As a parent, your number one priority is ensuring the health and well-being of your child. That said, if both you and your spouse work, you may have no other option than to leave your child with a daycare until you finish your workday. Fortunately, most daycares understand their responsibility to children and will do everything in their power to provide them with safe and constructive environments. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen. Sometimes, daycares are negligence. If your child sustained an injury in his or her daycare, you may wonder whether you can bring a personal injury claim against the daycare in question. Please continue reading and reach out to a knowledgeable Bexar County, Texas personal injury lawyer from our firm to learn more about daycare lawsuits and how our legal team can help. Here are some of the questions you may have:

Am I allowed to sue a daycare for an injury my child sustained?

Many daycares require parents to sign something known as a “daycare liability clause,” which essentially waives any responsibility they may have for injuries sustained at the daycare. That said, parents do not have to sign this clause, and even if they have signed it, they may still bring an injury claim against a daycare if their child was hurt due to dangerous daycare conditions or daycare staff negligence.

What are some examples of commonly-found daycare hazards?

Unfortunately, there is a wide range of ways daycares can be unsafe for children. Just some of the most common daycare hazards that we see are as follows:

  • Busted, defective, or rusty playground equipment
  • Scizzors, thumbtacks, or other sharp objects left in reach of children
  • Cleaning products left in reach of toddlers, who sometimes mistake them for sports drinks due to their bright colors
  • Unsafe air conditions, such as asbestos or mold in the air
  • Serving unclean drinking water or spoiled food to children
  • Failing to closely monitor children during playtime and throughout the day

How long do I have to pursue a personal injury claim in Texas?

As long as we can prove your child was harmed as a direct result of daycare negligence, you should have a valid claim against the daycare. However, you must ensure you file your claim timely, as the state of Texas typically gives accident victims two years from the date of their injury to file a claim. Waiting longer than two years will result in you being barred from filing that claim. Our firm is prepared to help you today.


Sahadi Legal Group handles a wide array of personal injury claims, including injuries sustained in auto accidents, slip and falls, due to defective products, and more. Contact our firm today.