Finding out your child has been hurt due to someone else’s negligent supervision is extremely upsetting. When this happens, you need to understand what your legal rights are. It is possible that you are entitled to receive compensation for the person breaching the duty to use a reasonable standard of care while supervising your child. The Atlanta child injury attorneys at The Krause Law Firm have over 50 years of combined experience handling personal injury cases. Asserting your rights in a negligent supervision case will not only protect your child from future harm but it may also prevent other children from potentially being harmed as well.

What is Negligent Supervision?

Negligent supervision is when someone in charge of taking care of your child fails to fulfill his/her responsibility by not protecting the child from an unreasonable risk of injury.  The standard of reasonable care that is required for each child varies based on the child’s age, level of development, and the nature of the environment. Depending on the circumstances, the child’s parents may have the option of receiving monetary compensation through an insurance claim as well as in a civil lawsuit.

Places Where Negligent Supervision Injuries Occur

Negligent supervision can happen in essentially any environment where adults are responsible for the welfare of children on a temporary or long-term basis. Examples of places where negligent supervision may occur are:

  • Daycare facility
  • After school programs
  • Schools
  • Foster homes
  • Caregiver or babysitter’s home
  • Childcare center
  • Camp


Negligent Supervision Injuries

A valid negligent supervision case must prove that the caregiver’s failure to fulfill the duty to ensure the child’s safety directly caused the child’s injuries. Some of the injuries a child may get due to negligent supervision are:

  • Bruises and cuts
  • Burns or scalding
  • Broken bones
  • Drowning
  • Eye injury
  • Poisoning
  • Suffocation
  • Brain trauma

Contact an Atlanta Negligent Supervision Attorney

Contact our Atlanta office for a free initial consultation if you suspect your child was injured due to negligent supervision. Call The Krause Law Firm at 404.835.8080. You can also reach us by submitting your contact information and a brief description of your case in the contact form on the website. We treat all of our clients with respect and compassion. We will inform you of your rights and advise you know of the best way to proceed.