Parents all over Atlanta regularly turn to daycare centers for oversight of their children, and State law in Georgia requires the owners and operators of child care centers to follow certain rules in order to ensure the safety of such children. When a child care provider fails to comply with State standards, it can lead to children suffering serious injuries because of accidents, physical abuse, or other forms of negligence.
Severe injuries resulting from child care accidents can often lead to major medical expenses as well as other unexpected costs, and a negligent child care facility or provider may be liable for the financial harm. Catastrophic injuries may involve a lifetime of extended care, and families should make sure to seek legal representation before engaging in any type of settlement discussions.
Did you child suffer serious injuries because of a child care provider’s negligence? You will want to contact Marcus A. Roberts & Associates as soon as possible for help obtaining all of the compensation you need and deserve.
Marcus A. Roberts is an experienced personal injury attorney in Atlanta who fights for the families of seriously injured individuals in Clayton County, DeKalb County, Cobb County, Gwinnett County, and Fulton County. Our lawyer will provide an honest and thorough evaluation of your case when you call 404-577-4444 to take advantage of a free initial consultation.
Children can sustain any one of a number of injuries, depending on the child care setting and the child’s age. Some of the most severe types of injuries children suffer in child care accidents include, but are not limited to:
Several different forms of negligence can result in a child suffering catastrophic injuries. Parents can be entitled to compensation for economic damages such as medical expenses and noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering when their children are harmed as the result of any of the following:
Certain accidents may even be fatal. Marcus A. Roberts & Associates empathizes with the profound grief that an entire family feels when a child is killed as the result of another party’s negligence. Our attorney handles all of the paperwork necessary for wrongful death claims so families can take the time they need to grieve.
Georgia Code § 20-1A-1 created the Department of Early Care “as a department of the executive branch of State government and shall have the duties, responsibilities, functions, powers, and authority set forth in this chapter and otherwise provided by law.” The Department of Early Care is more commonly known as Bright from the Start.
The Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning has two sets of rules and regulations for registered Support Centers and licensed child care programs. One is for child care learning centers, and the other set is for family child care learning homes.
Those terms are defined as follows:
Child care learning centers and family child care learning homes can be subject to different regulations, so it is important for the family of any injured child to work with a knowledgeable lawyer who understands the complexity of these types of legal claims.
Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning | Bright from the Start — Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning is the state agency “responsible for meeting the child care and early education needs of Georgia’s children and their families.” You can use this website to find a child care provider and learn more about types of providers. You can also find answers to frequently asked questions, view monthly newsletters, and access information about Bright from the Start programs.Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning
Child Fatality Review Program | Georgia Bureau of Investigation — Georgia’s Child Fatality Review (CFR) Program was established in 1990 by statute and is an independent program currently administered out of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI). On this website, you can learn more about the state and local teams, as well as reviews and the purpose of the CFR Program. The website also has links to access previous years’ reports and submit a child death review report.
If your child suffered any kind of serious injury as the result of a negligent child care provider, it would be in your best interest to quickly retain legal counsel. Marcus A. Roberts & Associates represents clients in communities all over Gwinnett County, DeKalb County, Clayton County, Cobb County, and Fulton County.
Atlanta personal injury lawyer Marcus A. Roberts can investigate the circumstances surrounding your child’s injuries and hold all negligent parties accountable. Our attorney can review your case and answer all of your legal questions when you call 404-577-4444 or complete an online contact form to receive a free, no obligation consultation.