Coping with abuse in daycare can be equally difficult for both children and parents. The abuse may have been psychological or may have been some combination of physical and psychological abuse but, in any case, it will generally take a mix of physician care and psychological care to deal with the fallout from these situations. All of this can be very expensive. After the criminal parts of the case have been handled, you may wish to speak with an attorney about pressing a lawsuit against the daycare facility for the abuse your child suffered.
There is sometimes a statute of limitations on how long you can sue over daycare child abuse. For this reason, it’s important to talk to an attorney as soon as possible so that you don’t miss your opportunity to file a lawsuit to seek compensation. The amount of time you have varies by state and you’ll want to make sure that you contact a law firm that deals with these types of cases so that you get the right type of legal support in filing your lawsuit.
Revisiting the abuse is something no parent or child wants to do. There may be a point, however, where you’ll have to appear in front of the jury and relate everything that went on. Your lawyer will prepare you for this and will make sure that you’re ready to take the stand when the time comes. There are cases, however, where the daycare facility may elect to offer you a settlement in lieu of going to court. This is generally the preference of the party being sued when they know there’s a very good chance that the plaintiff is going to win and they want to avoid paying legal expenses when they know they’re going to lose anyway. It also allows you to avoid the legal expenses of going to court.
You can find attorneys who work on contingency and ask them about a free consultation. Usually a part of a contingency arrangement, a free consultation provides the attorney with an opportunity to sit down with you and to discuss your case. If you work with a law firm that handles daycare abuse cases regularly, they’ll understand the delicacy of the issue and understand how to address everything respectfully and with compassion. They will also know best how to argue your case effectively in front of a jury.