Who is legally responsible for my child’s injuries if my child was bitten by a dog on a daycare playground?

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Angry dog with bared teethIn Kentucky, dog owners are liable for any injury caused by their dogs. Therefore, the dog owner could be liable for the dog bite that your child suffered on a daycare playground. This may be the case whether a parent brought a dog along to pick up a child from daycare or whether a neighborhood dog got loose and ended up on the daycare’s playground.

The Daycare May Also Bear Some Responsibility

In some cases, the daycare may also be liable for a dog bite injury that occurred on its property. For example, if daycare staff knew (or should have known) that the dog was there and could be a risk to the children, if the daycare facility has policies against dogs on its property and violated those policies, or if the playground lacked fencing and a dog wandered onto the property, then the daycare could be legally responsible for your child’s injuries.

It’s Up to You to Protect Your Child’s Rights

Neither the dog owner nor the daycare is likely to admit being at fault, and neither party is likely to offer a fair settlement for all of your child’s current and future damages. Accordingly, it is up to you to make sure that a thorough investigation is done so that all of the potential defendants can be identified and held accountable for your child’s injuries.

Our daycare injury lawyers will gather all of the evidence to determine how best to protect your child’s rights. Then, we will fight hard to get your child a fair financial recovery that includes medical expenses, out-of-pocket costs, compensation for physical pain and emotional suffering, and any other damages that are allowed by law.

To learn more about what you can do to protect your child’s full and fair recovery after a dog bite on a daycare playground, please contact us any time via this website or by phone to schedule a free and confidential consultation with an experienced lawyer.