Daycare Abuse/Neglect in California | What You Should Know

A parent’s worst nightmare would be to put trust into a daycare center to discover that the facility has neglected or abused their child. Unfortunately, the tough reality is that some daycares do not deserve our trust. Continue reading to discover the signs of daycare neglect and abuse and how to take legal action against a negligent daycare on behalf of your child. Reach out to our experienced personal injury attorney today to discuss our services and learn how we can assist your case. We are prepared to fight for your rights.

Should I sign a daycare liability clause?

Most daycares require parents to sign a daycare liability clause. A daycare liability clause is a document used to waive your right to sue the daycare, should your child be harmed under their care. It is not uncommon for unsuspecting parents to sign this document without this knowledge. However, it is important to understand that 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 assistance of a knowledgeable and skilled personal injury attorney.

What are the signs of daycare neglect or abuse?

If you believe that your child may be neglected or abused at daycare, be on the lookout for any of the following signs of neglect or abuse:

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

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

If you believe that your child has been harmed due to abuse or neglect at a daycare, you are likely eligible for compensation with the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney. To prepare for an upcoming claim, you should collect as much evidence as possible regarding the harm to your child. This should include photos or videos of the unsafe conditions that have caused your child harm. Once you retain the services of a skilled attorney, they will be able to fight for the financial compensation you and your family deserve while utilizing the evidence you have collected. To get started with this process today, reach out to our firm to discuss your situation and learn how we can support you.


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