Portland Daycare Injury Lawyer
When you entrust the care of your child to a daycare center you expect your child will be safe and protected from harm. Unfortunately, children have been seriously injured while under the care of a daycare facility.
If your child has been injured while at daycare you have a right to seek justice and full compensation. At Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC, we represent families of injured children in personal injury cases in Oregon and Washington. Our boutique law firm is client-centered, and we take on a limited number of cases, so we can devote the full attention of our team to the pursuit of justice. Recent results on behalf of our clients, include:
- $3.5M settlement for a young boy who sustained a serious brain injury after falling on a defective toy.
Why Choose Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC?
A lawsuit against a negligent daycare provider can hold them accountable for their actions and prevent their behavior from harming another child. We understand how to investigate and litigate these types of cases. Our attorneys have extensive trial experience. Our approach is highly professional case development and presentation and has led to a powerful reputation for success in difficult cases. If your child has been injured at a daycare facility, you can trust us to go the distance for you and to devote the full resources of our firm to a positive resolution for your case.
- We have more than 50 years of combined legal experience and have an excellent reputation and have received numerous awards and recognition for our legal work on behalf of children.
- We are honest and transparent with our clients, always acting in their best interests rather than our own.
- We work on a contingency fee basis – there is no attorney fee to you unless we win.
Types of Daycare Injuries
A child can be terribly injured if not properly supervised. The types of injuries include, but are not limited to:
Daycare Laws in Washington
In Washington, daycare providers are licensed by DEL (Department of Early Learning). DEL has adopted regulations for licensing requirements. Under Title 170 WAC, daycare facilities must meet a set of standards to maintain licensure. As one example of the regulations, licensed daycare centers must perform background checks on personnel. Unfortunately, violations can occur, putting children at a far higher risk of injury.
Daycare Laws in Oregon
In the state of Oregon, a certified child care home can care for up to 16 children, with a square footage requirement, background checks for all prospective employees, and annual training required. For a center-based childcare center, even heavier regulations are imposed, requiring qualified staff, background checks, and annual environmental and fire safety reviews.
Who is Liable if a Child is Injured at Daycare?
If your child has suffered a serious injury while at a daycare center, the liable parties must be identified. If it is a home-based daycare center, the operator of the center may be held liable, along with any individual employee whose actions contributed to the child being injured. If an injury occurred in a daycare center facility, the owners, operators, and individuals responsible will likely be named in a lawsuit filed to seek justice and full compensation.
Why You Need a Lawyer in a Daycare Injury Case
If your child has been seriously injured while under the care of a daycare provider, it is imperative that you seek the help of an experienced trial lawyer. At Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC, we limit the number of cases we take on, allowing us to devote our legal skills and resources to help our clients seek justice and compensation for what occurred. You can trust our team of trial lawyers to seek the maximum in compensation possible for your child.
Contact Us Today
We offer a free case evaluation to assist parents who have had a child injured at a daycare center. As trial lawyers, we have the insight, experience, and legal skills to bring a case to court when necessary. Call today for help.