Your Case
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San Antonio Daycare Injury Attorney

Why Choose Our San Antonio Daycare Injury Attorney?

  • We have years of experience covering a wide range of San Antonio personal injury cases, including many suits involving child injuries. We know what these cases need to succeed.
  • Our law firm keeps a small caseload to dedicate individual attention to each client. Your lawyer will take the time to personalize your legal strategy for the best possible case results.
  • We take San Antonio daycare injury cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will only pay your attorney if he or she secures financial compensation on your behalf.

Causes of Daycare Injuries

Negligence is the main cause of daycare injuries and the foundation for the majority of daycare injury lawsuits. Negligence refers to an individual or entity’s failure to act with an appropriate amount of care. What is appropriate depends on what a reasonably prudent party would do in the same or similar circumstances to prevent harm to others.

Daycare centers in San Antonio have a responsibility to protect the children in their care from accidents and injuries. Violations of this responsibility can result in many injury risks, including:

  • Contact with hot objects or steam
  • Defective toys or childcare items
  • Food-related incidents
  • Improper staff training
  • Inadequate child-to-staff ratio
  • Inadequate security measures
  • Inappropriate response to an emergency
  • Lack of child supervision
  • Lack of childproofing
  • Slip, trip and fall accidents
  • Swimming pool/water incidents
  • Transportation incidents
  • Unsafe or defective playground equipment

These are common risks and incidents that can occur when a daycare center falls short of its required duty of care. To recover financial compensation through a daycare injury lawsuit in Texas, the victim or plaintiff must show proof of a breach of the duty of care by the defendant. The defendant must have acted in a way that was careless, negligent, reckless or wanton and this must have resulted in the victim’s injuries.

Common Daycare Injuries

Not all child injuries are cause for alarm. Children may sustain minor bumps and bruises due to normal play at daycare. However, if your child was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, suffers from recurring injuries with no explanation or has injuries that are commonly associated with abuse, consider bringing a lawsuit to hold someone accountable.

Child injuries that may arise at a daycare center due to negligence include:

  • Accidental poisoning
  • Amputations
  • Back and spine injuries
  • Bite marks
  • Broken bones and greenstick fractures
  • Burn injuries
  • Cuts, abrasions and lacerations
  • Dislocations
  • Drowning injuries
  • Facial injuries
  • Head and skull injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Nerve damage
  • Scarring or permanent disfigurement
  • Soft-tissue injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries

Severe to catastrophic injuries are red flags that something is amiss at a daycare center, such as an unreasonably dangerous premises or staff members who are neglecting or abusing children. Your child may also give emotional and psychological signals that something is wrong, including fear of a certain place or person, signs of post-traumatic stress disorder, or bedwetting and regression.

Injuries Commonly Occurring at Daycare Playgrounds

Daycare playground injuries can stem from a facility failing to ensure the safety of its play areas and playground equipment or from negligent playground supervision. These are issues that should be prevented by a daycare center; if not, the facility can face legal responsibility (liability) for child injuries that arise, such as broken bones, pinch or crush injuries, and brain injuries. If a piece of playground equipment contained a manufacturing or design defect, a San Antonio product liability claim may be more appropriate.

How Our San Antonio Daycare Injury Lawyer Can Help

Hill Law Firm Accident and Injury Lawyers can use years of legal education, training and experience to help you navigate the claims process after a daycare injury in San Antonio. Our lawyers can thoroughly investigate your case, collect evidence of negligence or child abuse, fill out confusing claims paperwork, and take over insurance settlement negotiations on your behalf. During your legal claim, we will answer your questions and make sure your family has everything it needs to get through this difficult time.

Who Can Be Liable for a Daycare Injury?

Multiple parties could be named as defendants in a daycare injury case in San Antonio. A daycare center in San Antonio could potentially be held liable for a child’s injury if it is guilty of any of the following acts of negligence:

  • Breaking state or federal daycare regulations
  • Covering up known incidents of child neglect or abuse
  • Failing to comply with daycare safety rules
  • Failing to maintain a safe environment for children
  • Failing to properly train daycare employees
  • Ignoring health or safety complaints made by parents
  • Ignoring potential child safety risks or hazards
  • Skipping background checks on new hires
  • Violating daycare licensing standards

Other possible liable parties include specific members of the daycare center’s staff, a negligent property owner or the manufacturer of a defective product. Identifying the defendant(s) in your case is a task a daycare injury lawyer can help you complete.

Potential Damages Available in Your Case

A successful daycare injury claim in San Antonio could help your family move forward by reimbursing you for money spent on treating your child’s injuries and other losses suffered. A financial settlement or verdict could pay for the following:

  • Medical expenses and health care costs
  • Permanent disability or disfigurement
  • Parents’ lost wages from missing work
  • Lost enjoyment or quality of life
  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering
  • Mental health counseling bills
  • Funeral and burial costs if the incident results in wrongful death

The value of a child injury case in Texas will depend on the severity of the injuries and other factors. Discuss the potential value of your claim with our attorneys for more information.

Speak to Our San Antonio Daycare Injury Lawyer Today

If your child recently suffered an injury at a daycare center in San Antonio or the surrounding area and you suspect negligence or abuse, do not hesitate to contact Hill Law Firm to schedule a free case evaluation. Our lawyers can help you go up against a daycare center or another party in pursuit of justice and fair financial compensation. Call us at (210) 960-3939 today.

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