Top Ten Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Daycare Injuries in Georgia

By Kevin Patrick|October 1, 2023|Articles,Day Care Negligence,News

When you entrust your child to a daycare facility in Georgia, you expect them to be safe and well-cared for. Unfortunately, accidents can happen, and it’s essential to be informed about how daycare injuries are handled. Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about daycare injuries in Georgia:

1. What should I do if my child is injured at daycare in Georgia?

If your child is injured at a daycare facility in Georgia, the first step is to ensure your child receives proper medical attention. Then, document the incident by taking pictures, gathering witness statements, and preserving any evidence related to the injury.

2. Does the daycare have a responsibility to inform me if my child is injured?

Yes, Georgia daycare facilities have a legal obligation to promptly notify parents or guardians if a child is injured while under their care. They should provide you with details of the injury, how it occurred, and any immediate treatment administered.

3. What types of injuries are common in daycare settings?

Common daycare injuries include minor cuts and bruises, falls, playground accidents, and illness outbreaks. However, more severe injuries can occur, such as broken bones or head injuries, which may warrant closer scrutiny.

4. Can I hold the daycare responsible for my child’s injury in Georgia?

You may be able to hold the daycare responsible if their negligence or failure to provide proper care directly led to your child’s injury. You are welcome to consult with us to assess your legal options.

5. How can I prove daycare negligence in Georgia?

Proving daycare negligence can be complex. To establish negligence, you will need to demonstrate that the daycare facility breached its duty of care, that this breach caused your child’s injury, and that you suffered damages as a result. We can help gather evidence and build your case.

6. Are daycare facilities in Georgia required to have insurance?

Shockingly no, licensed daycare facilities in Georgia are not required to carry liability insurance, but most do have it. Insurance can cover injuries or accidents that occur on the premises.

7. Is there a statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit for daycare injuries in Georgia?

In Georgia, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is typically two years from the date of the injury, but there are some tolling provisions for minor claims. It’s essential to take legal action within this timeframe to protect your rights.

8. What can I do to prevent daycare injuries in the first place?

To help prevent daycare injuries, choose a licensed and reputable daycare facility, visit the facility to assess its safety measures, communicate openly with daycare staff, and stay informed about any incidents or accidents involving your child.

9. Are there any regulations or licensing requirements for daycare facilities in Georgia to ensure child safety?

Yes, Georgia has regulations and licensing requirements in place to safeguard the well-being of children in daycare settings. These rules cover staff-to-child ratios, safety measures, background checks for employees, and health and safety standards. Parents should inquire about a daycare facility’s licensing status and compliance with these regulations to ensure their child’s safety.

10. What should I do if I suspect that my child’s daycare is not providing a safe environment?

If you have concerns about the safety or well-being of your child at a daycare in Georgia, it’s essential to take action. First, discuss your concerns with the daycare staff or management. If your concerns aren’t addressed satisfactorily, you can contact the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) to report the issue and request an investigation into the facility’s compliance with state regulations.

Remember that each daycare injury case is unique, and the information provided here is for general guidance. If your child has been injured at a daycare facility in Georgia, consult with Kevin Patrick ( or (404) 566-5880) to discuss your specific circumstances and legal options.

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