In need of an Indian Land Daycare/Childcare Negligence Lawyer?
At David W. Martin Law Group, our Indian Land personal injury lawyers know that every parent’s biggest fear is something bad happening to their children. As parents, we know we cannot control their every move, or the cause of every potential bump and bruise, but we can keep a sharp eye on our kids and guide them to make intelligent decisions when we are not around.
The problem is, between the ages of zero and five, they simply may not know when they are being abused, endangered, or neglected, especially by people in a position of trust. That is what makes relying on South Carolina childcare professionals so difficult. While most daycare facilities and private caretakers love our kids just as we would, others may be putting our most vulnerable loved ones in harm’s way.
If your child has been injured or tragically taken from you while attending daycare, contact our Lancaster County childcare negligence and injury attorneys to discuss your case today. We care about you, your children, and the harm you have been caused, and want to help keep these difficult circumstances from happening to other South Carolina parents and their families while seeking justice for yours.
Who Can Be Held Liable for Daycare and Childcare Injuries and Fatalities in South Carolina?
Our daycare and childcare abuse and neglect attorneys in South Carolina know that working parents need help with their children year around. While the parents of smaller kids are awaiting their turn to enroll in school full time, daycare is an important part of their day-to-day lives.
In addition, parents of older kids who are in school may require before or after-school care, which means they must rely on public and private programs to pick up the hours between when school starts, lets out, and the parents can leave work.
This means the time your kids spend away from you can add up quickly. And, in addition to feeling guilty about leaving your children in someone else’s care, you also must be on the lookout for injuries, abuse, or neglect that can occur when they are away.
Some of the most common issues that arise at daycare and childcare facilities in South Carolina may include, but are not limited to:
- Improper supervision.
- Unqualified, inattentive, or abusive instructors.
- Lack of employee screening.
- Accidents involving other children.
- Improper staffing ratios.
- Unsafe premises, toys, and equipment.
- Unsanitary classrooms.
- Sexual assaults by adults or other children in the facility’s care.
- Failure to adhere to a child’s dietary needs, causing severe allergic reactions.
When these issues arise, the liable party, or a combination of parties, may include the instructors for directly causing harm to the child(ren) or the daycare or childcare facility or its parent company that is responsible for the safety of the kids left in their care.
If your child has been injured or tragically lost their life while under the care of a South Carolina daycare provider, we want to hear your story, so we can help pursue the legal remedies necessary to bring justice to your family — and ensure other children do not suffer injuries or death from childcare negligence.
We also focus on the following practice areas:
- Auto Accident
- Kratom Injuries & Fatalities
- Ezricare Artificial Tears Recall
- Drunk Driving
- Hit and Run Accidents
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Truck Accident
- Wrongful Death
How Will I Know If My Child is Being Hurt or Neglected While Attending Daycare in South Carolina?
Our South Carolina childcare abuse and neglect attorneys at the David W. Martin Law Group know the last thing any parent wants to consider is the unthinkable notion that someone is hurting or neglecting their child — especially when it is a daycare facility they are trusting with their well-being.
Unfortunately, as parents, and personal injury lawyers, we understand that part of keeping our kids safe is identifying potential signs of abuse or neglect, so we can stop it in its tracks and hold the liable parties accountable for their unspeakable actions.
Some of the most common signs of childcare abuse or neglect begin with changes in the child’s behavior, which may include:
- Becoming shy or withdrawn.
- Regressive behavior, including clinginess, bed wetting, thumb sucking, or excessive crying.
- Flinching in response to your movements.
- Becoming aggressive with siblings or pets.
- Hungry and thirsty at pick up.
- Unkempt or dirty physical appearance.
- Soiled diapers and long-lasting diaper rashes.
- Unexplained bruises, scratches, or other injuries.
- Sleep disturbances and recurring nightmares.
- Unusual interest in sexual behaviors.
- Excessive fatigue from potential druggings/use of sleep aids administered by the staff.
- Urinary tract infections or soreness around the genitals.
If your child is suddenly reluctant to go to daycare or is showing fear or anxiety toward a daycare or childcare employee, listen to your instincts. If you believe something is wrong, it probably is.
Contact our skilled daycare accident, injury, and fatality attorneys in South Carolina by calling 803-548-2000 to gain the knowledge and resources you need to navigate a civil action against an individual or facility, and possibly bringing criminal charges against the childcare provider, so together we can get justice for your family.