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Negligent Child Supervision

When someone else is hired to care for your children, you hope he or she would do so to the best of his or her abilities. Your children are important and you want them monitored and safe at all times. You trust someone will work to ensure your child's safety. However, sometimes those in charge can be negligent and accidents can happen.

Whether it is a mild fall or your child is seriously injured, the babysitter or daycare could be found liable. If your child is injured because of a negligent daycare provider or an at-home babysitter, he or she deserves justice. If you were forced to pay medical bills as a result of negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

Brevard County Negligent Child Supervision Attorney

The health and safety of your child is a serious concern. If someone is in charge of caring for your child and fails to do so out of negligence, that person should be held responsible. If your child was injured at a daycare facility or with a babysitter, contact a Melbourne negligent child supervision attorney at The Law Offices of James B. Coulter.

Call (321) 586-9944 to schedule a free case evaluation. The Law Offices of James B. Coulter represents clients throughout Brevard County, including Melbourne, Palm Bay, Viera, Cocoa Beach, Merritt Islands, Titusville, Cape Canaveral and the surrounding cities.

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Common Situations Involving Child Negligence

Any situation where your child is in the care of another could be risky. If your daycare provider or babysitter does not monitor your child, he or she could be injured. Also, if your child is enrolled in school and takes a field trip, the school official leading the trip is responsible for his or her safety.

Some ways children could be injured as a result of negligent child supervision include:

  • Broken bones
  • Severe bruises
  • Burns
  • Food poisoning
  • Eating or drinking dangerous items
  • Bullying or fighting with other children

In some cases, the negligence could cause much more serious injuries. If your child wanders into the street or into a daycare drop-off zone, he or she could be hit by a passing car. However, if the daycare had the proper supervision, the accident may have been avoided.

The worst thing that could happen is that your child goes missing while in the care of another person. If the babysitter lost your child while playing at the park, the child could be in danger, or even worse, be kidnapped. Even if the child was not injured in the incident, it can be emotionally scarring.

Just one moment of negligence on the part of a caretaker could make the difference to a child's safety. If someone is responsible for your child and he or she is injured, that person can be held liable. Discuss your unique case with an experienced Central Florida personal injury attorney at The Law Offices of James B. Coulter.

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Spotting Negligence at Melbourne-Area Childcare Providers

Cases of negligent child supervision have become headline news throughout the country in recent years. If is important to do research before hiring someone to care for your children. Even after your child is in his or her care, it is crucial you look for any signs of abuse. Communication with the babysitter and with your child is the key to knowing if you have a negligent daycare or babysitter.

Be sure to ask the babysitter or daycare employees how your child's day went, including his or her behavior and if there were any issues or concerns. Be sure to ask for specific details. He or she should know your child's personality and should be capable of explaining.

Children often are how parents can determine if the babysitter is adequate. If the child mentions something out of the ordinary, be sure to pay attention to what is being said. If your child mentions field trips that were not planned or being harassed by other children, make sure you get answers.

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Finding a Negligent Child Supervision Lawyer in Brevard County

Babysitters and child care professionals do not have to be bad at their jobs for accidents to happen. However, they are responsible for the children and their well being. If your child was injured because of negligence, contact a Melbourne personal injury attorney at The Law Offices of James B. Coulter. Call (321) 586-9944 to schedule a free case evaluation.

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