Abuse in daycare, aside from its most profound effects, can cause significant financial damages to a family. If the abuse was physical, there may be doctor’s costs that result from the abuse. If the abuse was mental, there may be ongoing mental health services needed to help the child cope with what has happened. No matter how these costs are incurred, you may be able to hold the daycare accountable for causing them. You may also be able to be compensated for your child’s pain and suffering, as well as your own.
After the daycare abuse has been stopped, the authorities have been notified and any other emergency actions that need to be taken are completed, you may want to consider filing a lawsuit. A daycare facility has an obligation to provide competent, diligent services to its clients. When they don’t live up to that obligation, it’s sometimes possible to sue for financial damages. The financial compensation you receive may be enough to pay for the costs incurred by the abuse. There’s no guarantee that you’ll win any lawsuit, but the first step in finding out is to contact an attorney.
An attorney that works for a daycare abuse law firm will already have experience dealing with these types of cases. Not only does this mean that they’re ready for the legal challenges ahead, but that they understand the sensitivity of the issue, as well. Finding an attorney with experience is the best way to make sure that filing the lawsuit does not become a highly traumatic affair. There are cases where the victims will have to go to court and testify. If this is the case, your attorney will help to prepare you for what you’ll face in the courtroom.
Daycare neglect and abuse affect people all over the nation. Depending upon where they live, they will have varying amounts of time before the deadline for filing a suit passes. To make sure you’re not up against a deadline, contact an attorney, even if you’re not sure if you want to file or not. An attorney can let you know how much time you have left and, if it seems like you have a good case, they may take you on. Some of them offer free consultations where you can find out for sure if you have a case worth filing. Call us at 1-877-403-9378.