Negligent Child Supervision

Many families in Georgia are two-income households. These parents entrust third parties to care for their children throughout the greater Atlanta area. Caregivers are expected to adequately monitor every child and prevent young ones from engaging in any dangerous behavior.

When a facility or independent party fails to uphold this responsibility, the results can be catastrophic. Young children can suffer extremely severe injuries or possibly even die.

Negligent Child Supervision Lawyer in Atlanta

If your child sustained serious injuries or was killed because of another party’s negligent supervision, it is in your best interest to seek legal representation as soon as possible. You could be entitled to compensation for medical bills, expenses related to future long-term care, and other types of damages.

As a mother herself, Atlanta negligent child supervision attorney ReShea Balams takes these types of cases very seriously. She will fight to get justice for you and your family. Additionally, you will not need to worry about paying her one cent because The Balams Firm represents clients on a contingency fee basis. In these cases, our firm only collects a fee when you receive a financial award.

ReShea Balams helps parents all over Cobb County, Fulton County, DeKalb County, Clayton County, and Gwinnett County. She will provide an honest and thorough review of your case when you call (404) 445-2005 today to arrange a free initial consultation.


Georgia Negligent Child Supervision Information Center


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Examples of Negligent Child Supervision

Any case of negligent supervision involves a party failing to uphold the responsibility of protecting a child from suffering an injury that could have otherwise been prevented. The standard of care in these types of cases can vary depending on the age of the child as well as his or her level of development (a higher degree of care is expected of those in charge of supervising disabled children).

Children can sustain injuries in a wide variety of scenarios when they are left unattended. A few examples of how some youngsters are injured or killed when not properly supervised include, but are not limited to:

  • Being bitten or stung by dangerous or poisonous animal or insect;
  • Being crushed by a heavy object;
  • Being injured by another child;
  • Being kidnapped or sexually assaulted by a stranger or the caregiver;
  • Being left in a hot vehicle;
  • Consuming medications or drugs;
  • Eating or drinking something poisonous or the child is allergic to;
  • Falling from heights;
  • Falling into pools;
  • Finding loaded guns or other dangerous weapons;
  • Playing with matches or lighters; or
  • Wandering into traffic.

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Types of Negligent Child Supervisors

Several different types of parties may be considered caregivers. Every case is different, but the parties responsible for supervision of children are generally viewed as competent professionals or trusted friends or family.

A few examples of caregiver titles in these kinds of cases include, but are not limited to:

  • Babysitters;
  • Bus drivers or common carriers;
  • Camp counselors;
  • Coaches;
  • Foster parents;
  • Nannies;
  • Other parents;
  • School officials; or
  • Teachers.

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Common Negligent Child Supervision Settings

While certain individuals may be personally liable for negligently supervising another parent’s child, there are also employers or establishments that could be liable in these types of cases. A business or other setting could be responsible for failure to correct dangerous settings that caused or contributed to a child’s injuries.

Some of the most frequent locations of negligent supervision cases typically involve, but are not limited to the following:

  • Camps;
  • Churches;
  • Day care or child care facilities;
  • Foster homes; or
  • Schools.

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Georgia Resources for Negligent Child Supervision

Office of the Child Advocate — This state agency has the mission to protect the children of Georgia. On this website, you can find annual reports, newsletters, and studies relating to child neglect. You can also find recent news and prevention tips.

Georgia’s Office of Child Advocate
7 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Suite 347
Atlanta, GA 30334
404-656-4200

Caring for Our Children: Methods of Supervision of Children — The mission of the National Resource Center (NRC) for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education is to promote health and safety in out-of-home child care settings throughout the nation. It provides health and safety resources including training curricula, national standards, and regulations for parents, child care providers, regulators, and child care health consultants. This set of standards discusses some of the best practices of active and positive supervision of children.


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The Balams Firm | A Negligent Child Supervision Lawyer in the Atlanta Area

Was your child injured or killed because of a caregiver’s negligence? You may be entitled to economic, non-economic, and punitive damages.

ReShea Balams is a father and an Atlanta negligent child supervision attorney who aggressively pursues justice for every client she represents. The Balams Firm helps parents and families all over the greater Atlanta area, including such communities as Marietta, Dunwoody, College Park, Roswell, Alpharetta, Forest Park, Milton, Decatur, East Point, Lawrenceville, Duluth, Sandy Springs, Norcross, Riverdale, Johns Creek, and Smyrna.

Our firm represents clients on a contingency fee basis so you do not have to pay us anything unless we get you a financial award. She can review your case and answer all of your legal questions as soon you call (404) 445-2005 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation.

 

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