A playground with two empty swings in the foreground. Behind the swings, there is a small, colorful playhouse, and a red brick building with a tiled roof. Trees without leaves surround the area, and a paved path winds through the grass.

Westchester County is home to some of the cleanest, most nurturing, and most respected daycares in the state. Fortunately, this is why parents generally do not have to worry when they drop their kids off for the day. However, the unfortunate reality is that sometimes, all it takes is for a daycare staff member or owner to behave negligently for one second, and an accident can happen.

This is every parent’s worst nightmare, and if it happened to your child, you are most likely enraged. Fortunately, there are things you can do to seek justice, and our firm can help you along the way. If you find yourself in this situation and are seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of your child’s medical bills, in-home care, or any other damages sustained in an accident or act of abuse, here are some of the questions you may have regarding your legal options going forward:

What does daycare negligence look like?

Daycare negligence or abuse can come in several forms, though some are more obvious than others. For example, if your child suddenly starts losing weight, or is constantly complaining of thirst or hunger after daycare, there is a very good chance they are not providing your child with sufficient clean food and water, which is a disgrace and should never be allowed.

Additionally, if your child is consistently coming home with scratches, bruises, or other marks that appear to be more than the occasional fall on the playground, so to speak, there is a chance of physical abuse. No parent wants to think about these things, but it’s better you stay on the lookout and tackle such a problem swiftly and head-on rather than waiting, especially since your child may be too scared to say anything if he or she is being abused in some way.

How do I sue a daycare for harming my child?

To sue a daycare, your attorney will prove that the daycare owed your child a duty of care, breached that duty by acting negligently or abusively, and directly caused your child damages as a result. However, you must hire an attorney who knows how to gather and present all the evidence necessary to prove your injury claim. An attorney may recover photos of the unsafe conditions, photos of your child’s injuries, witness statements, police reports, medical documents, and more to prove your claim.

Contact our experienced Westchester County firm

Hausman & Pendzick effectively represent victims of neglect in Westchester County and across the state of New York. We understand how challenging life can be without financial compensation for serious injuries you have wrongly sustained. If you need a knowledgeable and skilled personal injury attorney to help you recover compensation after an accident, contact Hausman & Pendzick today.