Many parents are unable to care for their young children 24/7, as 40-hour workweeks are a regular fact of life. Because of this, parents trust friends, relatives, and daycares to look after their children until they can come and pick them up. Though nobody wants to imagine it, there are times when these daycares are negligent or abusive. If you suspect this is happening to your child, you must read on and reach out to our experienced Hartford County premises liability attorneys as soon as possible so we can fight for the justice you and your family deserve. Here are some of the questions you may have about daycare liability:
What is a daycare liability clause?
Very often, daycares will try to get parents to sign a waiver with a “liability clause.” This is to deter parents from suing, should something happen to their child at the daycare. If this sounds sneaky or underhanded to you, you’re probably right. That being said, generally, whether you signed the document or not, you may still file a lawsuit against a negligent daycare. However, you cannot do so without the assistance of an experienced attorney who will aggressively fight for you and your child’s rights.
Examples of Daycare Negligence
Though there is nothing more sickening than a daycare either purposefully or accidentally abusing children, it is important you read on to identify any signs or potential examples of abuse that you may use to file a lawsuit. Some of the most common examples of daycare abuse/negligence are as follows:
- Leaving small objects, such as office supplies strewn about. Additionally, children are often intrigued by objects that look like candy or sweet drinks, when in actuality, they are cleaning supplies. Daycares are responsible for ensuring all potential choking/toxic hazards are stowed away, at all times.
- If you notice your child is losing significant weight or is always asking for food or water upon returning home, your child may be malnourished.
- Broken glass, rusty playground equipment, mold, or any other hazardous living conditions often cause daycare accidents or infections contracted at the unclean daycare facility
Lastly, as a parent, you must constantly monitor your child. If you notice recurring bruises or scrapes, your child may have been hit or otherwise physically abused, either by a supervisor, or another child if a negligent supervisor was not paying attention at the time. Though this is every parent’s worst nightmare, and we are here to attain the justice you and your child deserve.