When the people entrusted to care for and protect your children fail to do so, curious young children can get themselves into a lot of trouble. If a caregiver is negligently supervising the kids in their care, children can be seriously injured. If you are paying a caregiver to monitor and protect your child, you have the right to assume that they will keep your child safe from reasonably foreseeable harm. If the caregiver fails to keep your child from danger, you can justly pursue compensation against them for any injuries or damages suffered by your child, especially if those injuries resulted in medical or psychological care.
If someone accepts the responsibility to care for your child, they are committing to protect your child from harm, and if they fail to do so, they can be held liable if injuries, death, kidnapping, or abduction occurs. People who may be charged with negligent supervision include: foster parents, camp counselors, nannies, babysitters, other parents, teachers, coaches, churches, and schools. Negligent supervision attorney Jared Everton will work to earn you compensation for your child’s injuries and suffering.
What is Negligent Supervision?
In order to have a viable case against someone who you believe was negligent in their supervision, you must be able to prove two things. You must be able to prove that the person in question failed to supervise appropriately and that their failure directly led to an injury which could otherwise have been prevented. There must be a direct link between the suspect’s negligence and the victim’s injuries in order to obtain compensation.
Everyone knows that children get into trouble—unforeseeable accidents involving children happen all the time. It’s when an accident occurs that could have been predicted and prevented by a reasonable person acting prudently that there is reason to believe that negligent supervision is to blame.
Negligent supervision may be apparent in countless situations; here are some examples of caregiver negligence:
- A child crawls into a pool and drowns
- A child finds a loaded gun
- A child bumps into a table, desk, or other structure and a heavy object falls on them
- A child drinks or eats something toxic
- A child is bitten or stung by a poisonous animal or insect and the caregiver(s) fails to respond appropriately
- A child is beaten up and the caregiver(s) fails to step in and stop the fight
- A child is left in a very hot vehicle, or outside in freezing temperatures
- A child is sexually molested by a caregiver or another child
Obviously, different developmental levels of children will require varied levels of care. However, the caregiver in question should be aware of the attention and supervision appropriate for the children they have been entrusted to look after. Many factors can lead to negligent supervision. It may not always be that the caregiver is knowingly reckless or careless, but that they simply have too many children to care for. Yet, even if the caregiver is not intentionally negligent and unknowingly put a child at risk, they are still liable for injuries or other damages. JacksonWhite injury attorney Jared Everton will thoroughly investigate your claim and collect all the necessary information in order obtain a successful settlement. Out attorneys are committed to earning the compensation that their clients need for a successful recovery process for them and their families.
Where Can Negligent Supervision Occur?
Negligent supervision can occur anywhere where one person has committed to care for and supervise someone else. Common places for negligent supervision include:
- Schools: Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle, and High-School
- A Daycare Facility
- A Childcare Center
- A Babysitter or Caregiver’s Home
- Camps and Summer School Programs
- After School Programs
- Sports Games and Practices
The negligent supervision attorneys at JacksonWhite can assist you if your child was injured at any location due to the inadequate attention of a teacher, supervisor, coach, or caregiver. Our Arizona personal injury attorneys are experienced in representing parents and families against school districts, daycares, childcare centers, and individuals, and are prepared to help any victim of negligent supervision.
Negligent Supervision Compensation, Liability, and Insurance Policies
There are very particular laws that regulate how victims of negligent supervision are protected and compensated. If it can be proven that there is a direct link between one person’s negligence to another person’s injures, the injured person is entitled to insurance benefits under the perpetrator’s liability insurance. The Arizona negligent supervision attorneys at JacksonWhite can work with the suspect’s insurance company to ensure that you are given the compensation you deserve.
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