Orland Park Day Care Injuries Lawyers with Offices in Cook and DuPage Counties
Attorneys for Child Care Injuries to Children in Tinley Park, Homer Glen and Oak Forest
Selecting a day care facility or child care provider is one of the most important and difficult decisions you will ever make. Once you make a choice, you expect your child to receive kind, attentive care from professionals who have dedicated themselves to the well-being of children. In the course of a normal day at a child care facility, there are likely to be bumps and bruises, but sometimes, a child may be seriously injured due to the actions or negligence of the staff. If your child has been hurt at a day care center, Schwartz Injury Law can provide the guidance you need in holding the proper parties financially responsible.
The skilled lawyers at our firm have obtained many millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for injured victims, including children who have suffered injuries at school or day care. Our attorneys are known throughout the local legal community as hardworking victims’ advocates who understand how to get results. Members of our team have been honored with numerous awards and distinctions by various organizations and associations, including Leading Lawyers, Super Lawyers, the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, and Crain’s Chicago Business.
Day Care Injury Lawyers in Oak Lawn and Homer Glen
Most actionable injuries sustained by children at a day care center are caused by some type of negligence on behalf of the staff or administrators. In order for your claim to be successful, you will need to show that:
- The day care had a duty to keep your child safe;
- The day care breached that duty;
- The breach caused your child to suffer an injury; and
- The breach resulted in actual damages.
In other words, this means that with the help of your attorney, you will need to prove that the day care did not exercise the reasonable care necessary to prevent foreseeable harm to your child. For example, if your child fell down the stairs and broke his or her arm because a staff member left a protective gate open, the center could be held liable for your child’s medical expenses.
Willow Springs Attorneys Protecting the Rights of Children
At Schwartz Injury Law, we realize that day care centers often attempt to cut costs by reducing staff to dangerous levels or taking on more children than the staff can reasonably supervise. Overcrowded conditions and unsafe child-to-staff ratios can create situations where injuries are much more likely. Day care or child care facility injuries may be caused by:
- Negligent supervision which allows a child to go outside unattended;
- Choking on food or small objects;
- Slip and falls;
- Bullying, fights or physical altercations between children;
- Physical, verbal, or sexual abuse by staff members; and
- Playground accidents, including injuries from poorly maintained equipment.
Illinois law provides very specific standards that licensed day care and child care facilities must meet, most of which are intended to promote child safety. Failure to comply with these standards means that the owners and management of a facility may be held liable if a child under their care is injured as a result.
Call 708-888-2160 Today
If your child has been injured at a day care center, you may be wondering what to do next. The legal system can be very confusing and overwhelming, but we can help. Contact the Orland Park office of Schwartz Injury Law for a confidential consultation today. We will review your case and work with you in protecting your child’s rights and future. Call 708-888-2160 to schedule an appointment. Our firm is proud to represent clients in Tinley Park, Oak Lawn, Homer Glen, Oak Forest, Mokena, Palos Heights, Lemont, Frankfort, Willow Springs, and the surrounding areas.