What You Should Know About Daycare Abuse/Neglect in Florida

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A tough pill to swallow is that not all daycare facilities are worth our trust as parents. If you believe that your child has been neglected or abused while under a daycare’s watch, you may be eligible for compensation. Continue reading to discover the signs of daycare neglect and abuse and how to take successful legal action against a daycare on behalf of your child.

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Should I sign a daycare liability clause?

Many daycares will require parents to sign a daycare liability clause. This document is used to waive your right to sue the daycare, should your child be harmed under their care. It is common for unsuspecting parents to sign this document without this knowledge. However, you still hold the power to hold the daycare liable for any harm done to your child, even if you have signed a daycare liability clause. This can be done with the help of an understanding and skilled personal injury lawyer.

What are the signs of daycare neglect or abuse?

If you believe that your child could be a victim of daycare neglect or abuse, be on the lookout for the below signs:

  • 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. Daycares are responsible for ensuring they put away all things that may present hazards to children.
  • 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.
  • 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 for financial compensation if you believe that your child has been harmed due to neglect or abuse at a daycare facility. To set yourself up for a successful personal injury claim, you should collect as much evidence as possible regarding your child’s harm. This should include photos or videos of the unsafe conditions of the daycare. Your experienced personal injury attorney will be able to fight for the financial compensation you and your family deserve while utilizing the evidence you have collected. It is important to take legal action as soon as possible. To begin this process today, reach out to our firm to discuss your claim and how we can support your legal process.

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