What to Know About Daycare Liability in Maryland

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What is a daycare liability clause?

When you register your child in daycare, the daycare will attempt to get you to sign a daycare liability clause. The main purpose of this clause is to get you to waive your privilege to seek legal action against the daycare if anything bad occurs 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 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 seldom easy to win, which is why you should retain the services of our skilled attorneys who can collect and present all the evidence required to fulfill the burden of proof.

What are the most common forms of daycare negligence?

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

  • Daycare staff leaves specific 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 mistake them for drinks.
  • Daycare staff failing to keep all playground equipment and toys often can result in injury, such as when playground equipment is allowed 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. Also, with COVID-19, daycares are responsible for regularly sanitizing and cleaning the assumptions to make sure they lower the chances of spreading the virus.

Additionally, even though no parent wishes to think about it, if you see your child losing weight, frequently coming home with bruises, or always complaining of hunger or thirst, there is a possibility your child may be a victim of abuse. No matter what, if you think your child was injured as a result of a daycare’s negligence or abuse, our firm is here for you. We are just one call away.

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If you suffered an injury or loss because of another person’s negligence, contact McCarthy, Winkelman, Mester & Offutt, L.L.P. today.


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