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  • Regulations: California daycares must adhere to strict standards including emergency preparedness, specific staff-to-children ratios, and safe storage of hazardous materials to ensure child safety.
  • Liability: Daycare facilities may be held liable if they neglect their duty of care and cause a child’s injuries. Claimants must prove the daycare’s duty, breach of duty, causation, and resulting damages.
  • Damages: Victims can pursue compensation for a variety of damages including medical costs, lost wages, and emotional distress, depending on the severity of injuries and other details.
  • Why Hire a Lawyer: Callahan & Blaine provides comprehensive guidance through the claims process, utilizing their extensive experience in insurance and trial litigation to enhance claim success.
  • Call us at (714) 241-4444 or fill out a contact form today for a consultation.

Sending your child to daycare can be a convenient option for working parents. However, when you put your child’s care in the hands of a daycare, you trust them to follow California safety laws and keep your child safe. Unfortunately, many daycare providers neglect this responsibility, causing injuries to children. If a negligent Los Angeles daycare has caused harm to your child, you may feel heartbroken but unsure how to seek justice. Our Callahan & Blaine daycare injury lawyers in Los Angeles are here to help hold the daycare accountable and achieve compensation for your losses.

In our 40 years as a law firm, we have handled many complex and high-value claims, so you can trust us to take on your case and develop a personalized plan tailored to your unique needs. Our robust team of 29 lawyers all have at least eight years of experience, giving us the skills, knowledge, and resources to take on your daycare injury claim. We provide unmatched, comprehensive services that cover every aspect of your case so you can focus on your child with peace of mind that your claim is being handled with the utmost care and attention.

California Daycare Laws That May Apply to Your Claim

To become a licensed daycare facility in California, providers must meet specific qualifications and maintain certain requirements to provide a safe environment for children. If a daycare facility failed to meet these regulations, they may be liable for child injuries. Some of these regulations that may apply to your daycare injury claim include the following:

  • Emergency Preparation: All Los Angeles daycares must have well-stocked first aid kits available and easy to access, and emergency phone numbers must be posted by every phone. Additionally, staff should be certified in pediatric first aid in case of an emergency.
  • Staff-To-Children Ratio: For children aged six weeks to 18 months, there must be one staff member for every four children and no more than 12 children per area. This ratio changes as children get older, but it does not go higher than one teacher for every 14 children once the children are five years old.
  • Storage Safety: Daycare facilities must store cleaning supplies and other dangerous materials securely and safely so no child can access them.

Our knowledgeable LA daycare injury lawyers at Callahan & Blaine can help you better understand the requirements daycare facilities must meet, if they apply to your claim, and if the daycare is legally licensed. 

Elements of a Los Angeles Daycare Injury Claim

If a daycare facility or staff member neglects their duty to care for your child and protect their safety, causing an injury, you have the right to file a claim and pursue compensation. However, the legal process can be overwhelming. Our Callahan & Blaine lawyers guide you through every step of the process, managing every element of your claim.

Proving Fault

As the party filing a claim against a daycare facility, you are responsible for fulfilling the burden of proof. This means your case must contain evidence that clearly demonstrates the following:

  • The liable party owed your child a duty to care for their safety.
  • They breached this duty by acting negligently.
  • This negligence directly caused your child’s injuries.
  • Your child’s injuries resulted in damages.

We thoroughly investigate your case, gathering vital information, such as medical records, video footage, witness testimony, and maintenance records, to prove these points and hold the liable party accountable.

Damages

The impact of daycare injuries often goes beyond physical, as they can affect your life emotionally and financially. You should not have to pay for the losses you and your child have faced, so our Los Angelesdaycare injury lawyers work hard to calculate your claim’s worth accurately. Depending on your child’s injuries, you may recover the following costs:

  • Past, present, and future medical bills
  • Caregiving costs
  • Lost wages from missed work
  • Physical therapy
  • Prescribed medications
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Disability or disfigurement
  • Reduced quality of life

When building your claim, we include information such as medical bills, receipts, invoices, pay stubs, and tax returns to convey the damages you and your child suffered due to the liable party’s negligence.

Why Contact a Lawyer to Help With Your Los Angeles Daycare Injury Claim?

Dealing with insurance adjusters and the claim process after your child has suffered injuries at daycare can be daunting, but you do not have to face it alone. With the help of the 29-lawyer team at Callahan & Blaine, you can focus on what matters most. We handle every aspect of your claim with our comprehensive support, increasing your chance of a successful outcome in the following ways:

  • Insurance Insight: Our managing partner, Edward Susolik, is one of the country’s leading insurance experts, handling over 1,500 medications in 33 years. This knowledge uniquely positions us to take on your claim and develop a personalized, innovative strategy. 
  • Trial Experience: We are trial lawyers at our core, so if your claim needs to go to court, we are fully prepared to utilize our litigation skills.
  • Record Breakers: With our insurance knowledge and trial experience, we have achieved unprecedented results for Los Angeles victims, including the largest personal injury settlement in U.S. history worth $50 million.

In addition to taking your legal burdens off your plate, we work efficiently to file your claim within California’s two-year statute of limitations. This allows you to take the time to care for your child while taking advantage of your opportunity to fight for your rights.

Learn More About Seeking Justice for a Daycare Injury With the Dedicated Lawyers in Los Angeles at Callahan & Blaine

When a daycare facility breaches your trust and harms your child, you may feel devastated. At Callahan & Blaine, we understand these frustrations and fight tirelessly for the justice you deserve. Our large team of attorneys communicates with you from the beginning so you can better understand your rights and legal options.

We proudly provide exceptional services to Los Angeles daycare injury victims, starting with a consultation where we listen to your story and understand your needs. To schedule yours, give us a call at (714) 241-4444 or fill out our contact form.