In most San Mateo families, both parents hold down full-time jobs. This means that the children of these families spend at least some time in a daycare facility. It is safe to say that most California daycare centers provide excellent care and strive to protect their vulnerable young clients. However, accidents can still happen, leaving children suffering from an injury.
Many daycare injuries are minor and require little more than a band-aid to treat. However, some injuries are much more severe and result in serious consequences for the entire family. Often, one parent must take time away from work to care for the injured child during recovery resulting in reduced income. This, combined with costly medical expenses, typically results in financial hardships.
Our lawyers want you to know that you have legal options after a negligent injury to help you overcome financial hardships. A successful premises liability claim is one such option that can lessen the financial burdens associated with your child’s injury. Let’s look at an example of when a premises liability claim may help.
Say that your child falls down a stairway and breaks his or her leg. If it turns out that the stairway is in poor condition or lacking a safety rail, the owner of the daycare may be liable for your child’s suffering. Filing a premises liability claim gives you the chance to seek compensation because of the owner’s negligence.
We invite you to reach out to our attorneys if you or a family member suffers an injury on someone else’s property. You may also continue reviewing our website and blog for additional information.