Negligent Supervision at Schools & Daycare

New York City Day Care Injury Lawyers

When you drop your child off at school or a day care center, you have every right to expect that he or she will receive the same level of care and protection that you would provide. Unfortunately, at some of these institutions, that is not always the case.

At The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., our New York child injury lawyers are experienced in holding schools and day cares accountable for negligent supervision and security. Our lead attorney, David Perecman, the father of three wonderful children, has been practicing law in New York for more than 40 years.

Based in Manhattan, we represent clients in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island and Westchester. We are tough, smart litigators with a lengthy list of accolades and achievements, including a 10.0 rating from Avvo.

If your child has been injured, contact our firm at (212) 577-9325 for your free case consultation.

Holding New York’s Schools & Day Care Centers Accountable

In New York, schools and day care centers are legally required to act in loco parentis, meaning “in the place of the parent.” This means they are responsible for taking reasonable steps to protect children in their care.

Cases often arise from the institutions negligence, such as the following:

  • Unsupervised sports activities: Schools have a responsibility to supervise children during gym class and at other times when they are playing sports. That responsibility includes providing the appropriate level of spotting or other direct protection.
  • Dangerous behavior during recess: Children often behave in ways that endanger themselves and others during recess breaks. Schools are expected to provide enough supervision to stop bullying and other dangerous behavior before it gets out of hand.
  • Sexual abuse by school personnel: Schools and day cares have a serious duty to keep children safe from sexual abuse by conducting careful background checks during the hiring process and continuing to supervise staff members once they are hired.

Call Our Office at (212) 577-9325 for a Free Consultation

If your child has been injured due to the negligence of a school or day care center, our attorneys are here for you. We are prepared to move quickly to investigate the evidence so that we can pursue the compensation your child deserves. Let us put our experience and passion to work for you and help you seek justice.

Call The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., at (212) 577-9325 to get started.