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Was Your Child Harmed By The Negligence Of A Teacher Or Day Care Provider?

As parents, we know that minor bumps, bruises and scrapes are a normal part of childhood. However, serious injuries that occur because of the carelessness of others are simply unacceptable.

At the Indiana law firm of Matthew D. Barrett, P.C. Attorney at Law, I understand that you expect and deserve your children to be treated with a reasonable amount of care. If the negligence or wrongdoing of school officials or day care staff resulted in significant harm to your son or daughter, I can help. As an experienced personal injury lawyer, I can thoroughly investigate the situation and pursue the full amount of compensation that you may deserve.

Examples Of School Or Day Care Negligence

Both Indiana schools and day care centers have a responsibility to maintain their premises and supervise their staff and the children in a way that promotes a safe and healthy environment. When such facilities fail in this duty, it is often the innocent who gets hurt. Here are a few examples of such negligence:

  • Broken or inadequately maintained playground equipment
  • Failure to adequately screen employees
  • Physical battery or sexual abuse of children
  • Shaken baby syndrome resulting from frustrated caretakers
  • Lack of supervision caused by improper staffing ratios
  • Failure to monitor bullying on the premises
  • Allowing children to wander off and become injured
  • Failure to respond to health or safety emergencies

Indiana’s Rules And Requirements

The state of Indiana has special rules and requirements that apply to lawsuits brought against government agencies which include many schools and parks. I understand the legal complexities of bringing a personal injury claim against such educational and public centers and can advise you of your rights and options.

I also maintain an in-depth understanding of the legal requirements that both licensed and unlicensed day care centers must meet. The state mandates specific ratios of staff members to children in these facilities to ensure adequate supervision. In addition, Indiana has certain age and education standards for day care teachers and staff.

Learn More About How I Can Help

To schedule a free initial consultation about any negligence-related injury to your child in Indiana, call my Logansport office at 574-516-6188 or toll-free at 574-516-6188. You can also contact me online. I handle these cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you won’t owe me attorney fees unless I’m successful. Evening and weekend appointments are available by request.