Nowadays, it is common to have both parents working full-time, stimulating the need for day care facilities in North Carolina. Almost 11 million children spend their days in child care centers across the country. Choosing the right day care facility for your child can be a difficult decision. There are numerous factors to consider when choosing a day care center to watch over your child while you are at work, but your child’s safety is the No. 1 priority. If your child was injured under the supervision of a Greensboro day care center, that facility can be legally liable for your child’s injury.
Choosing the right law firm can also be a difficult decision. Our Greensboro day care accident lawyers have been representing children and their families for the past 20 years. Partner Arlene Auger is the lead counsel at Auger & Auger on all of our day care accident cases. These types of claims take a special touch since you are dealing with victims who may be too young to be able to understand or verbalize what happened. Having two children of her own in day care at one time, attorney Auger knows the concerns of her clients and the expectations that they have when they place their children’s safety in someone else’s hands.
Lack of supervision and understaffed facilities are the leading causes of day care accidents and injuries. When choosing a day care center, make sure there are enough adults staffed for the number of children cared for. A leading cause of child care accidents is due to lack of or insufficient supervision. Under North Carolina law, all day care centers must be licensed by the state and adhere to the regulations set forth by the Department of Human Resources.
Most day care accidents consist of minor accidents. However, a minor lapse of judgment can be dangerous or even fatal. In 2006, a 4-year-old boy in Texas was left in the car for an unknown period of time in 103-degree heat. He died due to the negligence of the day care facility that was accountable for his welfare. The day care staff member responsible for his death had an extensive criminal record. If your child was injured under the supervision of a day care facility, no matter how serious the injury, our Greensboro day care injury attorneys can help you find the facility accountable.
Auger & Auger has been protecting victims and their families of child day care center injuries for two decades. When you call our office, you will speak to one of our experienced attorneys who will discuss your case and explain your rights and options under North Carolina child care law. A consultation with one of our attorneys is always free, no matter how long the meeting lasts. If you retain our services, we will gather evidence to establish liability on behalf of the day care facility, investigate the staff and premises, and look into hiring records. Auger & Auger will not collect a legal fee unless we obtain a fair settlement on your behalf. We urge you to contact one of our Greensboro day care attorneys as soon as possible if your child was injured at a day care facility so we can start to build up your case and get the compensation you deserve.