Roswell Day Care Abuse and Neglect
Making the decision to have someone else care for your child is not an easy one, but for many families in north Georgia it is a necessary one. These facilities take on an enormous responsibility and when the children in their care are injured through neglect or abuse, the consequences can be devastating. Georgia law requires that daycare facilities carry insurance to cover their liability in case of accidents, but when a child is abused or injured because of neglect, their families may be entitled to financial compensation for medical care, therapies, replacement care, and pain and suffering.
Call the Law Offices of Casey Stevens for a free consultation: 770-408-6364
Abuse can take on many forms – physical, sexual, emotional, and neglect. There is no amount of money that can justify the harm of a child, but a lawsuit can help the family care for their child and punish the facility or individuals responsible. If you fear that your child has been injured because of the care that they received at a Roswell area daycare, contact our office today for a free case evaluation.
There are many different signs to watch for in your child’s appearance or behavior that can alert you to possible abuse. Recognizing these signs and reporting them is crucial in ending abuse. Some warning signs for abuse include:
- Complaints of pain
- Explanations of pain that don’t make sense
- Cuts, abrasions, bruises and lacerations
- Vacant or frozen stare
- Fear when faced with adult contact of any kind
- Burn marks or scalding
- Difficulty in walking or sitting
If you discover that your child has been abused at the hands of those entrusted to care for them, you will no doubt feel betrayed, angry, and helpless. Your best retaliation is a legal one, and Casey Stevens can help.
Neglect is the most common form of abuse. Failure to provide the safest environment possible or simply not paying attention to the children can result in serious injuries. The most common daycare safety hazards are:
- child safety gates
- window blind cords
- drawstrings in children's clothing
- being left on a daycare bus
- playground surface
- playground maintenance
- recalled child products
According to one national study, as many as 65% of the facilities surveyed demonstrated at least one of the above safety hazards.Casey Stevens can Help
Attorney Stevens knows that your decision to seek financial compensation for your child is fraught with emotions. When you call our office, we will arrange for Mr. Stevens to meet with you personally in any of our six metro Atlanta offices, in the privacy of your home, or in your child’s hospital room – wherever is most convenient and comfortable for you and your child. In this no cost, no obligation, case evaluation, Mr. Stevens will listen to the details of your claim and provide his expert legal opinion of your options going forward. If you have received a settlement offer from the facility’s insurance provider, he can help you determine if pursuing a civil case is in your best interests. His ten years as an insurance claims manager and additional four years as legal counsel for the insurance industry have given him a unique insight into how these firms operate. He uses that information to provide his clients with the best possible advice in dealing with them to get the settlements that they deserve. We represent all of our cases on contingency – we pay for the investigation of your claim and hire any necessary experts to help us fight for our clients. We do not charge you until your case is completed and your payment is in hand. You should be focused on helping your child recover from their injuries; let us concentrate on getting you the financial recovery that you deserve.
Has someone you loved suffered injury or neglect in a Roswell Day Care?
Contact us online or call us today for a complimentary case evaluation: 770-408-6364