What Is Daycare Negligence in Florida?

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If your child was injured at daycare because of another’s negligence, continue reading and give our skilled legal team a call today to discuss your options. Our St. Petersburg, Florida personal injury attorneys are on your side.

What is a daycare liability clause?

The majority of the time, when registering your child in daycare, the daycare will try to get you to sign a daycare liability clause. The main objective of this clause is to get you to waive your right to seek legal action against the daycare if anything bad happens to your child. Recognize that you do not have to sign this clause, however, if you have already signed a clause and you think your child was hurt because of the daycare’s negligence, there is a very high likelihood that you can still seek legal action against that daycare for your child’s right to compensation. Because of this, these lawsuits are rarely easy to win, which is why you should hire the services of our experienced attorneys who can collect and present all the evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof.

What are the most common forms of daycare negligence?

Daycares have many duties towards all who are registered in them. When they fail those responsibilities, people can become seriously injured as a result. Some of the most common causes of daycare injuries include:

  • Daycare staff leaves specific objects within reach of young children. For instance, small objects, such as paperclips, pose a serious choking hazard to small children, which is why they should never be left unattended. Furthermore, cleaning products, especially colored, sweet-smelling liquids, can pose serious safety risks to small children as well, who may misinterpret them for beverages.
  • Daycare staff forgetting to keep all playground equipment and toys often can result in injury, such as when playground equipment is entitled to get rusty or defective in some way.
  • Daycare staff fails to make sure that air, food, and water quality are all safe. Asbestos or mold in the air can be toxic, as can unclean drinking water. Furthermore, in the age of COVID-19, daycares are responsible for regularly sanitizing and cleaning the premises to ensure they lower the chances of spreading the virus.

Also, while no parent wishes to think about it, if you see your child losing weight, often coming home with bruises, or constantly complaining of hunger or thirst, there is a likelihood your child may be a victim of abuse. No matter what, if you think your child was harmed due to a daycare’s negligence or abuse, our firm is on your side. Give us a call today.

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If you or someone you know was injured in an accident and wishes to schedule a consultation, please do not hesitate to contact the Youngblood Law Firm today.