When you drop your child off at daycare in Texas, you need assurance that you’re leaving your child in a safe, hygienic place. Accidents can happen at any time, especially when young children are involved. Here are some tips on determining whether your child’s daycare is safe.
How do you know if you’ve found a safe daycare for your child?
Before you choose a daycare, see how many adults they have working at the facility. Having a good adult-to-child ratio can greatly reduce the risk of daycare injuries. Ask the staff how many children they have per day and how many caregivers cover each shift.
You should also check out the building to make sure it’s safe for your child. A good daycare facility is clean, hygienic and fully childproofed. Make sure that the staff practice good hand-washing habits and encourage the children to always stay clean. You can also tour the facility to make sure that outlets are covered, toys and furniture are in good condition and the staff supervises the children at all times.
Many parents don’t realize that they could sue their child’s daycare facility after an injury. If your child gets seriously injured and you believe that the staff could have prevented it, talk to a personal injury attorney.
When should you hire an attorney?
When you drop your child off at daycare, the staff is responsible for looking after your child’s safety. Negligent staff members can contribute to incidents of falls, scrapes, burns, broken bones and other injuries. Your child could also fall ill if they get into toxic chemicals. An attorney could help you hold the facility accountable and prevent this kind of recklessness from happening again. Even if you signed a liability waiver, an attorney might be able to help you approach the case from a different angle.