How Georgia Childcare Laws Protect Your Children
Last updated Thursday, February 2nd, 2023
Children are precious and vulnerable, and many parents live in constant fear of them sustaining injuries while in the hands of others. According to the National Association of Child Care Resources and Referral Agencies, thousands of children younger than 6 years old have parents who work, making childcare an essential part of their lives.
Even if you are not part of the Georgia labor force, it is likely that you will have to leave your children in the care of someone else at some point during their upbringing. If they suffer injuries due to another person’s negligence, it is natural to seek compensation for any expenses, pain or suffering that your family incurs.
An Atlanta personal-injury lawyer like Scott Monge can assist you in this process. At Monge & Associates, we handle a wide range of personal-injury matters, including auto accidents, motorcycle crashes and childcare injuries. Scott Monge has been a member of the State Bar of Georgia for more than 20 years, and he has the experience to evaluate your case and determine if you may have a valid claim.
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Who enforces child safety at learning centers in Georgia?
The state of Georgia has strict laws that govern child health, safety and welfare at daycare and learning centers. The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning enforces these laws, and when a child suffers injuries while at daycare, DECAL may be able to assist.
The state of Georgia outlines basic requirements for daycare centers. If staff at one of the centers is negligent, resulting in injuries to a child, there is a possibility that they have violated early care and learning laws and regulations in the process.
Filing a Lawsuit
If you child sustained injuries in a childcare facility, you may be able to file a civil lawsuit against both the negligent individual and the daycare center. Daycare facilities have a legal duty to protect children under their care.
If you believe your child was the victim of negligent treatment, you can seek compensation. Negligence often results in injuries and can include inadequate supervision, improperly trained employees and child abuse.
Contacting a Personal-Injury Lawyer
It may be beneficial to contact an Atlanta personal-injury attorney to assist you in identifying which laws the daycare center may have breached, as well as how to go about filing a claim against the negligent individual or organization. At Monge & Associates, we have extensive experience in Atlanta personal-injury law, and we can evaluate your case to determine if you may have a valid claim.
You may be able to recover costs associated with medical expenses, pain and suffering. Schedule an appointment to discuss your case with Monge & Associates today by calling us at — Because You Want to Win.