Even when a child is carefully supervised by his or her teachers or daycare providers, accidents and injuries can and do occur. Children are prone to slip, trip and fall accidents in schools, daycare centers and other institutions. Schools and daycare centers have a duty to carefully, thoroughly and frequently inspect their classrooms, hallways, bathrooms, playgrounds, school buses and other areas that children visit. Because schools and daycare centers are aware that children constantly play in and visit these areas, they have a duty to make sure that they are free from dangerous circumstances that can cause an injury. If your child was injured in a slip, trip and fall accident in a school or daycare center that was caused by the school’s or daycare center’s negligence, you may be able to seek compensation for injuries and damages in a personal injury lawsuit. Attorney Brandon Stein offers a free case review for child slip, trip and fall cases.
What is the Difference Between a Slip and Fall and a Trip and Fall Accident?
A slip and fall accident occurs when a child slips on a greasy, oily, wet, icy, slippery or other slick surface. The child may or may not see the slippery surface, but in a child’s case, they may not have the ability to comprehend that a slippery surface is potentially dangerous. As the child walks across the slippery floor or surface, he or she loses their footing, resulting in a fall and a potentially serious injury, such as a broken arm or leg, a head injury, a fractured hip, a knee injury, a twisted ankle, a broken arm, nose or other injury.
A trip and fall accident occurs when there is some form of obstruction or protrusion in the flooring, an uneven surface, a crack or hole in the floor, bunched-up carpeting, a missing stair, an unseen electrical or phone cord or other object that causes the child to trip and then fall. Injuries from slip and fall and trip and fall accidents are similar, and may be quite serious, as mentioned above.
Daycare Centers and Schools Are Liable for Negligence
Schools and daycare centers have a duty to safely maintain their premises. If an employee breached this duty, causing an injury, and if damages (injuries) can be shown, the requisite elements for a personal injury case are present. You may pursue a personal injury claim, seeking compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and possibly other damages. Each case must be taken on its own merits. Your lawyer must prove that the daycare center or school was negligent in its duties and proximately caused the injury.
Attorney Brandon Stein represents clients in the South Florida area. He provides aggressive and individualized legal representation to each client, handling all aspects of each case personally. He makes himself accessible to his clients and is responsive to client questions, comments, phone calls and emails. As a plaintiff’s advocate, he knows he has a great responsibility as your advocate and it is his desire to make sure that negligent parties are held accountable for their harmful conduct. He will seek the maximum compensation available under the law. There are no fees in personal injury slip, trip and fall cases unless your case is settled or won in court. To schedule your free case review, call Attorney Brandon Stein at 786-766-8701.