A daycare abuse lawsuit is obviously a sensitive thing. It may involve no small amount of trauma for the child or children involved and, of course, for the parents, as well. A daycare abuse attorney is one who has experience in this field and who is prepared to deal with the unique challenges it presents. There are a few ways you can go about finding a good attorney, even if you don’t have any money to offer them up front. Some attorneys will take on clients under a special arrangement where their pay is dependent upon wining the claim.
You’ll want to start by finding a daycare abuse law firm. These firms will be familiar with all the laws that apply to your case and, since there is generally a criminal case involved, as well, they may well already be familiar with that part of it, as well. The attorney will work with you and your child to determine the exact circumstances of what happened and how you were wronged by the daycare provider. They will also help you with the toughest part of filing one of these lawsuits: deciding on a figure for your pain and suffering.
In order to file a lawsuit for any reason, daycare abuse or otherwise, you do have to come up with a figure. If your case is very good and if it’s almost certain that you’ll win in trial, the business or individual you’re filing a claim against may offer a settlement. When this happens, it means that they negotiate a payment with you and your lawyer in exchange for avoiding a jury trial. If the offer is adequate, it may be beneficial to go with this arrangement. If not, you’ll have to go to trial.
There’s no way to predict how a trail will go. The jury may award the entire sum you’re seeking or they may decide that there was no daycare negligence involved at all. Your attorney will prepare you and your child to deal with court, however, and they’ll be there with you. If you cannot afford to pay up front, or simply want to lower your risk, go with an attorney who works on contingency. This allows you to avoid the upfront legal fees and, if you don’t win, you don’t pay anything at all for the attorney’s services.