When you enroll your child in a daycare, you trust that they will be safe while in the care of those in charge. So, there is nothing worse than when the opposite occurs, and when your child is hurt due to the daycare’s negligence. If you believe that your child’s daycare must be held accountable for their wrongful actions, then you can likely file a premises liability claim. Follow along to understand what makes a bad daycare and how a proficient Ontario personal injury lawyer of Merricks Law Group, P.A., can work on your behalf in filing a lawsuit.
What are common examples of daycare negligence in Toronto?
Daycares hold responsibilities toward the children left in their care. So when they breach these responsibilities, these children can end up being seriously harmed. Some common examples of daycare negligence read as follows:
- Daycare staff neglect to place certain objects out of reach from the children (i.e., small objects that can pose as serious choking hazards, cleaning products that can pose as serious poisonous hazards, etc).
- Daycare staff neglect to maintain all playground equipment (i.e., it becomes rusty) and toys (i.e., they are defective).
- Daycare staff neglect to provide safe air (i.e., asbestos or mold), food (i.e., expired food), and water quality (i.e., unclean drinking water).
- Daycare staff neglect to regularly sanitize and clean the premises in a way that meets COVID-19 safety protocols.
Unfortunately, it is also far too often that a child is made a victim of abuse in a daycare. So, in the unfortunate event that you notice your child losing weight, coming home with bruises, or complaining about hunger or thirst, then you must immediately call our firm so that we can put a stop to the daycare’s negligence and abuse.
Can I still sue bad daycare if I signed a liability clause?
Commonly, daycares ask that parents or guardians sign a daycare liability clause before they enroll their child. This is because they want you to waive your right to sue them if your child is harmed in any way.
First, it is important to know that you are not obligated to sign this clause. However, if you already did, and you believe your child was harmed while at daycare after the fact, there is still a chance that you will be able to sue for your child’s right to compensation. Nonetheless, you can increase your chances of having a strong case against the negligent or abusive staff if you retain the services of one of the talented Toronto personal injury lawyers. Give our firm a call today.