- PERSONAL INJURY
- CIVIL RIGHTS
- EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION
- POLICE & GOVERNMENTAL MISCONDUCT
- MEDICAL MALPRACTICE
- CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENTS
- WORKPLACE INJURIES
- CAR ACCIDENTS
- PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS
- NO FAULT
- IMPROPER SCHOOL SUPERVISION
- MUNICIPAL LIABILITY
- TRAIN, SUBWAY AND BUS ACCIDENTS
- FIGHTING AGAINST INSURANCE COMPANIES
When you drop your child off at school or a daycare center, you should expect that he or she will receive the same level of care that parents provide. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.
At the Law Office of Stephen Z. Williamson, P.L.L.C., our New York child injury lawyer is experienced in holding schools and daycare facilities accountable for their negligence. Our trial attorney, Steve Williamson, the father of two young children, understands the importance of keeping kids safe and knows how a child’s injury can cause enormous suffering for an entire family.
School or daycare negligence occurs when a child is injured due to inadequate supervision, unsafe conditions or negligence by staff. Under the law, a school has a duty to use the same level of care with its children as a prudent parent would use in similar circumstances. The legal concept is that a school or daycare center, in assuming physical custody over children, stands in the shoes of parents and/or guardians. In other words, school and daycare workers must protect the safety of children as if they were their own. When proper care is not taken, accidents occur and kids can get hurt.
If your child has been injured because of negligence by school or daycare officials, contact our office as soon as possible.