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Seattle Daycare Injury Lawyer
Trusting your child to a daycare center or babysitter often comes with some reservations. No matter how much research you do, your child could end up in the wrong hands. If you receive a phone call that confirms your worst fears – your child has suffered an injury while at a daycare center – learn your rights with help from Colburn Law. Our Seattle daycare injury lawyers will stand up for your family during insurance settlement negotiations or a personal injury trial. Learn more about your case during a free consultation at our local law firm in Seattle.
Why Choose Colburn Law?
- We are always honest and upfront with our clients. We will give you an accurate evaluation of your claim, and we never charge any unexpected costs or hidden fees.
- We care about what happens to families in Seattle. Our firm is an important part of the community, and is always looking for new ways to help local victims.
- We operate on a contingency fee basis. You will not pay a dime for legal services unless we secure you a settlement or jury verdict.
Do You Need an Attorney in Seattle?
Hiring a lawyer is the best way to protect your family and your child’s rights after a daycare or babysitter injury. Going up against an individual, a corporation, a product manufacturer, or multiple parties can be daunting alone. Our attorneys know how to build strong personal injury cases that can result in maximum compensation for your losses. Let us handle your case while you focus on your child’s wellness and recovery.
Common Types of Daycare Injuries
In our years of practice, we have come to recognize some of the most common types of negligence-related injuries that may occur at a daycare center in Seattle. While any type of injury may be cause for concern, some point to child neglect or abuse more than others.
- Fall injuries
- Playground equipment accidents
- Bites, scratches, or bruises
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Soft tissue injuries/dislocations
- Swimming pool accidents/injuries
It is a daycare center’s legal responsibility to ensure the reasonable safety of all its children. This takes regular property inspections, safety measures such as childproofing the room, and hiring and training responsible employees. If a daycare center fails in any of its responsibilities to a child, resulting in injuries, it could be liable for damages.
Determining Liability for a Daycare Accident
Most daycare centers in Seattle make parents or guardians sign liability waivers before accepting their children. Liability waivers typically state that the daycare center is not responsible for any injuries or accidents that occur on the property. These waivers do not, however, protect the daycare center from liability for negligence. If that were the case, a daycare center could get away with almost anything. A liability waiver may mean you cannot file a lawsuit for acts of God, but it does not bar you from filing a personal injury claim on the basis of negligence.
A daycare center may be liable for a child’s injuries if it or one of its employees breaches a duty of care to the child. If the daycare center acted or failed to act in a way that a reasonable and prudent facility would have in similar circumstances, it could be guilty of negligence. The daycare center may owe the parents of the child compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and the child’s pain and suffering. Child abuse, negligent supervision, unsafe playground equipment, and dangerous premises are all common examples of daycare center negligence that can cause serious injuries.
Contact an Attorney Today
If your child recently suffered a serious injury while in the care of a daycare center, school, or babysitter, contact Colburn Law. We can evaluate your case and help you understand your family’s rights. Let us help you fight for justice and fair compensation in Seattle. Call (206) 880-7628 today to request a free legal consultation.