As parents, we want the very best for our children.
There is nothing more upsetting than the injury or death of a child, especially when it is caused by the negligence of another. The Offices of Cullen-Hemphill offer personal, straight-forward legal services for all child injury cases, including child sexual abuse, physical abuse, injuries due to inadequate supervision, wrongful death, negligent supervision and foster care abuse. If your child has been injured, abused or even killed, you may need an attorney who cares. Call the Law Offices of Cullen-Hemphill at 407-254-4901 to discuss your case.
– C. Everett Koop, former Surgeon General of the United States
As parents, we want the very best for our children. We work hard to save for college, we read them books to enrich their minds, we drive them to soccer games and music lessons because we want them to have every opportunity to live a happy and successful life. We protect them the best we can because we understand that they are our future.
Unfortunately, we cannot be with our children every minute to watch over them. It is always a difficult choice when we leave a child in the care of another. When we hire a babysitter, drop our child off at day care, or enroll our children in an after school program, mentoring program, or activity such as scouting or youth sports, we want to know that our children are safe, well-supervised, being treated appropriately, and receiving quality care.
In Florida, child care facilities and other similar programs must run background checks on all employees. However, many employees start work before the background check is complete, sometimes the background checks are back-logged or ignored, and in some Florida counties, criminals may ask for an exemption. When bad people slip through background checks, children are put at risk.
We also expect that the premises and facilities of day care centers, schools, playgrounds, and pools are free from dangers to our children, and that children are supervised when using these facilities. We expect that poisonous cleaning supplies are kept locked up, that medications are not left in children’s reach, that equipment is maintained and meets the latest safety standards, that the environment is lead-free, and that lifeguards and coaches are watching and supervising our children, not reading the newspaper or otherwise distracted.
There is nothing more devastating than the injury or death of a child, especially when it is caused by the negligence of another – and especially, when it is caused by someone that you trusted to take care to your child.
Cullen & Hemphill, PLC offer personal, straight-forward legal services for all child injury cases.
As parents, Kim and Robert understand how difficult these cases are both for the victim and the family. We always treat you as we would like to be treated. We will always show you and your child the utmost respect. We will explain exactly what is going on and what your options are. As your lawyers, we will do everything we can to get the best possible outcome for your case.
We handle many types of cases:
- Day care injuries
- Playground injuries
- Child sexual abuse
- Foster care abuse
- Inadequate background checks
- Physical abuse
- Negligent supervision
- Injury due to inadequate supervision
- Wrongful death due to inadequate supervision
- Drowning and injuries related to near-drowning