When a child is harmed because an adult who was responsible for their safety failed to protect them, the child might have a claim for negligent supervision. These adults include not only direct caregivers such as parents, guardians, babysitters, and day care workers but also other adults who are in a position to identify signs of abuse and neglect. These adults are required by law to report suspected abuse and include professionals such as teachers, physicians, police officers, and counselors.
Attorney Michael Behm is committed to holding these mandated reporters accountable when they fail to recognize and report abuse and neglect. Far too often, vulnerable children are sent back to dangerous situations and suffer worse injuries and even death. Children can’t speak for themselves; if you suspect an adult of negligent supervision, contact our office to find out if we can help the child.
When adults who are legally obligated to keep children safe fail in their duty, they can be held accountable for compensating the injured child for medical bills, rehabilitation, and long-term care. An accident in a day care center or school, abuse at the hands of a parent or caregiver, or a fatal injury while in someone’s care should never happen, but when it does, the victim will need a compassionate and skilled attorney to get them the compensation they will need to move forward.
If your child or a child in your care has been failed by an adult who was supposed to protect them, contact attorney Michael Behm for a free consultation. He will listen to the details of the child’s case, and if he believes he can help the child, he will accept the case. If he doesn’t think he can add value to the child’s recovery, he will provide them with helpful resources. He is here to speak for children who cannot speak for themselves.