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Daycare negligence is a very serious issue, and in some cases, negligence may even extend to abuse. If you notice your child has recently lost weight or is returning home from daycare with bruises and scratches regularly, there is a chance your child is being abused. Additionally, if you notice rusty playground equipment, mold, sharp objects are strewn about, broken glass, and more, then you can be sure your daycare is not providing your child with an adequately safe environment. If you notice any of these signs, it is important to reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you hold the daycare responsible and recover the compensation you deserve.

Taking Legal Action Against a Daycare

To sue a negligent daycare facility, you will have to prove that the staff or owner owed your child a duty of care, breached that duty of care via a negligent or abusive act, and that your child was directly injured and suffered damages as a result. Some forms of evidence can include:

  • Security camera footage of the incident
  • Pictures of your child’s injuries
  • Pictures of the hazardous living conditions
  • Police reports of the incident
  • Witness statements verifying the accident or incident of abuse
  • Medical documentation detailing the extent of your child’s injuries

How Long do I Have to File a Claim?

In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for a personal injury accident is generally two years from the date of the accident. Failing to file within two years will bar you from suing. This will most likely mean losing the opportunity to recover the compensation you deserve. Do not let this happen. Instead, reach out to an experienced and dedicated personal injury attorney.

If you believe your child was the victim of daycare negligence, our firm is here to help. Reach out today to speak with a skilled and dedicated personal injury attorney. We know how important your child’s health and safety are and we are here to advocate for you.


Here at McNerney & McAuliffe, we understand how confusing certain legal matters can be, which is why we are here to provide clients from all walks of life with the experienced, compassionate legal guidance they need. If you require the legal assistance of an attorney to help you through a criminal law matter, personal injury matter, family law matter, or otherwise, you can turn to us. Contact McNerney & McAuliffe today to learn more about what we can do for you.

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