Daycare child abuse can have severe consequences for families that last for many years. If your child has been victimized at a daycare, contacting an attorney is an option after the guilty parties have been dealt with and the child has been removed from the situation. A daycare abuse lawyer can help you under certain circumstances, but you’ll have to understand a bit about the process before you decide whether or not filing a lawsuit is an option for you.
You Have to Come Up with a Sum
Your lawyer will help you to determine a realistic amount of damages to seek in compensation. In order to sue for negligence, you have to determine how much you want to seek. This can be difficult; it’s hard to put a price tag on such things. Your lawyer will know how to make sure that you come up with a realistic number, however, and will make sure that you take into account all of the damages your child has suffered.
Not All Cases Will Be Worth Suing Over
There won’t always be cause to sue over these issues. In some cases, it might be so unlikely that you’d win that the lawyer will recommend against it. Lawyers that work on contingency only get paid if they manage to win your claim, so you don’t have to worry about the lawyer recommending that you sue just so they can make some money off of the lawsuit. If they don’t win, they don’t get paid.
There are Limitations
If you’ve waited too long, you might not be able to sue at all anymore. It’s a good idea to contact an attorney and to ask them how long you have left to decide if you’re not sure whether or not you want to sue. They won’t pressure you to sue, but they can tell you how long it will be before the limitations expire.
There’s No Guarantee You’ll Win
Even if your lawyer thinks you have a good case, the jury may not agree. It’s important to remember that not every lawsuit will win. You could lose or, in some cases, you may end up being offered a settlement by the defendant so that they can avoid court fees. This usually only happens if you have a very strong case and if the defendant is fairly certain that they’re going to lose.