Daycare Abuse/Neglect in Washington D.C. | What You Should Know

Daycare neglect/abuse is one of the most reprehensible things imaginable. We’d like to think that we can trust daycares to look after our children for a limited period of time each day, though unfortunately, this is not always the case. If you believe that your child’s daycare is guilty of abuse or neglect, it is critical that you continue reading and reach out to our Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we may hold the daycare civilly liable in a premises liability claim. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What is a daycare liability clause and should I sign one?

Oftentimes, when parents enroll their children in daycare, the daycare will ask the parent to sign a daycare liability clause. Essentially, daycare liability clauses are documents that seek to waive your right to sue the daycare provider in question if your child is injured on their watch. If this sounds sneaky to you, you’re not wrong. Unfortunately, many parents sign these documents without even knowing. You are not legally required to sign this document. That being said, if you already did sign this document and your child was injured in a daycare accident, you may still take legal action against the daycare with the assistance of our firm.

What are some examples of daycare neglect or abuse?

There are various forms of daycare neglect and abuse, and if you can prove that your child was harmed as a result of daycare negligence, there is a very good chance that you will have a valid premises liability claim. Some of the most common forms of daycare negligence include leaving choking hazards, such as paper clips, lying about, leaving cleaning supplies out in the open (children may mistake them for sweet drinks based on their color and smell), failing to ensure all playground equipment is safe for use (not rusted, defective, etc.), and failing to ensure children have access to clean drinking water, fresh food, and safe daycare conditions. Additionally, in the worst cases, children may continuously return home with cuts or bruises, or you may notice them losing weight/complaining of hunger and thirst regularly. If this is the case, your child may be the victim of daycare neglect/abuse. Our Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys are here to hold this daycare accountable for its actions. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to give us a call today.


The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.