Articles Posted in Colorado

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by David Wolf, Child Injury Lawyer

Day-Care-Supervision-194x300In the State of Colorado and other states, it is important for day care center providers and child care providers to send David Wolf cases

When a child has suffered personal injuries at a day care center or another facility, parents should contact a Child Injury Lawyer for advice, guidance, and legal representation.

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By David Wolf, Attorney

School Bus CrashDuring the school year, millions of children are transported to and from school in yellow school buses and similar transportation.  Unfortunately for some of these children, a school bus accident results in serious personal injuries and even death.  Like other driving situations, a school bus driver has a duty of reasonable care while transporting children.  If a school bus driver is negligent, then a case or claim can be pursued against the school district, city, and / or county.   It should be noted that the notice requirements are different for public schools and there may be limitations or caps on the damages recoverable by a child when the child is injured due to the negligence of a public school bus driver.  Because of the complexity of these cases, it is important that a parent contact a Child Injury Lawyer for advice, counsel, and, when appropriate legal representation.
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By Robert Erben, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

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education%20school%20day%20care%20building%20block%20y.jpgWhat if my child is attacked or abused by a day care center owner employee volunteer? In Colorado and other States, parents rely on day care centers to provide supervision of children while parents are at work. It is vital that day care centers are staffed with caring and professional administrators, teachers, aides, and volunteers. Unfortunately, some owners and employees at day care centers are not well-trained and furthermore lack the patience, personality, and disposition to work with children. At times, some day care center owners and employees even resort to violence or threats of violence when faced with the challenges of caring for young children in the day care setting. Corporal punishment or the threat of corporate punishment at a day care center presents a real and present danger of harm to children enrolled in the day care center. When a child is harmed or threatened by day care center owner employee, there may be a civil cause of action or case to pursue against the day care center owner for your facility.

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By David Wolf, Attorney

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prison.jpgA former Colorado day care center worker was sentenced to a term of 40 years in prison for molesting children. Benjamin Janicki, 20, was formally charged with assaulting a fourth child during his employment at Park Hill United Methodist Children’s Center. Janicki received the maximum prison sentence possible under his plea agreement: 40 years in prison followed by 10 –year sex offender supervised parole and a 12-year suspended sentence on lesser accounts. Denver District Court Judge Shelly Gilman issued the sentence.

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By Scott Soutullo, Attorney & David Wolf, Attorney

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day%20care.jpgIn regards to licensing and regulations, Alabama law regulates day care centers that are associated with church ministries different from those that are not. A local day care center in Foley, called Kids Space Daycare, was denied a business license by the city. However the Mobile Press-Register reported that the city had no grounds to shut down the center because of its affiliation with a church.

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By Robert Chaiken, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

Education%20Day%20Care%20Building%20Block%20G.jpgIn Colorado and other States, parents put faith and trust in both their church and day care center. Parents expect that the church day care center is a safe haven for their children and that there children will be provided with a learning environment that promotes the health, welfare, and education of the children. Unfortunately, in some day care centers in Colorado and other States, children are sexually molested and assaulted by day care workers and employees who are supposed to supervise and protect the children under their care. The molestation at a church day care center is among the most heinous acts and crimes imaginable for a parent.

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By David Wolf, Attorney
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Shannon Johnson, of Weld County, Colorado, was sentenced to 10 years in prison followed by 5 years mandatory parole in relation to the drowning of her 13-month-old son. Johnson, 34, pleaded guilty to child abuse causing death in March 2010. She admitted to police she was on the popular social networking website Facebook playing Cafe World, checking on the status of friends and sharing videos while her son was taking a bath. Johnson told police she had checked on her son once in a 10 minute period. After about 3 more minutes passed, she no longer heard her son playing in the bathtub. When she went to check on him a second time Johnson found her son sideways with his face in the water. The toddler was transported by ambulance to a nearby fire station and then airlifted to Children’s hospital where he was pronounced dead. The toddler had also had a seizure at his grandmother’s house one month prior to the his drowning. Johnson was given anti-seizure medication to give to the her son in the event he had a seizure. The investigation was stalled pending the results of the toddler’s autopsy, which revealed the cause of death to be anoxic brain injury, cardiac arrest and drowning. Johnson’s mother told investigators she warned her daughter about the dangers of leaving a child unattended in a bathtub just days before he drowned. For more read Mother sentenced to 10 years imprisonment after pleading guilty to child abuse causing death, admitted to police she was on Facebook while child drown in bathtub.

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By David Wolf, Attorney

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handcuffs.jpgA former Littleton, Colorado, day care center employee was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault upon a child. It was reported that 32-year-old Paul James Kerr was a lead teacher at KinderCare Daycare Center and had been employed at the center since July 2010. Littleton Police initiated their investigation after a child told a parent of an incident that allegedly occurred on March 21, 2011 at the center. The parent subsequently notified police. According to a Littleton Police release, investigators discovered there were several victims. KinderCare provides care for children between the ages of 2-months and 13-years-old. Kerr was immediately fired when the investigation was initiated and all families were notified his termination and the ongoing investigation. Before working for KinderCare, Kerr was employed as an elementary substitute teacher in both Jefferson County and Denver Public Schools. He also worked as a summer church camp counselor in Missouri in 2005. Kerr is currently held on a $50,000 bond for sexual assault on a child and sexual assault by someone in a position of trust, both felony charges. For more read Former Littleton, Colorado, daycare employee arrested on suspicion of sexual assault on a child.

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By David Wolf, Attorney

Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

prison%20bars.jpgBenjamin Janicki, a 19-year-old boy, was a summer hire as a day care aide at Park Hill United Methodist Children’s Center. According to Denver’s district attorney office, Janicki was arrested and faces at least felony counts of sexual abuse on three preschoolers. Janicki also faces three additional counts of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust, also felonies. Parents were told that the victims were between the ages of 3 and 4-years and that there could be more.

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By David Wolf, Attorney

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Bicycle.jpgGovernor Ritter of Colorado was recently in a bicycle accident that caused several broken ribs. After his own experience with a bicycle injury, he is throwing extra support behind a bill that would require Colorado kids from ages two to seventeen to wear a safety helmet when riding a bike, roller blades, or skate board.