Recovering Compensation After an Incident of Daycare Abuse or Neglect

There is nothing more nauseating than learning your child is not being taken care of upon leaving him or her with someone you trust. If you suspect your child has been injured or harmed due to a negligent or abusive daycare, you must continue reading and reach out to our experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you through the legal process going forward. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What is a daycare liability clause?

A daycare liability clause is something that daycares will oftentimes get parents to sign. Unfortunately, they will generally use this clause to prevent parents from suing the daycare, should their child ever become injured or harmed in some way. Rather obviously, this is quite sneaky, however, fortunately, with the right attorney on your side, you may be able to bypass that waiver. Our attorneys are as appalled with negligent and abusive daycares as you are, which is why you can be confident that we will fight for your rights, every step of the way.

What does daycare negligence or abuse look like?

Unfortunately, there are numerous signs of daycare abuse that parents must constantly be looking out for. Some of the most frequent types and signs of abuse/neglect are as follows:

  • Your child unexpectedly losing weight, or complaining that he or she is hungry/thirsty when he/she returns home. Nobody wants to imagine it, but this may indicate that the daycare has malnourished your child.
  • Rusty playground equipment, broken glass, or any other safety hazards outdoors present serious risks to unsuspecting children
  • Daycares are responsible for ensuring they put away all things that may present choking hazards or toxic risks to children, such as cleaning products, office supplies, such as paper clips or staplers, and more.

How do I sue a negligent or abusive daycare on behalf of my child?

If you have seen any of the aforementioned safety hazards at your child’s daycare or you suspect your child is being otherwise neglected/abused, you must get your child to safety and take legal action as soon as possible. First, if possible, you should take pictures of any safety hazards you should find. Additionally, it can’t hurt to call the police. They will ensure your child is safe, as well as document the reported incident or hazardous safety conditions. From here, you must reach out to an experienced attorney who will use surveillance footage, witness statements, medical documents and more to fight for the compensation you and your child deserve in a premises liability lawsuit.

Contact our experienced Washington D.C. firm

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.