Has Your Child Been Harmed in Daycare? Here is What You Need to Know.

Aug 13, 2020 - Personal Injury

There is nothing worse than trusting a daycare to look after your child, only to find that your child has been harmed due to their negligence. If you find yourself in this situation, you are most likely now seeking to hold that daycare accountable. Please continue reading and speak with our experineced Florida personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you through the premises liability claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

Do I have to sign a daycare liability clause?

Oftentimes, when enrolling your child in daycare, the daycare will try and get you to sign a daycare liability clause. The basic purpose of this clause is to get you to waive your right to sue the daycare, should anything bad happen to your child. If this sounds somewhat sneaky to you, it’s because it is. You do not have to sign this clause, however, if you have already signed such a clause and you believe your child was injured due to the daycare’s negligence, there is a very good chance you can still sue that daycare for your child’s right to compensation. That being said, these lawsuits are seldom easy to win, which is why you must retain the services of a knowledgeable Jacksonville personal injury attorney who can gather and present all the evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof.

What are some of the most common forms of daycare negligence?

Daycares have several duties towards all who are enrolled in them. When they breach those duties, people can become seriously harmed as a result. Some of the most common causes of daycare injuries are as follows:

  • Daycare staff leaving certain objects within reach of young children. For example, small objects, such as paperclips, pose a serious choking hazard to small children, which is why they should never be left unattended. Additionally, cleaning products, especially colored, sweet-smelling liquids, can pose serious safety risks to small children as well, who may confuse them for sports drinks or otherwise. 
  • Daycare staff failing to maintain all playground equipment and toys often can result in injury, such as when playground equipment is allowed to get rusty or defective in some way. 
  • Daycare staff failing to ensure that air, food, and water quality are all safe. Asbestos or mold in the air can be toxic, as can unclean drinking water. Additionally, in the age of COVID-19, daycares are also responsible for regularly sanitizing and cleaning the premises to ensure they minimize the chances of spreading the virus. 

Finally, though no parent wishes to think about it, if you notice your child is losing weight, frequently coming home with bruises, or is constantly complaining of hunger or thirst, there is a chance your child may be a victim of abuse. This is unacceptable. No matter your circumstances, if you believe your child was harmed due to a daycare’s negligence or abuse, our firm is here to help. All you have to do is give us a call. 

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Ansbacher Law is comprised of knowledgeable attorneys who are ready to assist clients with various legal matters throughout North Florida. We understand the urgency of your personal injury claim and additional legal matters, which is why we provide each of our clients with compassionate and efficient legal assistance, every step of the way. Please contact our office for an initial consultation today.

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