When you choose a daycare in Flagstaff, child injuries are the last thing on your mind. But as Arizona child injury attorneys with years of experience in handling children’s accident cases, we know all too well how common it is for a child to be hurt while in a daycare facility. This doesn’t mean that you should lock your children away at home, however. Ask your day care questions. Ensure that your daycare:
- Has properly sealed off or blocked all stairwells;
- Does not have furniture that could be easily climbed or tipped over;
- Does not have loose-lying cords around the floors;
- Cleans up toys regularly;
- Maintains rugs, carpeting, and other flooring to ensure safety and to reduce trip hazards; and
- Has a safety plan in place to handle choking, broken toys, and other hazards.
Statistics on Flagstaff Child Injuries in Daycares
Every year, Flagstaff daycare child injuries contribute to the more than 200,000 injuries recorded by emergency rooms that are caused by falls from playground equipment, according to Daycare.com. More than 70 percent of these playground injuries occurred in public places like daycares, with less than 30 percent occurring in a home play environment. Most injuries in daycares occur outside and on playground equipment and more than 70 percent of injuries occur in the late spring months and through the summer. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the leading cause of injuries to children under the age of 14 and, in many cases, these unintentional injuries occur in out of home childcare situations.
How a Flagstaff Child Injuries Attorney Can Help
If you live in Flagstaff, child injuries cases can be difficult to prove since you may need to prove negligence on the part of the caregiver. A personal injury attorney with experience in daycare safety regulations may be able to help you. The Husband and Wife Law Team works with families of injured children to get a settlement covering medical care for the injured child, time off work for parents to care for their children, and additional damages where applicable. We evaluate every aspect of the case and do on site visits to look for the safety violations that caused your child’s injuries. If your child was injured at a daycare and you need someone to help you get the recompense you deserve from the caregiver, a free case evaluation with the attorneys at Breyer Law, P.C. can help clarify your case. Call us today for help.