Kingwood, TX Personal Injury Lawyer
Every day tens of thousands of Texas parents entrust their child’s care to daycare providers, either at a daycare center or private daycare based out of the provider’s home. Unfortunately sometimes that trust is misplaced, and the result is a child who becomes a victim of daycare abuse – either physical, emotional or sexual abuse, or who suffers an injury due to neglect.
If you believe that your child has been abused or injured by his or her daycare provider, pick up the phone and call the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services at 1-800-252-5400 to report the abuse immediately.
Standards for Texas Daycare Centers
Texas law imposes minimum standards on the operation of all child care centers. Part of those standards require that children in daycare centers are supervised at all times. This means that each child’s assigned caregiver is accountable for her care, which includes:
- Responsibility for ongoing activities;
- Maintaining appropriate visual and auditory awareness;
- Maintaining physical proximity;
- Knowledge of each child’s activity requirements and specific needs; and
- Intervening when necessary to ensure the child’s safety.
The amount of supervision required for each child is dependent upon the child’s age, abilities, layout of the daycare center and neighborhood characteristics.
Anybody who has children knows that accidents happen. Children fall, they get into things that they shouldn’t, they sometimes hit and bite – and it all seems to happen in the split-second you looked the other way.
But sometimes, accidents and injuries occur because of the daycare provider’s negligence and failure to adhere to the minimum safety standards imposed by law. They were understaffed, did not adequately maintain play equipment, did not keep dangerous chemicals out of the children’s reach, or failed to properly screen employees to keep dangerous sex offenders away from your child. In cases where the daycare provider’s negligence resulted in injury or death to your child, you may be entitled to damages. Though it cannot erase the damage done to your child, it can help provide peace of mind and ensure that you have the financial means to pay for any future medical or therapy costs that may be necessary as a result of the injury or abuse.
Kingwood, Texas Personal Injury Lawyer Fighting for your Child
If your child has been injured as a result of daycare abuse, call the Kingwood, Texas personal injury lawyers at Baumgartner Law Firm are ready to fight for your child. For almost three decades we have handled thousands of Kingwood, Texas personal injury cases, including those resulting from daycare abuse. Our personalized service has resulted in our clients recovering hundreds of thousands of dollars for their injuries.
If your child has been injured or killed as the result of daycare abuse, contact the Kingwood, Texas personal injury lawyers at Baumgartner Law firm. Complete our convenient web form, or call our office at (281) 587-1111 to schedule a free initial consultation.