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What to Know About Daycare Abuse and Neglect in Maryland

Daycares are trusted by many parents to care for their children. However, some daycares are unfortunately not trustworthy. If you believe that your child is a victim of abuse or neglect by their daycare, continue reading to learn how you can take legal action to recover compensation for their damages. If you require assistance with your upcoming legal matters, give our experienced personal injury firm a call today. We are here to help.

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 rights to sue the daycare if your child is harmed under their care. Unfortunately, many unsuspecting parents will sign this document without this knowledge. However, even if you have signed this document, you can still hold a daycare liable for any harm done to your child with the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney.

What are some signs of daycare neglect or abuse?

Some of the most common signs of neglect or abuse at daycare include the following:

  • 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.
  • 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.

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 the negligence of a daycare, you are likely eligible to recover compensation. If you believe that your child is being abused or neglected, you should first collect as much evidence of the harm as possible including pictures and videos of the unsafe conditions. Next, retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney. Your attorney will work to recover the financial compensation you and your family deserve. To get started with this process as soon as possible, reach out to our skilled firm to learn more about how we can assist you. We are prepared to take on your case today. Give us a call to schedule your initial consultation.

Contact our experienced Maryland firm

If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you must reach out to one of our knowledgeable attorneys. At Timian & Fawcett, LLC, we provide effective legal services to clients in Prince George’s County, Washington, D.C., and all of Maryland. Our firm is dedicated to assisting our clients. If you need our help, we are ready to serve. Contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC.

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