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Charleston Childcare Accident Lawyer

Daycare has seemed to take an abrupt turn over the past couple of decades; from a few licensed facilities in commercial districts to childcare homes spread through neighborhood proximate to school zones.

The Charleston childcare accident lawyer team at Auger & Auger is dedicated to providing a thorough investigation into any incident where your child has been neglected or harmed. We will pursue a civil court case on your behalf in order that you may receive compensation for your child’s injury, medical treatment charges (past, present and future), therapy, and pain and suffering as well.

Charleston Child Care Accident Attorney

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The Childcare Laws in Charleston

We hear news stories about negligence, abuse, or injuries taking place in childcare facilities – and the fairly rapid shutdowns that follow. But not much is said about consequences, meeting reopening requirements, and when it is safe to return. Childcare homes are hardly ever mentioned in the media and the public seems unaware that the regulations are actually the same as the institutions we have relied on so long.

You have a right to know the statutes in South Carolina code law for the childcare homes and facilities, and to know what to expect.

The purpose of Chapter 13 of Title 63 of South Carolina code law is to establish minimum regulations for the care and protection of children placed in childcare facilities; to ensure the laws are maintained; and to approve the administration and enforcement necessary to regulate these conditions. You can see the full extent of the regulations at these links.

Under this section (63:13-620) those who regularly care for up to 6 children of more than 1 unrelated family in their home must register with the Department of Social Services (DSS); which must be annually renewed. The home must have a working, listed phone number and must pass fire, sanitation and childcare licensing inspections to qualify. The operator must have First Aid and CPR certification, and all family members 15+ years old and any other caregivers must pass state and federal fingerprint checks. Additionally, 3 letters of reference plus zoning board approval are required.

Choosing Your Charleston Childcare Accident Lawyer

Once you have read through these pertinent areas of law regulating a childcare home or facility – and the eligibility requirements of their caregivers – it becomes quite clear how closely this service is governed in our state. It is, however, up to the parents to request proof of these certifications and report any observations of unseemly conduct or abuse.

As a family firm, Auger & Auger is especially committed to making sure our community’s children are not harmed by unlicensed or unqualified facilities in which you have placed your loved ones. If your child has been harmed or mistreated during their hours under a caregiver’s watch, we want to know about it. Please contact us at your very first opportunity, and receive a free consultation and a Zero-Fee Guaranty; i.e. you pay nothing until we settle your case.
Call (843) 751-4690 today for your free consultation, with no fees due until recovery!

The list of prior client settlement results and client reviews/testimonials, do not constitute a promise of any particular result in any particular case, as each and every case is unique. Each case was handled on its own merit, and the outcome of any case cannot be predicted by a lawyer or law firms past results.

If a recovery or settlement by trial is made, the client will be responsible for costs advanced in addition to attorney fees. Client remains responsible for costs, expenses and disbursements, including medical bills, within the scope of representation. The attorney’s contingency percentage will be computed prior to the deduction of expenses from the total recovery.

The principal office for Auger & Auger Law Firm is located at 717 S. Torrence St., Suite 101, Charlotte, NC. The attorneys and staff of Auger & Auger Law Firm work and process all of the firm’s files at the principal office location in Charlotte, NC. Other office locations listed on our website are satellite offices that are not staffed daily. Satellite offices are operated for the convenience of our clients and who live outside of the Charlotte, NC metro area and are unable to meet with us at our principal office location. All meetings at our satellite offices must be made by appointment only. Phone numbers for satellite offices forward to our principle office location in Charlotte, NC.