THE PERAZZO LAW FIRM SHARES INSIGHT FOR UNDERSTANDING DAYCARE ACCIDENTS
Daycare centers and nursery schools are responsible for a parent’s greatest treasure, their children
In Miami, Jonathan Perazzo, founder of the Perazzo Law Firm and father of two, understands the safety measures and precautions that daycare centers and nursery school must apply to prevent infants from suffering personal injury while under their care. Daycare center operators are responsible for the staff they hire and the infrastructure of their facilities. Any failure to prevent avoidable daycare center accidents may lead to a personal injury lawsuit on behalf of a child’s legal guardians. Daycare centers and nursery schools are also responsible for the staff they hire and the way they conduct themselves when dealing with children. Misconduct can include negligence through lack of attention or any kind of mental or physical abuse on behalf of a daycare center staff member or worker. If you are the parent or legal guardian of a child that has suffered bodily harm or mental abuse while at a daycare center, contact the Perazzo Law Firm ONLINE for a FREE initial consultation and ZERO OUT-OF-POCKET FEES to clients.
Common Daycare or Nursery Home Accidents and Negligence
Toys: Not all toys are safe and even safe toys can become dangerous over time. Many daycare center and nursery school accidents occur when children stick toys or toy parts in their mouths. Choking and intoxication are the number one result of broken or old toys found in daycare centers and nursery schools. When a child is injured because of toys, such as stuffed dolls, building blocks, rocking horses, or even electronic devises, the staff member responsible for the child may be at fault for negligence. The daycare center operator may also be at fault if measures were not taken to prevent an accident by not inspecting the playthings within reach of the children at the daycare center or nursery school.
Infrastructure: like any business establishment that welcomes clients or customers, they must be safe and meet safety measures and requirements. In the case of daycare centers and nursery homes, failure to deliver safe conditions for infants may be considered a breach of duty according to premises liability laws. Building structures and furnishings such as tables, chairs, rugs, carpets, swings, cribs, lighting fixtures, power outlets, etc., must meet safety standards in order to prevent incidents by eliminating foreseeable threats to children.
Transportation Accidents and Negligence: Warm weather is common in Florida, but sadly, children are often left unattended and forgotten inside buses and other vehicles used to transport children, mainly because they fall asleep. Being left behind because of negligence by the daycare center supervisor can result in a lawsuit on behalf the child’s legal guardians. The Perazzo Law Firm informs that vehicles used to transport children, must be fitted with proper seating for the child’s age. There are guidelines aimed at safeguarding children when aboard a daycare center transportation vehicle.
Recent Daycare Center Negligence in the News
CHILD GIVEN TO STRANGER AT A DAYCARE CENTER
Daycare center assistants giving babies to strangers in not a rare occasion in Florida. Just recently, a seven-month-old baby was handed over to a stranger instead of its mother. The child’s mother immediately contacted the police in a state of absolute distress after finding out that her son was not in the daycare center and was handed over to a stranger. This is a perfect example of negligence on behalf of the daycare center’s staff, who failed to ask for identification before handing the child over. Fortunately, the child, who was taken by a woman, was returned shortly after. Nevertheless, the daycare center’s license was revoked and pending an investigation.