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Daycare Abuse and Neglect Miami Attorneys

Miami Daycare Abuse and Neglect Attorneys

Miami, Palm Beach, and most of South Florida are filled with daycare centers and other childcare providers offering to supervise children while parents are away at work. As of 2020, The Florida Department of Children and Families identified over 800 “Child Care Facilities” in Miami alone. With so many daycare facilities in Miami and South Florida, daycare facilities can be a haven for unchecked child abuse and child neglect.

Choosing a daycare provider should be done carefully, with thought given to credentials, training, licenses, reviews, background screening, child-teacher ratios, and other considerations. The Florida Department of Children and Families has resources available to help choose a safe childcare provider. You can read more here or view Florida DCF’s Quality Checklist here

Unfortunately, there is no way to ensure children will be protected from abuse while left in the custody of daycare centers. That is why choosing a properly licensed, staffed, and credentialed daycare is paramount. Also critical are a daycare’s rules, polices, and protocols for detecting and eliminating abuse and neglect. Ask about these issues when picking a daycare. All daycare facilities should have in place strict rules and protocols designed to identify abuse and reduce or eliminating the opportunity for abusers to harm children.

Types of Daycare Abuse & Daycare Neglect

Children can be harmed in daycare through intentional misconduct (such as physical or sexual abuse) or through negligence. In either case, a child harmed while in the custody of a daycare center may be entitled to bring a civil lawsuit to obtain monetary relief.

Child abuse and neglect within daycare centers can take many forms. Here are a few:

– Physical Abuse
– Sexual Abuse
– Emotional Abuse
– Neglect
– Negligent Supervision
– Negligent Safety Protocols
– Failure to Appropriately Respond to Emergencies
– Dangerous Equipment
– Inadequate Food and Medical Care
– Maltreatment

Can You Sue for Child Abuse at a Daycare?

While our criminal justice system is designed to punish perpetrators, it is our civil justice system that aims to compensate and make-whole victims of child abuse and child neglect. That means that in many cases a child harmed by daycare abuse or daycare neglect may sue to recover money damages for the abuse and injuries suffered.

Like all legal matters, it is best to discuss the viability of any potential child abuse or child neglect claim with a legal professional. Potential causes of action, prospective defendants, liability and insurance considerations, and other variables may factor into your decision whether to pursue a claim related to child abuse or neglect at a daycare facility. Attorneys as Viñas & DeLuca, PLLC are willing and able to discuss these and other issues with you.

Our Florida Office Locations

Viñas & DeLuca is headquartered in Miami, Florida and has offices available for consultation in Miami, Boca Raton/Palm Beach, and Tampa. We have handled cases in multiple state and federal jurisdictions throughout Florida. Click here for more information.

Contact a Miami Day Care Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one have been injured in a Florida personal injury or wrongful death matter, please contact Viñas & DeLuca for a free and confidential consultation by calling (305) 372-3650.  There is never a fee or cost to you unless our law firm can recover money for you.  You can also complete our Free Case Evaluation Form or easily chat with us online, and one of our experienced Florida personal injury attorneys will contact you right away. We are here 24/7/365 to speak with you and answer your questions. If you cannot come to us, we will come to you.

 Our Process

The 4 Steps We Take After You Retain Us

01. Report

We notify all insurance companies and potential defendants that we represent you. From there, we handle everything. You will not need to speak with anyone but your lawyers. All communications go through us – your advocates.


We help you get the medical care you need when you need it. Our lawyers and staff help you make appointments, obtain medical advice, and recover from your injuries, both physically and financially. We are at your side each step of the way.

03. Review

Our lawyers and medical experts review your medical records to determine the most effective way to present your injury claim. This may require forensic expert reports, professional medical illustrations, or 3D animations of your accident or injury. We spare no expense when it comes to effectively telling your story.


Drawing on decades of combined legal experience, our lawyers aggressively pursue top dollar settlements and verdicts for each of our clients. The vast majority of defendants in our cases choose not to go to trial against our law firm, setting the stage for our clients to receive satisfactory settlements and results.

Francisco Viñas
Personal Injury Attorney
Jarrett L. DeLuca
Personal Injury Attorney

Florida Personal Injury Lawyer

The attorneys at Viñas and DeLuca have over 35 years of combined experience handling personal injury and wrongful death claims throughout Miami and the State of Florida.  Over the years, we have recovered millions of dollars for our clients, representing them in both state and federal court.  Each of our attorneys is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, signifying the highest level of professional excellence for legal knowledge, communication skills, and ethical standards.  The Attorneys at Viñas and DeLuca have also been recognized by Super Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 and Top 40 under 40, Avvo, and others. While the results of any case can vary depending on the facts, our commitment to winning big for our clients never changes.

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We offer our services on a contingency fee basis, which means that you do not have to worry about legal fees unless we win your case. That’s right. You get to focus all of your time, energy, and money on getting better while we handle your personal injury case. You only have a limited amount of time to file a claim, so contact us today. We’re available to assist injury victims throughout Miami-Dade County.