Filing a lawsuit is never easy, but when the lawsuit is because of daycare child abuse, the fact that there is insult in addition to injury makes it even more difficult. Of course, parents are not at all enthusiastic about dragging their child through the experience of reliving the abuse so that they can put together a lawsuit. If you do file a lawsuit, however, there is a chance that you could receive financial compensation for your child’s pain and suffering and for your financial losses. The amount you receive could be enough to pay for counseling and other forms of therapy that can help the healing process.
The first thing you want to make sure of is that you hire a daycare abuse law firm that has experience with these cases. These cases are obviously very sensitive, and you want to make sure that the attorney you hire knows how a handle the human aspects of these cases as much as they do the legal aspects of these cases. You may have to go to court to have your case heard. This, of course, can be very traumatic. Your attorney will make sure that you’re ready to go when you have to testify and that you don’t feel like you’re alone.
In some cases, a daycare facility will opt to try to settle the case out of court. When this happens, they’ll usually offer you some fraction of the total sum that you’re seeking in exchange for not having to go before a jury. Your lawyer will help you determine whether or not the offer they’re making is worth your time. It’s important to remember not to talk to anybody that you’re suing without your attorney knowing about it. Your attorney will generally want you to tell anyone involved with the case to contact them and not to speak with you at all. Take your attorney’s advice and simply hang up the phone if you do get calls from people.
A good attorney can make sure that you can seek compensation without the experience being more traumatic than it already is. If you’re worried that abuse is going on in the daycare facility that you use, it’s important to get the authorities involved before you start thinking about suing. Any abusive situation that involves children needs to be stopped immediately and this is the most important thing you have to do.