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What is a daycare liability clause?

Most of the time, when registering your child in daycare, the daycare will try to get you to sign a daycare liability clause. The primary purpose of this clause is to get you to waive your right to pursue legal action against the daycare if anything bad occurs to your child. Keep in mind that you do not have to sign this clause, however, if you have already signed a clause and you think your child was hurt as a result of the daycare’s negligence, there is a very high chance that you can still seek legal action against that daycare for your child’s right to compensation. As a result of this, these lawsuits are rarely easy to prevail, which is why you should retain the services of our experienced attorneys who can gather and present all the evidence required to satisfy the burden of proof.

What are the most common forms of daycare negligence?

Daycares have a number of different responsibilities for the children who register for their services. In the event that they fail those responsibilities, people can become seriously hurt as a result. Some of the most common causes of daycare injuries include:

  • Daycare staff leaves distinct objects within reach of young children. For example, small objects, such as paperclips, pose a serious choking hazard to small children, which is why they should never be left unattended. Also, 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. Additionally, in the age of COVID-19, daycares are responsible for regularly sanitizing and cleaning the premises to make sure they lower the chances of spreading the virus.

Furthermore, 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. Contact us today.

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Our firm proudly handles injury claims, insurance disputes, hurricane claims, fire loss claims, commercial litigation, and construction law matters. To discuss your case with our experienced Panama City personal injury attorneys, contact Manuel & Thompson, P.A. today.