What Is Daycare Liability in New Jersey?

You may want to consider your legal options if your child was injured due to a negligent daycare. Our legal team is on your side. Give our skilled Middlesex County personal injury attorney a call today.

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 goal 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. It is important to note that you do not have to sign this clause, however, if you have already signed a clause and you think your child was injured because of the daycare’s negligence, there is a very high chance that you can still pursue legal action against that daycare for your child’s right to compensation. As a result of this, these lawsuits are rarely easy to win, which is why you should retain the services of our experienced attorneys who can gather and offer all the evidence needed to fulfill the burden of proof.

What are some common examples of daycare negligence?

Some of the most common instances of daycare negligence include the following:

  • Small objects are left around the property. Daycares are bound by law to keep possible choking or toxic hazards out of a child’s reach at all times.
  • If your child appears to be losing a considerable amount of weight or seems hungrier than usual, they may be malnourished if they are not fed sufficient amounts of food at daycare.
  • Broken glass, rusted playground equipment, mold, or other dangerous property conditions.

What steps should I take if my child has been harmed at daycare?

If your child is injured as a result of daycare negligence, you should take the following steps:

  • Document the scene: If you are able, take photos and videos of the negligent conditions that caused your child to get hurt.
  • Document the injuries: Take plenty of photos and videos of your child’s injuries.
  • Seek medical attention: Taking pictures of the injuries may not be enough. It is essential to take your child to a doctor right away. A doctor will ensure that your child’s injuries are properly treated, while also supplying you with proof of the origin and extent of the injuries. Medical documents can play a large part when it comes to a personal injury case.
  • Contact an attorney: A skilled personal injury attorney may be able to obtain more evidence, including security camera footage, police reports, and more.


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