Child Injury | Phoenix Personal Injury Law Blog
Being a parent is a rewarding, yet psychologically challenging experience. You want to be able to trust that your children are always being treated with care and respect in the event that you are not around to care for them yourself. It is because of this, that child care programs and daycare facilities should be places that you and your family can rely on to provide quality services, and a nurturing and uplifting environment for your child.
Daycare centers in Arizona are in a position of trust. Parents place their children in daycare when they must be away, typically while they are at work. These facilities have a duty to implement appropriate security measures to guard against dangers to the children in their care. When a child is injured due to daycare negligence, the facility may be held liable for damages.
Now that the schools are open and the school year has commenced, kids will be going on field trips. Inevitably, for every school field trip, there will be a waiver for you to sign, designed to protect the school from liability. Signed waiver notwithstanding, in the event of a serious accident or injury, the school district or another party may still be liable.
Choosing the best daycare for your child can be difficult. You want your son or daughter to be in an environment with the highest health and safety standards that also provides activities that are fun – while still supporting learning. The cost of the center is can also be a concern. Your basic options may be choosing between an in-home daycare center and a corporate daycare center.
Every parent’s greatest fear is that of their children being harmed or abused, especially in their younger years when they’re completely innocent and defenseless. Mothers and fathers who work face a difficult challenge with young children: Finding the right daycare provider. Many daycare centers are clean, safe, educational, and provide loving care to the children left with them. Some others, unfortunately, are far less safe for children. We often find centers that have untrained employees, too few employees, unsafe or unsanitary facilities, and many other problems that could lead to child abuse and neglect.
Gyms today are offering daycare centers, where busy parents can drop off their children before a workout. This may be a great amenity; however, you should be aware that the state does not regulate drop-off daycare centers in Arizona. Before entrusting a gym daycare with the care and safety of your child, take the time to investigate the center and its staff.
Two Mesa elementary school students were physically and emotionally abused last week when their bus driver deliberately slammed on the brakes and yelled obscenities at them. No other children were present, but the bus surveillance camera caught the whole incident on tape.
School should be a safe place for your child, but often, it isn’t. If your child has special needs, he or she faces many additional challenges, including one that no child should ever face: an increased risk of being abused. Breyer Law Offices, P.C., wants to share what you should do if you suspect your son or daughter is being mistreated at school, a daycare center, a group home, or another institute.
We read about it in the news all the time: Children left in hot cars who then suffer terrible heat injuries or tragically die. The stories tell us about parents and caregivers who accidentally forget children in the car, or who think they have enough time to run into a store and grab a few items before the car gets too hot.
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