Negligent Supervision Leads To Child Injuries
As a parent or guardian one of the most important jobs in your life is keeping your child safe and away from danger. Unfortunately, we cannot watch our children 24/7 and accidents happen all the time. According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the leading cause of death for children aged 0-19 is unintentional injury. In an average year there are 12,175 reports of unintentional injuries leading to a child’s death. These injuries include such things as drowning, car accidents, traumatic brain injuries, suffocation, defective products and many others.
Too often these injuries are caused by the lack of attention from a caregiver and the failure to properly supervise a child. Negligent supervision can come from parents, babysitters, teachers, or anyone who agrees to care for your child in your absence. To prove negligent supervision you must do three things:
- Prove that the negligent person accepted the responsibility of watching you child or children
- Establish that the caregiver failed to properly supervise your child and that is why the injury occurred.
- Prove that the accident or injury was foreseeable. In other words, any reasonable person could have seen it coming.
If another person or outside factor was responsible for your child’s injury, it is your right to seek compensation. Although there is no amount of compensation that can change the past, it could give a family hope and help them manage for the future. It is also important to ensure that no other child has to suffer a similar injury from the same negligence.
If your child has sustained an unintentional injury due to negligence, it is important to seek the proper representation to defend your child’s rights. At the LaBovick Law Group, our qualified attorneys have experience handling all types of Florida personal injury cases. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for your free consultation.
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