What You Need to Know About Daycare Negligence in Washington D.C.

Fortunately, Washington D.C. is home to many wonderful daycare facilities. However, there are times where these daycares breach their duty of care through negligence and harm children as a result. Of course, this is every parent’s worst nightmare, which is why if this has happened to your child, you are most likely now considering your legal options. Please continue reading and reach out to our knowledgeable Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys to learn more.

Should I sign a daycare liability clause?

When you enroll your child in a daycare, they will often try and get you to sign something known as a “daycare liability clause.” This is a document that is designed to waive your right to sue the daycare if your child is ever injured or harmed at the daycare. This is underhanded, and unsuspecting parents sign these documents all the time, though they do not have to. Fortunately, with the help of an experienced attorney on your side, whether you sign the document or not, you may hold a daycare liable for any harm done to your children.

What are the most common signs and symptoms of daycare abuse?

There are few things worse than coming to pick your child up from daycare, only to notice something is wrong. There are various forms of daycare negligence/abuse, including the following:

  • Rusty playground equipment, broken glass lying around outside, mold or other unsanitary conditions present, and more.
  • Leaving office supplies lying around, such as paper clips, which are a common choking hazard for small children.
  • Leaving cleaning supplies left unattended, which are often mistaken for sweet drinks by small children.

Finally, if you notice your child is losing weight, complaining of thirst or hunger every day after daycare, or consistently has bruises or cuts, you may have a case of daycare abuse. If you believe your child has been harmed either due to the neglect or abuse of daycare, you are most likely entitled to compensation. However, it is critical you gather various forms of evidence, such as pictures, videos, and more of the unsafe conditions, and retain the services of a knowledgeable Washington D.C. personal injury attorney who can help you seek the justice you and your family deserve. Property owners are responsible for ensuring their property is safe for all, and when they neglect this duty, you should have grounds to win a premises liability lawsuit. For any additional questions, give us a call today.

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.