Daycare Accidents in Washington D.C. | What to Know

Many parents struggle to send their children to daycare. After all, it can be difficult to trust others to care for your children. For this reason, daycare accidents are especially harrowing. Read on to learn more about daycare accidents and what to do if your child sustains an injury.

What if I signed a liability clause?

Many daycare facilities will ask parents to sign a liability clause. This clause will waive your rights to take legal action against the daycare, should your child ever be harmed under the facility’s care. It is important to note that you do not have to sign this clause. Often, parents will sign this clause without realizing that they have a choice, or without being fully aware of what they are signing. If you did sign this clause, you can still hold a daycare accountable with the help of an experienced personal injury attorney.

What are common signs of abuse to look out for?

Some common examples of daycare negligence or abuse include:

  • Failing to put away cleaning products, office supplies, such as paper clips or staplers, and more that are choking hazards or toxic risks to children. Daycares are responsible for ensuring they put away all things that may present hazards to children.
  • Rusty playground equipment, broken glass, or any other safety hazards that present serious risks.
  • Your child complains that they are hungry or thirsty when they return home, or your child unexpectedly loses weight. This may indicate that the daycare has malnourished your child.

Can I take legal action against a negligent daycare?

If you suspect that a daycare facility is abusing your child, it is important to take the following action:

  • Take your child to the doctor: It is important to take your child to the doctor right away. This will ensure that your child is treated by a medical professional, while simultaneously providing you with proof of the origin and extent of your child’s injuries.
  • Take pictures and videos of negligence: Take photos and videos of any injuries your child has sustained. Additionally, document any hazards at the daycare.
  • Contact an attorney: Reach out to an attorney right away. If your child is a victim of daycare negligence, you may be entitled to recover compensation.

If your child is a victim of daycare abuse/negligence, you will need a dedicated attorney on your side. Reach out to our firm today to discuss your case.


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.