After daycare abuse has been put to a stop by law enforcement, parents have the option of contacting a daycare abuse lawyer to see if they can press a lawsuit. A daycare abuse law firm will have specialist attorneys that handle these cases and that are familiar with how to go about establishing that a daycare was negligent and how that led to children being abused. Hiring one of these attorneys is not quite as difficult as it may seem at first.
Step one in filing a lawsuit for daycare negligence is getting a good attorney. Of course, not everybody has enough money to handle legal fees and this sometimes means that parents will decide not to press a lawsuit when they actually have the option of doing so. This is unfortunate, because many attorneys will work with them on a contingency agreement, which means that those parents wouldn’t have to pay any upfront legal fees at all. Under such an agreement, the parents only pay legal fees if they win their claim through a settlement or through a jury award.
After you have found an attorney you wish to deal with, you will have to sit down with them to have a consultation about your case. Fortunately, good attorneys will offer this service for free. They will sit down with you, listen to the merits of your case and determine whether or not it is likely that a lawsuit would win if you were to file it. If they believe that the lawsuit would win, they will likely offer to take your case. If they don’t believe they can help you, however, they will simply tell you as much.
What the attorney will be trying to establish is that there was negligence on the part of the daycare center and that your family was harmed as a result of that. The attorney may have to go before a jury to argue this in court or they may be able to persuade the other side that there is such a strong case against them that they would be wise to offer a settlement. If the other side offers a settlement, you don’t have to go to court and you don’t have to pay the fees that come with having your case heard in a court of law. Your attorney will go through all this with you and help you determine a realistic amount to seek in damages.