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Leaving your child in the care of someone else is difficult enough, but if your child is harmed by negligence on the part of the daycare facility, it is a devastating outcome. After all, you trusted – and hired – this entity that specifically provides care to small children to keep your child safe, and now he or she has been harmed as a direct result. If this is the situation you find yourself in, don’t delay discussing your concerns with an experienced daycare accident attorney – serving both Richardson, Texas and Las Cruces, New Mexico.  


Common Daycare Accidents

Children are highly energetic and busy little people. As such, they need constant supervision and a safe environment in which to be cared for. Daycares shoulder immense responsibility toward this end, and some of the most common areas of concern include:

  • Accidents on the playground 

  • Indoor accidents

  • Accidents related to drop off and pick up

Accidents on the Playground

A playground is a great place for little ones to run off some of that boundless energy, but when the playground itself isn’t up to safety standards, it can be the source of serious injuries. Consider the following:

  • When the surface the playground is constructed on is unyielding, it makes serious injuries more likely.

  • Equipment that isn’t well maintained is a safety hazard. 

  • Playground equipment that becomes dangerously hot in the sun is a hazard for children.

  • Equipment that is poorly designed can prove life-threatening. Examples include designs with small openings that can trap children and designs with sharp edges that can cut, puncture, and scar children.

  • No matter how safe the playground’s design and construction are, if it isn’t adequately monitored, children are at serious risk.

Indoor Accidents

The indoors can also present very serious dangers for your child, including:

  • Easy access to sharp scissors and other dangerous tools and/or toxins

  • Freshly washed floors or spills left untended that can cause serious slip and fall accidents

  • Lack of adequate supervision

  • Hygiene issues

Accidents Related to Drop-Offs and Pickups

Whenever children are around cars, hypervigilance is critical. Traditionally, parents have walked in to drop off and pick up their children at daycare, but the pandemic has altered our practices, and many daycares have implemented the drop-off and pickup system, which leaves children more vulnerable when the staff is anything less than hyper-aware of the danger involved. Further, if the playground and the parking lot are in close proximity, it can also spell trouble.

  

Turn to an Experienced Daycare Accident Attorney for the Help You Need

If your child has been harmed due to his or her daycare’s negligence, the resourceful daycare accident attorneys at Salam & Associates – proudly serving both Richardson, Texas, and Las Cruces, New Mexico – are committed to skillfully advocating for a resolution that allows your child to reach his or her fullest recovery. To learn more about how we can help you, please don’t wait to contact or call us at 866-640-8998 to schedule your free consultation today.

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