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Lawyers for Injuries to Children at Childcare Facilities in Springfield, Bloomington, and Decatur

When parents drop children off at schools, daycare centers, or childcare facilities, they put a great deal of trust in the people who are responsible for caring for children and protecting their safety. Unfortunately, some institutions do not live up to this level of trust, and children can be seriously injured because of preventable accidents or other forms of negligence. In these situations, parents will want to work with an attorney who is experienced in handling premises liability cases.

The lawyers of Kanoski Bresney are dedicated to helping families recover from injuries that affect children's health and well-being. We have more than 40 years of personal injury experience, and we have helped injury victims obtain settlements and jury verdicts totaling over $400 million. We work to provide our clients with respect, response, and results, and we will fight to make sure you are fully repaid for the harm done to your family.

Injuries Caused by School and Daycare Negligence

There are a wide variety of situations where children may be injured while at a school, daycare center, or another facility that provides childcare services. Some injuries that can occur due to negligence on the part of a facility or its staff members include:

  • Slip and fall accidents - Falls can lead to a variety of injuries, including broken bones, sprains, or traumatic brain injuries. These types of accidents may occur because of wet floors or slippery surfaces in or around a school, as well as broken sidewalks, damaged parking lots, or other hazards. Defective railings or dangerous stairwells could cause a child to fall from an upper level to a lower level, which can result in even more serious injuries or wrongful death.
  • Playground injuries - Children should be properly supervised when playing on playgrounds, and all equipment should be properly maintained. Injuries can occur if broken equipment is not repaired, if known hazards exist in a playground, or if teachers do not ensure that children are acting safely.
  • Sports-related injuries - Teachers and coaches should always make sure that children are following the proper safety procedures during athletic activities. In some cases, children may be injured if they are encouraged to participate in sports when they have known health issues or if they are not properly supervised during physical activities. Injuries can also occur due to broken or malfunctioning gym equipment, soccer goals that tip over, or a lack of protective padding.
  • Assault or abuse - Some of the most horrific types of child injuries involve physical or sexual abuse by teachers, daycare workers, coaches, or others. A school or childcare facility may be responsible for these types of injuries if it did not perform background checks on employees or if administrators did not respond to complaints or reports of improper behavior by staff members.
  • Bullying - Schools should have policies in place to prevent bullying by students, and teachers and administrators should respond quickly and effectively to any reports of this type of behavior. Failure to properly address bullying can cause a student to experience both emotional trauma and physical harm.
  • Transportation accidents - Children can suffer serious injuries in bus accidents, or they may be the victims of pedestrian accidents when boarding or exiting school buses. A school may be liable for these types of injuries if it hired a bus driver who had a history of dangerous behavior, such as drunk driving, or if it did not take the proper measures to protect children's safety at bus stops, such as providing crossing guards to regulate traffic when children are crossing the road.

What Types of Damages Can My Family Receive?

If your child was injured because of negligence by a school or daycare facility, you can take legal action to address the harm your family has suffered. These types of injuries can have a lasting effect on a child's growth and development, and they can also affect other family members both emotionally and financially. By pursuing compensation for your damages, you can make sure your family will have the financial resources you need to make a full recovery.

You will want to address all of the ways that your child and your family have been affected by your child's injury. You should be repaid for any costs related to your child's medical treatment, such as emergency medical care, surgery, medications, and ongoing treatment and physical therapy. You can also pursue compensation for psychological treatment needed by your child and other family members, physical pain and suffering, and emotional distress.

Contact Our Champaign School Accident Attorneys

At Kanoski Bresney, we can help you determine your best options for receiving payments that will address the injuries your child has suffered at a school or daycare center. We will work to demonstrate that negligence by a facility or its staff members was the reason for your child's injury, and we will fight to make sure you are fully repaid for the harm done to your child and your family. To learn more about how we can help with your case, contact us and arrange a free consultation by calling 888-U-COUNT-2 or 888-826-8682. We provide legal help to families in Springfield, Champaign County, Tazewell County, McLean County, Schuyler County, Macon County, Adams County, Peoria County, Rushville, Sangamon County, Pekin, Champaign, Peoria, Bloomington, McDonough County, Decatur, Quincy, Macomb, and all of Illinois.

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