What Is Daycare Negligence in Maryland?

Give our legal team a call today if your child was injured as a result of a negligent daycare. Our skilled personal injury attorneys in Baltimore County are here to ensure you and your child obtain the compensation and justice you deserve.

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 is a daycare liability clause?

When registering your child in daycare, you can expect that the daycare will try to get you to sign a daycare liability clause. The main objective of this clause is to get you to waive your right to seek legal action against the daycare if anything bad occurs to your child. It is important to recognize that you do not have to sign this clause, however, if you have already signed a clause and you think your child was injured as a result of the daycare’s negligence, there is a very high likelihood that you can still seek legal action against that daycare for your child’s right to compensation. Because of this, these cases are rarely an easy victory, which is it is in your best interest to retain the services of our skilled attorneys who can collect and present all the evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof.

What actions should I take if my child has been injured at daycare?

You will want to take the following steps if your child is injured as a result of daycare negligence:

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


If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence and require strong legal representation, contact Markey & Orsi today to schedule a consultation.

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