Daycare Abuse/Neglect in California | What You Should Know

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Daycare Abuse/Neglect in California | What You Should Know

Though it requires a lot of strength and trust to give a daycare the ability to watch over your child, certain daycares may not deserve our trust. If you believe that your child has been neglected or abused while under a daycare’s watch, reach out to our experienced personal injury attorney to discuss your options. Continue reading to discover the signs of neglect and abuse in a daycare facility and how to take proper legal action against a daycare on behalf of your child.

Should I sign a daycare liability clause?

A daycare liability clause is used to waive your right to sue the daycare, should your child be harmed under their care. Many daycares require unsuspecting parents to sign this document. However, it is important to understand that there is still an opportunity for your to hold your daycare liable for any harm done to your child if you have signed a daycare liability clause or not.

What are the signs of daycare neglect and abuse?

It is important to be on the lookout for any of the following signs of neglect or abuse if you believe your child may have been harmed under their care:

  • 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?

You are likely eligible for compensation if you believe your child has been harmed due to abuse or neglect at a daycare with the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney. To prepare for an upcoming personal injury claim, it is important to collect as much evidence as possible regarding the harm to your child. This should include photos and videos of the unsafe conditions that caused your child’s harm. Your attorney will then be able to fight for the financial compensation you and your family deserve. To begin this process today, do not hesitate to reach out to our firm to discuss your situation and learn how we can fight for your rights.

Contact our experienced California firm

Whether you’ve been injured in an accident due to negligence or you’ve been charged with a DUI, you cannot afford to proceed without strong legal representation at your side. Here at The Law Offices of Dale R. Gomes, we are dedicated to helping all those in need of an attorney who can efficiently fight for their rights. Contact our firm today so we can discuss your case.