Thousands of parents depend on daycare centers to supervise and take care
of their kids, awarding temporary custody to daycare center staff. While
most children in daycare centers do not experience any form of harm or
are exposed to hazardous conditions on the
premises, there are some instances where injuries happen because of negligence.
Daycare center employees and managers are required to provide reasonable
care and protection to kids under their supervision. When staff members
fail to uphold this obligation and this breach of care results in a child’s
injury, then they can be liable to provide monetary damages to the child
and their family.
The elements of a day care personal injury claim include:
- The daycare center has a duty of care owed to the children under their
- The daycare center breaches its duty of care.
- The breach is the direct and proximate cause of a minor child’s injury.
- The cause of injury is easily preventable by daycare employees and management.
- Proof of the nature of a child’s damages.
To prove “direct and proximate cause,” parents need to show
that the daycare center’s breach of its duty of care is the main
reasons by their child suffered an injury. In order for an act to be considered
as negligent, the event causing the child’s injury must be foreseeable
If your child suffered an injury in a daycare caused by a negligent worker
contact our Richmond, VA personal injury attorney at
Halperin Law Center and schedule a
free consultation today.