When we place our children in school, daycare or aftercare, we expect that they will be looked after, cared for and kept safe. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Of course, no one can keep kids entirely free from harm at all times, but when unreasonable lapses in judgment result in injury that should have been prevented, justice demands that the responsible parties be held accountable for their actions or omissions. In West Palm Beach, attorney Salesia Smith-Gordon stands up for injured children and helps them and their families recover compensation for the harm which has been inflicted upon them by:
- Lack of supervision
- Improper ground cover
- Defective or poorly-maintained equipment
- Physical abuse by a caregiver
- Violence perpetrated by other children
- Negligence of other children resulting in injury
The costs of a playground injury typically go far beyond any medical bills and rehabilitation that are called for. Children may be deeply affected or traumatized by an incident and require therapy or counseling. Florida law allows children and parents to recover for these direct, economic costs as well as the emotional suffering and distress an injury can bring. In addition, parents incur many other significant costs in dealing with a child’s injury. These expenses include missing work to care for a child or travel to doctor appointments, quitting a job to act as caregiver or hiring a caregiver, traveling to far-away medical facilities, and more.
As an attorney who is experienced and successful in playground injury cases, Salesia Smith-Gordon understands the full range of damages which should be sought, as well as the legal hurdles required to hold a school or daycare center and their employees liable for the damages they have caused. For a no-cost, no-obligation consultation regarding a playground injury in West Palm Beach, call attorney Salesia Smith-Gordon at 561-655-9279.