When you send your child off to daycare or camp, you are trusting others with their care. This can be a frightening prospect. You cannot possibly know everyone your child will come into contact with and unfortunately injuries do happen.
If your child is injured, then the main question is this: Is someone else at fault? It may be that your day care or camp provider is negligent in the injury, or it may be that the injury was simply an accident. Read on to learn about the difference between the two. Then contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.
Step One: Get Medical Care for Your Child
First and foremost, it is essential that you get your child the needed medical care. Your immediate reasons for doing so is to ensure that your child is safe. Do not assume that their injuries are minor or that they will heal on their own – get your child seen by their doctor.
The second reason you are doing this is to build a personal injury claim. In order to win your case, you will need evidence that your child was injured and that there were financial and emotional damages. The financial damages include your child’s medical care.
Step Two: Gather Evidence
Next, write down everything you can about the injury. Take pictures of it. Keep all medical records. Write down what happened in a journal. Write down pain levels every night. Get names and phone numbers of witnesses who can provide testimony about what happened. The more information you gather, the better able you will be to get the compensation your child deserves.
Step Three: Talk to the Daycare Personnel or Summer Camp Personnel
It is worth giving them a chance to tell their side of the story. You should also record this conversation and make sure they know that you are doing so. They may end up admitting to fault inadvertently. For example, they are legally responsible for having the minimum required amount of staff present. If they did not, and blame the injury on that, then you may have a valid claim.
Step Four: Call a Personal Injury Attorney
Once you have the official story of the daycare provider, along with all the evidence of the injury, it is time to find out what your legal options are. It may be that the injury is covered by waivers you were required to sign before dropping your child off. However, it could also be that some of the language in the waiver was unlawful and you still have a case.
It is worth contacting The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation. We will listen to your story, listen to what the daycare or camp has to say, and offer our legal advice. There is no reason to wait – call us now and let us get started.