Articles Posted in Delaware

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By James Bailey, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

Education%20Day%20Care%20Building%20Block%20G.jpgChildren enrolled in day care centers rely on transportation from or through the center to get to and from the day care center. It is important for all drivers on the road to recognize that many day care programs run year run. Because of this, children are being transported year round through day care center transportation. In Wilmington, Delaware, an automobile accident was reported involving a Chevrolet Tahoe SUV and a daycare center bus. The accident resulted in personal injuries to a child who suffered a laceration on her face. You can read more about this story at Delaware Day Care Bus and SUV Crash.

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By James Bailey, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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The death of an 18 year old freshman from the University of Delaware resulted in the suspension of a fraternity (Sigman Alpha Mu) and a fine of $50,000. Delaware Online reported on this story. The case was pursued by the Delaware Attorney General’s office. The prosecution of hazing and drinking incidents on college campuses like the University of Delaware is very important for the safety of college students. Unfortunately, incidents of alcohol poisoning and alcohol related personal injuries and deaths continue to take place on or near college campuses every year. Fraternities can be a place of great fun. They can also be a place of great irresponsibility and danger. Alcohol poisoning is a very serious medical condition that requires medical attention and treatment. Without timely medical attention, serious personal injuries and even deaths result. Brett Griffin’s life ended at 18 years of age as a result of alcohol poisoning. Students, administrators, teachers, and, yes, even parents should do their best to educate others about the dangers of alcohol.

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By David Wolf, Attorney

Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

Utensils.jpgZachary Christie, a six-year-old first-grader, was suspended and was facing 45 days in an alternative school for troublemakers for taking his favorite camping utensil to school. The utensil was a combination knife/fork/spoon that the child had planned to use to eat his lunch. The child was expelled under the school’s guidelines for dealing with children who bring weapons to school or commit violent offenses.

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By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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In Wilmington, Delware, a 19 month old boy wandered away from a day care center. He was found crawling on a sidewalk near a busy intersection. In Delaware and other States, there is a problem with day care supervision of children. Fortunately, ths child did not suffer any serious child personal injuries. The fact that the child was not injured does not excuse the failure to supervise and the failure to have safety precautions in place to prevent this incident from taking place. It was reported that a parent may have left a gate open. Since parents are not trained in day care supervision or facility safety, it is the responsibility of the day care operators and staff members to make sure that safety precautions are in place that account for acts that a parent may take while at the day care facility. You can read more about this story at Toddler at Delaware Day Care Center Wanders Out of Facility.

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By David Wolf, Attorney

Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

education%20school%20day%20care%20black%20chalkboard%20with%20letters%20capital%20and%20small%20letters.jpgIn Delaware, children are the unfortunate victims of day care center negligence especially when the day care center fails to follow the rules and regulations set forth at the State of Delaware – Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families – Delacare – Requirements for Day Care Centers.

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By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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In Delaware, day care centers are regulated by the State of Delaware – Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families – Delacare – Requirements for Day Care Centers. Are Delaware day care centers required to carry liability and fire insurance to cover for personal injuries and / or the wrongful death of a child injured as a result of the negligence of the day care center? The answer is yes. There is a regulation in place that requires liability insurance. Unfortunately, it does not appear that the regulations require a particular amount of liability insurance to comply with this requirement. As such, a facility may be in compliance by carrying a minimal amount of insurance. For instance, a mere policy with a cap of $25,000 may comply with these regulations. Of course, many child injuries involve damages that are far greater than $25,000. The day care center is still responsible for all the damages suffered by a Delaware child as a result of negligence regardless of the amount of insurance in place. Good and responsible Delaware day care centers carry a sufficient amount of insurance so that an injured child and the child’s family can recover adequate compensation through the liability insurance. Having sufficient liability insurance also helps protect the assets of the day care center and the day care center’s ability to continue operations from a financial standpoint in the future.

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By David Wolf, Attorney

Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

Map%20of%20United%20States%20black%20and%20white%20showing%20all%20States.jpgThe United States Department of Health and Human Resources has a website that has a great reference tool for parents and caregivers with children in day care centers and child care centers. Each state regulates day care centers / child care centers through a state specific administrative code and / or policy manual. Go to State Administrative Rules and Policy Manuals for Child Care. Another good resource is located at the website for the National Resource Center for