If your child was abused at a preschool, money is probably the last thing on your mind. Helping your child to recover and heal is what you’ll be thinking about, as would any good parent. As for the abuser or abusers, the law will deal with them, in all likelihood. Why, then, would parents bother with suing the abusive daycare facility? There are several good reasons why they chose to do so and they are things that most people will be able to understand.
The Law Isn’t About You
The fact that some of the abusers will likely be on their way to jail may hold some satisfaction for the families of the victims. The fact that the legal system is punishing the abusers, however, really does nothing for the victim. The justice system is meant to deal with the threat by either rehabilitating the person or by simply removing them from society. If your child has been the victim of abuse, neither really helps them. Sometimes, the parents of the victim end up suing so that their family gets some support. The negligent preschool that let the abuse go on, of course, should be held responsible for their own actions or inaction.
The Money Really Can Help
There is no guarantee that you’ll win a lawsuit but there is a chance, of course. If your family does win, the money can be used for whatever purpose you see fit. Oftentimes, this money goes straight to providing counseling or other services to the child. By providing these things, it sometimes makes it much easier for the child to move on from the experience. Other family members may need counseling, too, and the money can be used to provide this service to the family.
A preschool abuse lawyer doesn’t necessarily charge upfront fees. This makes it possible for families to pursue lawsuits that involve abuse at preschool without having to worry about the costs right away. If you’re in a situation where your child has been abused at a preschool and you need to speak with an attorney, don’t let the potential cost dissuade you from doing so. The attorney may well be willing to work with you for no upfront costs and, if so, that may allow you to pursue your claim. Some of the best attorneys available for these cases work on such contingency agreements and get very good results.