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Trouble with Day Cares

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017 in Personal Injury | 0 comments

Most people expect daycare to be a place where their children are safe. Before they go to work or school, parents drop children off with the expectation that they will be comforted, cared for, and watched after by a group of a responsible adults. And usually, that’s the case. Most people who choose to work for daycares love children and want to make sure they’re providing the best possible care for other people’s sons and daughters. But even when staffed by the best possible people, accidents can happen. For example, look at the recent accident in a daycare near Dallas. A student driver, only 17 years old, was practicing his skills when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a nearby day care. Five children and one adult suffered injuries. Fortunately, no one was injured, but one of the children is still in critical condition. Another one has been admitted to a trauma ward for care.

This is going to be a very stressful time for everyone involved. The children who were hurt may have injuries that affect them for the rest of their life. Their parents must be suffering greatly at the idea of the pain their kids are going through. Those who work in the day care must feel that they could have done more to protect the people in their care, though there is no reason for them to feel any responsibility for the accident. No matter how careful they were, there is little that can be done to guard random accidents such as this one. And the teen who was driving the car obviously must feel very distressed, as anyone would, at the idea that he is responsible for doing so much harm to several children. It’s a situation no one, on any side of it, should have to go through.

But still, “shoulds” have little bearing on what happens in life. Though we do the best to protect ourselves and those we care about, often there are so many circumstances outside of our control that it is impossible to guard against any of them. According to the website of these Brownsville personal injury lawyers, 87,000 people suffered injuries from car accidents in Texas alone for the year 2012. So, just as important as taking the right safety steps to prevent an accident from occurring is knowing what to do if and when something does.

Basic first aid and CPR courses are easy to find and often very cheap to take. In fact, many employers will offer them to employees if they seem as necessary. It seems simple, but knowing those simple skills can be the difference between someone’s life and death in the right situations. Always know safety and evacuation protocols for any area you may be. And be sure to always stay vigilant, on the lookout for anything that could be a danger to you or others. With these tips and the right training, you can be prepared to handle a wide variety of situations.

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