Feb 10th, 2021
Paulozzi Joseph

Most of our days start the same. Pot of coffee, breakfast for the little ones, dress, and it’s time to go. We pack the kiddos in the van and head off, dropping one off at school, the other at daycare. The second cup of coffee later and time for work.

A few hours in, we get a call. Local police have found our youngest out in the freezing cold riding a tricycle.

That’s the call parents in Erie County received when their two-year-old boy was found in the streets.

Every day children are injured in preventable accidents caused by negligent caregivers. When a caregiver fails to provide a “duty of care” to your son or daughter, you have a right to be angry. Our dedicated team of attorneys at Paulozzi LPA is here to discuss your negligent child supervision case. If your child has been injured due to a child care worker’s negligent actions, you need a personal injury attorney in Cleveland, Ohio. Get the answers and compensation you deserve. Call today.

Two-Year-Old Escapee, Trike Enthusiast

There is a reason toddlers are compared to “tiny drunk adults.” They are crafty, stubborn, clumsy, tiny people with no impulse control. When it comes to childproofing, even Safety First, a popular brand of childproofing equipment, has begun to put fake buttons on their devices because toddlers keep figuring out how to get past them. As soon as a toddler realizes they can’t go into that cabinet, cannot touch that light socket, cannot run out the front door, they become devious escape artists waiting for their opportunity.

When you leave your toddler with a babysitter, another child’s parents, school, or daycare center, you expect them to be prepared. However, in Sandusky, Ohio, police officers found a 2-year-old escapee riding his tricycle down a busy street.

“I really couldn’t believe it, especially that time of the day and the temperature, barely dressed, just walking on this little scooter in the middle of the street,” Officer David West said.

The young boy was found disoriented with wet pants and socks. As the officers went door-to-door to find the responsible daycare, they found a home daycare with no childproofing on the doors. The daycare has been responsible for four other children who have run out of the home unsupervised in the last five years.

Erie County Children’s Services were called. They have charged the owner with endangering children.

What We Can Do for You

Daycare negligence is a problem. Children are hurt every day because the adult in charge was not paying attention. It doesn’t matter if the caregiver was scrolling on their phone, turned away for a few minutes, stepped outside, did not childproof adequately. The fact is your child is hurt and you are angry.

At Paulozzi LPA, child safety matters. We understand that your top priority is to take care of your injured child while they heal. In the meantime, medical bills and lost wages add up if you took time off work to care for your hurt child. Then, there’s the overwhelming anxiety of finding another daycare or babysitter after your trust in other caregivers is gone. The sensitive and aggressive attorneys at Paulozzi LPA take a caretaker’s breach of duty seriously. We will pursue compensation for:

  • Present and future medical bills
  • Disability
  • Pain and suffering

You have enough to worry about. Let us take some of the burdens and fight for your family.

Call Today

When your child has been injured while in the care of another, you need a personal injury attorney in Cleveland, Ohio, to secure the compensation you deserve. Call the dedicated attorneys at Paulozzi LPA today. You can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 888-710-0040.

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