Looking to Speak With a Lawyer About a Possible Daycare Abuse Lawsuit? Call 1-877-403-9378 for a FREE Consultation.
Every year, more than 300,000 children are subjected to different forms of abuse in daycare centers all over the country. These are facilities which parents trusted to protect and nurture their children. If your child was abused by a caregiver at a daycare facility, you owe it to them to make sure the abuser is held fully accountable for their actions.
The government tries to make sure all daycare centers comply with regulations when it comes to record-keeping, hiring workers and more. However, many of these places operate under the radar and carry out systemic abuse towards children over long periods of time. In this post, we’ll take a look at what you need to do if you’re considering suing your child’s daycare over allegations of abuse.
The first step you need to take is to make sure that your child is safe. Pull your kid out of the daycare immediately. Take them to a doctor if they have injuries on their body. If they seem psychologically unsettled, make an appointment with a therapist. Make sure to take photos of injuries as well as eyewitness accounts using an audio or video recorder. All these steps will work in your favor if you decide to sue. It is very important to document any injuries and/or psychological issues related to the abuse, and a doctor or therapist visit is the best way of doing so. Do not attempt to confront the daycare while your emotions are running high, as this may jeopardize your case. The best thing to do is to speak with a daycare abuse lawyer as early on in the process as possible.
There are certain things you’ll have to look into with your lawyer in order to determine whether the daycare center can be held liable for its actions, such as:
- Proving negligence
Just because your child was injured, abused or neglected by employees or other children at the daycare center – this doesn’t necessarily mean that you have a solid case. Your daycare abuse lawyer will have to prove that the daycare or an employee acted in an unreasonable manner in caring for or supervising your child when the incident occurred. This is not always an easy process, but by hiring an experienced day care abuse attorney, you and your child will stand a much greater chance at a successful claim.
- The daycare’s licensure
The presence of licensing usually means that the daycare has documentation chronicling the daily goings on of the center. By reviewing the records of the center, you and your lawyer might be able to determine what exactly went wrong to result in abuse. In addition, reviewing records and noting down inconsistencies can help establish a strong defense if the case does go to trial.
It’s important to note that just because a child was abused or neglected doesn’t mean that you can file a lawsuit. According to the law, these injuries must be substantial enough to warrant alarm and extensive treatment in order to sue. Lawsuits work retroactively to reimburse you for losses or expenses related to the incident (including future expenses). Your lawyer will offer their opinion and advise you whether or not they feel you have a winnable case.
All you have to do is to speak with a lawyer to speak about your case.The daycare abuse attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm will consult with you for FREE. Call 1-877-403-9378 to discuss the details of your situation with us and let us explain the legal options available to you.
In some cases, the daycare may decide to come forward with an out-of -court settlement offer after receiving a demand letter from your attorney. We will negotiate on your behalf, and we will never make any decisions without consulting with you first. It’s in your best interests to speak with your lawyer as soon as possible in order to have the best chance at a successful outcome. Call us today at 1-877-403-9378 to schedule your free consultation. We take cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you won’t have to pay us a single cent in legal fees unless we successfully collect compensation for you. Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you today!