If your child has been the victim of daycare child abuse, you’re probably wondering how it happened. This will usually be revealed in the course of a criminal investigation into the daycare. When children suffer abuse at daycare or abuse at preschool, the costs can be very high in many different ways. There will be resources that you’ll need to lean on to help your child recover. You’ll probably need some recovery time yourself, so you should be prepared to seek compensation from a negligent facility.
When you take your child to a daycare, you have every expectation that they’re going to be well cared for. In fact, when you find the right daycare facility, it’s probably only after having looked at several different options and decided upon the one where you eventually took your child. When the daycare facility or preschool lets you down, there is an element of betrayal, for certain.
Negligence means that the daycare facility did not live up to reasonable expectations. They may not have screened their staff enough, they may not have provided adequate supervision or they may have taken actions that actually put your child in danger. When your child is harmed because of this, the law provides you ways to seek compensation.
Filing a Lawsuit
Filing a lawsuit for negligence is sometimes the best way to get the money to pay for the resources that your child and the rest of your family will need. Pain and suffering and mental anguish are all things that can be added to the total sum sought in a lawsuit. Your attorney will help you to determine how much you should seek. If you’re in a situation here you’re worried about being able to pay for legal representation, you should look into a contingency agreement.
Part of what attorneys have to do is to give prospective clients good advice regarding whether or not they can help that client get compensation. If they don’t think that they can, they’ll tell you. To make sure that you can proceed with a lawsuit with confidence that the attorney is being truthful with you about your chances, the contingency agreement provides that the attorney receives no compensation unless they win. This means that you can work with them and get your case heard without having to worry about getting a legal bill for a losing case.