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Negligent Supervision At Schools & Day Cares
When you drop your child off at school or a day care center, you have every right to expect that he or she will receive the same level of care and protection that you would provide. Unfortunately, at some of these institutions, that is not always the case.
Holding Schools & Day Care Centers Accountable
In Florida, schools and day care centers are legally required to act in loco parentis, meaning “in the place of the parent.” This means they are responsible for taking reasonable steps to protect children in their care.
Cases often arise from the institutions negligence, such as the following:
- Unsupervised sports activities: Schools have a responsibility to supervise children during gym class and at other times when they are playing sports. That responsibility includes providing the appropriate level of spotting or other direct protection.
- Dangerous behavior during recess: Children often behave in ways that endanger themselves and others during recess breaks. Schools are expected to provide enough supervision to stop bullying and other dangerous behavior before it gets out of hand.
- Sexual abuse by school personnel: Schools and day cares have a serious duty to keep children safe from sexual abuse by conducting careful background checks during the hiring process and continuing to supervise staff members once they are hired.
If your child has been injured due to the negligence of a school or day care center, our attorneys are here for you. We are prepared to move quickly to investigate the evidence so that we can pursue the compensation your child deserves. Let us put our experience and passion to work for you and help you seek justice.
Personal Injury Attorney Steven L. Winig, Esq. is a member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, and is licensed to practice before all
Florida State Courts, as well as the United States District Courts for Southern and Middle Florida.
Winig Law routinely handles cases throughout Palm Beach County including West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Wellington,
Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, Greenacres, Lake Worth, Royal Palm Beach and surrounding areas.
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