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Failure to Maintain a Safe Environment

Our Atlanta Daycare Negligence Attorneys Can Fight for You

Daycare providers have a duty to provide a safe and nurturing environment to the children and families they serve. This includes all indoor and outdoor facilities, as well as the equipment, materials, or products they contain. A safe environment involves one that is clean, secured, and adequately supervised.

Occasionally, providers breach this duty of care, resulting in the injuries of children. If your child attended a daycare facility that failed to maintain a safe environment and was harmed as a result, the Atlanta daycare negligence attorneys at Jenkins Utley, P.C. can help you fight for justice. We strive to hold the responsible parties accountable for your child’s suffering, as well as the consequences suffered by your entire family.

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How to Select a Safe Daycare

Parents or guardians of children should inspect daycares and tour potential facilities before signing children up for care. There are clear indicators of safe and unsafe daycares and knowing what to look for can help you avoid issues.

When selecting a daycare, there are important questions to ask during your initial visit:

  • Are there working fire alarms, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors?
  • Is the daycare center free of tripping hazards (i.e. torn rugs, loose mats, etc.)?
  • How often are fire drills performed and are evacuation routes posted somewhere?
  • Do doors leading outside have safety latches?
  • How recent was the last inspection report and are the reports available to view?
  • Are there any broken toys inside or unsafe play equipment outside?
  • Does the playground have an impact-absorbing material on the ground?
  • Is there proper fencing around the outdoor play area?
  • Are younger and older children separated?
  • How often are toys and other equipment disinfected? (Try picking up a random toy.)
  • How close are eating areas to diaper changing stations/restrooms?
  • Are any medications, cleaning products, or other toxic substances accessible by children?
  • Do cabinets, doors, windows, and outlets have standard childproofing mechanisms?
  • Is crib padding tight and firm?

These are just some of the questions parents should ask themselves and the supervisors while visiting a daycare prior to employing its services. Keep in mind that each facility is different, so factors to consider may vary based on age-appropriateness.

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When daycare centers fail to maintain a safe environment, children may go missing, be injured, or suffer ill-treatment. Always ensure your facility is licensed, insured, and in good condition. Additionally, observe the general demeanor of the staff and caregivers. Do they seem to enjoy working at this daycare facility? How do they interact with the children? These indicators can help you determine the overall quality of the daycare facility.

If your child has been harmed in any way due to unsafe conditions at a daycare facility, the Atlanta daycare negligence lawyers at Jenkins Utley, P.C. can help. Your family may be owed compensation for any damages incurred, including medical expenses, on-going treatment, pain and suffering, and any other strains that may have been put on your child or family. Our compassionate team is here to help. We offer one-on-one legal guidance, empathetic support, and uncompromising representation in and out of the courtroom.

Need a daycare negligence attorney in Atlanta or nearby? Call our firm at (404) 334-3013 or fill out an online contact form today to get started with your free initial consultation.

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