Daycare Liability in Florida | Here’s What You Should Know

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There is nothing worse than trusting a daycare facility to make sure your child is safe, only to find that they’ve failed to do so. As a parent, your child is your number one priority, and if you suspect that your child’s daycare has harmed your child, you’re most likely looking to remedy the issue. Please continue reading and reach out to our seasoned and compassionate Jacksonville personal injury attorneys to learn more about daycare liability in Florida and how we can help you hold your child’s daycare accountable for their actions. Here are some of the questions you may have:

Do I have to sign a daycare liability clause?

Oftentimes, daycares will attempt to get parents to sign something known as a “daycare liability clause.” These agreements are inherently dangerous to sign. Essentially, the purpose of a daycare liability clause is to deter you from suing the daycare, should anything ever happen to your child while he or she was there. That said, you are not legally obligated to sign this clause. You should also note that even if you had signed this clause and your child is now injured or harmed because of daycare negligence/abuse, you still have a right to bring a claim against the daycare. Our firm is on your side, and we are prepared to fight for the justice you and your family deserve.

What are the most common signs of daycare negligence?

No one ever wants to imagine that their child will be harmed in a daycare. However, by keeping your eyes peeled, there are certain giveaway signs of negligence or abuse that can help you put a halt to this behavior and hold the liable parties accountable. Some common examples of poor daycare conditions that may infer neglect or abuse are as follows:

  • Rusty or defective playground equipment
  • Unclean air or drinking water conditions
  • Serving spoiled food
  • Leaving small objects, such as paper clips or scissors lying about, as these are choking/injury hazards
  • Leaving cleaning products within reach of young children
  • Noticing that your child is losing weight, or is constantly complaining of hunger or thirst after leaving daycare
  • Noticing your child continuously leaves daycare with bruises or cuts

As previously stated, no one wants to have to be on the lookout for these things, but doing so can save a life. If you have any further questions or you believe your child is a victim of daycare neglect or abuse, our firm is here to help. Give us a call today.

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