Can I Sue for Daycare Negligence in Maryland?

As a parent, you always want to ensure that your child is left in good hands. That is why it is devastating, and frankly unacceptable, when your child is injured while under the supervision of their daycare. In this unfortunate scenario, you must take immediate action in holding the daycare employer and staff accountable for their wrongful and negligent actions. Continue reading to learn more about daycare negligence and how an experienced Howard County personal injury attorney of Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates can work on your behalf in filing a premises liability claim.

What are common types of daycare negligence seen in the state of Maryland?

Daycare accidents are commonly due to the negligence of the employer and staff. That said, below are the most common types of daycare negligence found in the state of Maryland:

  • The daycare staff neglects to place certain objects out of reach from your child:
    • Sharp objects that cause cuts.
    • Small objects that pose a serious choking hazard.
    • Cleaning products that pose a serious poisonous hazard.
  • The daycare staff neglects to maintain the playground equipment and toys:
    • Rusty swings, slides, seesaws, etc., are not fixed.
    • Defective toys are not confiscated.
  • The daycare staff neglects to maintain safe air, food, and water quality:
    • There is asbestos or mold.
    • Your child’s food allergies are ignored.
    • There is expired food distributed.
    • There is unclean drink water distributed.
  • The daycare staff neglects to maintain clean premises:
    • High-touch surfaces are not properly sanitized.
    • They do not help your child with handwashing.

Am I eligible to sue for daycare negligence in the state of Maryland?

If your child received injuries while under the supervision of a daycare, you may be eligible to file a premises liability claim. Importantly, the following must be true:

  1. Your child was enrolled in the daycare, and the daycare employer and staff owed your child a duty of care.
  2. The daycare employer and staff breached their duty of care by practicing negligence.
  3. Your child received an injury due to the daycare employer’s and staff’s negligence.
  4. Your child received damages due to their accident.

And to satisfy your burden of proof, you must collect the following pieces of evidence:

  • Photos and videos of the scene, such as your child’s injuries, damages, and the hazards that led to the accident.
  • A doctor’s note that states the date, time, and seriousness of your child’s injuries.
  • Medical bills that itemized the cost of treatment for your child’s injuries.
  • Witness testimonies that recite the events of the accident.
  • Security camera footage that exhibits how the accident played out.

For more, pick up the phone and contact one of our skilled attorneys from our personal injury law firm in Howard County today. 

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