Recovering Compensation for Daycare Abuse or Neglect

Unfortunately, some daycares are not trustworthy and can lead to children being the victims of neglect or abuse. If you suspect your child has been harmed due to a negligent or abusive daycare, continue reading to learn the steps you should take. Reach out to our experienced personal injury attorney to learn how you can take legal action against this daycare.

Should I sign a daycare liability clause?

Many daycare facilities will require parents to sign a daycare liability clause which will waive their rights to take legal action against the daycare, should their child ever be harmed under the facility’s care. It is common for unsuspecting parents to sign this document. However, there is still a way to hold a daycare liable for any harm done to your child by gaining the assistance of an experienced attorney, if you signed the document or not.

What are the most common signs of daycare neglect or abuse?

There are various signs that your child may be the victim of neglect or abuse at a daycare. The most common signs to be aware of include the following:

  • 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 outdoors present serious risks.
  • Your child complains that they are hungry or thirsty when they return home. Your child unexpectedly loses weight. This may indicate that the daycare has malnourished your child.

How can I take legal action against a negligent daycare on behalf of my child?

If your child has been harmed due to the neglect or abuse of their daycare, you may be eligible to recover compensation. First, you should retain the services of a skilled personal injury attorney who will help you seek justice for yourself and your family. Your attorney will be able to gather forms of evidence such as photographs and video footage of the unsafe conditions that caused your child’s harm. It is important that you collect as much evidence of these incidents on your own as well. It is important to take legal action against the daycare to ensure this is not done to another child. To get started with this process as soon as possible, reach out to ur experienced firm to learn more about our services and how we can assist you.


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.