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Negligent Supervision

Negligent Supervision

When caregivers are negligent and a child is hurt as a result, the parents of the child can hold the careless individual liable.

Daycare is a very convenient option for parents that need to go to work and cannot care for their minor children. As a child gets older, they start attending school to receive an education. In both of these instances, parents trust that caregivers and teachers are providing their child with proper supervision so their child does not become injured.

Unfortunately, that supervision is not always provided and children do become hurt. In the most tragic of cases, a child may even suffer a wrongful death. You can hold caregivers liable when your child is hurt as a result of negligent supervision, and a South Texas injury lawyer can help.

What is Negligent Supervision?

Negligent supervision is a type of tort action that involves children and the individuals entrusted to care for them. When the staff members at daycares, child care centers, and schools do not properly supervise children, it is considered a negligent action and they can be held liable if a child becomes injured.

Due to the fact that it was negligent supervision that caused a child to become hurt, you must prove a staff member was negligent. There are four elements of proving negligence and they are as follows:

Proving each of these elements is not easy, which is why it is important to work with an injury lawyer in South Texas that can prove each element.

Examples of Negligent Supervision

Any time a caregiver does not properly supervise children, it is considered negligent supervision. Some of the most common examples of negligent supervision include:

Any time a daycare provider, school official, teacher, coach, babysitter, or anyone else entrusted to care for a child is negligent in their supervising duties, they can be held liable.

Call Our Child Injury Lawyer in South Texas Today

If your child has been hurt because they were not properly supervised, our South Texas child injury lawyer at the Law Office of Raul A. Guajardo can assist with your claim. Call us today at 956-318-3200 or fill out our online form to schedule a consultation.