Children are accidents waiting to happen. They frequently get into things they aren’t supposed to or doing things that cause them to get scraped up or bruised. However, there’s a difference between every day booboos and serious injuries as a result of a preventable accident caused by another’s negligence. When your child has suffered an injury at the hands of another, it takes a financial and emotional toll.

Thankfully, most daycares and preschools don’t pose any reason for you to worry. There are extensive rules and regulations childcare facilities have to follow, including building codes, labor laws, staff-to-child ratios, safety regulations, licensing requirements, and employee background checks. The likelihood of your child being seriously injured at their daycare are slim. However, it is not impossible or unheard of. If your child has been seriously injured as a result of neglect or wrongful action of a daycare employee, contact our Morgantown child injury attorney team right away for a complimentary consultation to discuss your claim with a skilled and experienced lawyer.

Some of the injuries you may need legal help with include:

  • Broken bones
  • Injured joints
  • Concussions
  • Burns
  • Internal injuries
  • Dislocations
  • Sexual assault
  • You may also seek legal recourse if an injury was the result of:
  • Insufficient staff-to-child ratio
  • Lack of supervision
  • Unsafe equipment
  • Unsafe toys or toys that are age inappropriate and pose as a choking hazard


West Virginia law states that children under the age of 7 cannot be held liable for their own negligence. Children between the ages of 7 and 14 are granted a presumption against their own negligence.

It may seem silly or downright ridiculous that these laws are even needed. However, they are in place for a reason. Our child injury attorneys know that insurance companies like to try to blame children for their own accidents. Children cannot be held liable for choking on small pieces or suffering serious injuries from toys or children’s products that are manufactured poorly or designed improperly to begin with.

If your child suffers an injury due to another’s negligence or because of unsafe conditions, our lawyers are here to get to the bottom of your case. We are dedicated to finding the evidence needed to ensure that the responsible party is forced to provide compensation for their negligence or mistakes.

Winning a case for your child’s injury usually results in compensation for your family. This covers the damages and is meant to ease the pain caused by the injury or possibly even the death of your child. While money will never replace your little one or make up for ill health, it can help ease the burden of medical bills or, in worse case scenarios, funeral bills.

If you feel your child’s injuries are due to another person’s carelessness and might have been prevented, reach out to one of our legal representatives ASAP. We’re here to make your journey as easy as possible as you navigate the legal system. Contact our Morgantown child injury attorneys at Shenderovich, Shenderovich, & Fishman today for your free consultation regarding your child’s case.

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