Daycare Abuse and Neglect Claims in Florida | What to Know

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Deciding to enroll your child in daycare requires a lot of trust for many parents. Unfortunately, not all daycares of worthy of this trust. If you believe that your child is a victim of neglect or abuse at daycare, continue reading to learn how you can file a claim to recover compensation for their damages. For assistance with your upcoming claim, do not hesitate to contact our Hillsborough County personal injury lawyer. Here are some questions you may have about daycare abuse and neglect claims:

What is a daycare liability clause?

A daycare liability clause is a legal document that is used by many daycares. Parents are often asked to sign this document, which will waive their rights to sue the daycare if their child is harmed under the daycare’s watch. Many unsuspecting parents may sign this document. However, it is still possible to hold a daycare liable even if you have signed this document. With the assistance of an experienced attorney, parents can hold their daycare accountable for abuse and neglect.

What are some signs of daycare neglect or abuse?

The most common signs that your child may be the victim of abuse or neglect at daycare are as follows:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Rusty playground equipment, broken glass, or any other safety hazards outdoors present serious risks.

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

You are likely eligible to recover financial compensation if you believe that your child is the victim of abuse or neglect at daycare. To support your claim, it is important that you collect as much evidence of the harm as possible. This may mean collecting pictures and videos of the unsafe conditions. The next step you should take is to retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney. Your attorney will work to collect further evidence to support your claim and recover the financial compensation you and your family deserve. Reach out to our firm to learn more about how we can help. We are prepared to take on your claim when you are ready.

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