At The Button Law Firm, our legal team handles daycare injury cases throughout Texas. Today, I want to address a topic that no parent should ever have to face – a skull fracture at daycare. It's a terrifying situation that can have a life-changing impact on your child. Let’s discuss what can cause skull fracture injuries at daycares.

Common Causes of Skull Fractures at Texas Daycares

Most commonly, skull fractures happen from:

  • Falls from Heights:
    • Children may fall from playground equipment, furniture, or babies can roll off changing tables.
  • Unsafe Play Areas:
    • Hard or uneven surfaces in play areas can increase the severity of injuries in case of falls.
  • Lack of Supervision:
  • Playground Collisions:
    • Collisions with other children during play can sometimes lead to head injuries, including skull fractures.
  • Unsecured furniture:
    • Falls from chairs, tables, or other furniture that is not properly secured or childproofed.
  • Trips and Slips:
    • Uneven flooring, wet surfaces, or cluttered play areas can contribute to slips and trips, leading to head injuries.
  • Inadequate Safety Measures:
    • Daycare facilities should have appropriate safety measures in place, including childproofing, padding, and protective surfaces.

It's important for daycare providers to maintain a safe environment, conduct regular safety inspections, and ensure proper supervision and training to minimize the risk of skull fractures and other injuries. Parents should also be informed about any incidents that occur. Ensuring daycare facilities adhere to safety standards and quickly prevent potential hazards is crucial in stopping skull fractures and injuries to kids.

Now, if you believe your child has suffered a skull fracture, let’s discuss what steps to take next. First and foremost, seek medical attention without delay. Your child's health is always the top priority. Then, once your child is stable, it’s essential that you notify the state about the incident. This will involve contacting the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. This might also involve contacting the police if criminal activity caused the skull fracture – this often involves physical abuse, like hitting, pushing, or throwing a child.

Now, let's talk about the legal aspects. When a child sustains a serious injury like a skull fracture because of a daycare's negligence, it raises questions about the daycare's safety practices. In cases like these, the parents can file a personal injury claim against the daycare and their insurance company. This is where we at The Button Law Firm, come in.

How The Button Law Firm Helps Families Move Forward After a Daycare Injury

We’re experienced in advocating for the rights of children who have suffered head and brain injuries due to negligence or misconduct at daycares. Contacting an attorney who’s experienced in daycare injury cases is essential.

We can help you navigate the legal process, investigate the circumstances surrounding the injury, and determine if there's a valid case. If you have questions or concerns about your legal options after your child suffered from a skull fracture at daycare, please reach out to us at The Button Law Firm.

If you’re not ready to speak to us, we understand. Be sure to get helpful information from our free guide, 5 Steps to Take after a Daycare Injury. It’s linked here. Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to keep you and your family moving forward.

Russell Button
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Dallas, Houston, and Midland Texas trial and personal injury lawyer dedicated to securing justice for clients.