What Are Examples of Daycare Negligence in New York State?

When you enroll your child in a daycare, the last thing you may think of is the possibility of your child being in danger. However, this is a far too frequent occurrence in New York State. So, in the event that your child is hurt while under the supervision of daycare staff, you may have a valid premises liability claim on your hands. Continue reading to learn the common examples of daycare negligence and how an experienced Buffalo, New York personal injury attorney of Ramos & Ramos can work to determine your eligibility for a lawsuit.

What are the most common examples of daycare negligence in New York State?

Daycare staff has a duty of care in keeping your child safe on their premises. So when they breach their duty of care and your child is subsequently injured, then they should be held accountable for their negligence. That said, the most common examples of daycare negligence are as follows:

  • Daycare staff neglect to place certain objects out of reach from your child:
    • Small objects that pose a serious choking hazard.
    • Cleaning products that pose a serious poisonous hazard.
  • Daycare staff neglect to upkeep all playground equipment and toys:
    • Swings, slides, seesaws, etc., become rusty.
    • Toys have defective parts.
  • Daycare staff neglect to maintain safe air, food, and water quality:
    • There is asbestos or mold present.
    • There is spoiled or expired food distributed.
    • There is unclean drink water distributed.
  • Daycare staff neglect to follow COVID-19 safety protocols:
    • Working tables, toys, and other high-touch surfaces are not properly sanitized.
    • They do not help the children with handwashing.

Additionally, in worst-case scenarios, such neglect can teeter on abuse. Common signs of daycare abuse are as follows:

  • Your child has lost a significant amount of weight.
  • Your child has noticeable bruises.
  • Your child complains about hunger or thirst.

The above scenarios are completely unacceptable. So to put an end to this negligence and abuse, you must seek legal counsel as immediately as possible.

Am I eligible to sue if I signed a daycare liability clause?

The purpose of a daycare liability clause is to waive your right to sue in the event that your child was harmed on the daycare premises. Firstly, you are not obligated to sign this clause. But even if you do, our firm can still help you with filing a premises liability claim and fighting for the compensation that your child deserves.

With all this being said, it is in your best interest to retain the services of a skilled Buffalo personal injury lawyer today.

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