Many working parents have no choice but to trust a daycare to take care of their child during the workday. While most daycares in Maryland are responsible and truly care about the children they’re watching over, this is not always the case. If your child was recently harmed by a daycare’s negligence, you are most likely now looking to take legal action. Read on and reach out to our Maryland personal injury attorney to learn more about daycare liability in Maryland and how our legal team can assist you. Here are some of the questions you may have:
Should I sign a daycare liability release?
Oftentimes, when a parent enrolls their child in a daycare, the daycare will ask the parent to sign something called a daycare liability release. In most cases, it is generally not a good idea to sign a daycare liability release, as it essentially waives the daycare’s liability, should your child ever get harmed in some way.
That being said, if you have already signed a daycare liability release and your child is harmed as a direct result of the daycare’s negligence, you can still file a personal injury claim. Our experienced Maryland personal injury lawyer is ready to fight for you and your child.
What are some examples of daycare negligence?
Unfortunately, there are several ways in which a daycare could endanger the well-being of a child through negligence. Some of the most common types of daycare negligence that our firm sees are as follows:
- Leaving sharp objects, such as scissors, lying around.
- Leaving small objects, such as legos or paperclips, lying around with very young children in the room, as they can pose a choking hazard.
- Failing to ensure that all cleaning supplies are kept in a safe location and away from children, as the colored and sweet-smelling liquids may be confused with flavored drinks.
- Failing to ensure that playground equipment is well-maintained and does not pose a safety risk to children.
- Having unsafe air or water conditions. If the water is undrinkable or there is mold or disturbed asbestos in the air, it can lead to serious wrongful injury.
Additionally, though it is every parent’s worst nightmare, there are certain signs of daycare abuse to look out for as well. They are as follows:
- Your child losing weight
- Your child consistently complaining of thirst or hunger upon leaving daycare
- Your child having unexplained cuts or bruises
The bottom line is that if you believe that your child is a victim of daycare abuse or negligence, the time to act is now. Our legal team is here to help.
Contact our experienced Maryland firm
The Law Offices of Debra A. Saltz has decades of experience representing clients in Anne Arundel County and Howard County, Maryland who need legal assistance for criminal defense or personal injury matters. Contact the Law Offices of Debra A. Saltz today to discuss your case.