Daycare abuse isn’t always perpetrated by an employee of the daycare. For instance, a teenager in upstate New York was recently arrested on charges of abusing several children in a daycare facility. In some cases, the daycare facility is simply negligent in the security they provide to the children under their supervision and, in most cases, the parents will have an option to file a lawsuit to recover damages for with the children have been put through.
Someone who’s negligent has simply failed to provide the level of competence and care that would’ve been expected of any normal person in that situation. In the case of a daycare, parents have the right to expect that a certain level of security will be provided for the children at the facility. When the children are not given that level of security, it may be construed as negligence, in some cases.
A daycare abuse attorney can take a look at a situation and see if negligence played a role in it. They will need to know the specifics of what happened and, if there was a criminal case involved, they will need to know about that, as well. The attorney can then work with you to see if the agency was negligent in the care that they provided for your child and if you have an option to recover money as compensation in a court case. You will not always have this option, depending upon the circumstances. You also have to file your case in a timely manner, so that the statute of limitations on filing the case does not run out. The attorney will be able to tell you how much time you have left to take legal action.
Daycare abuse attorneys can work with you to see that you have the best chances possible of receiving compensation for what your child has been put through. There is no guarantee that any lawsuit will win, however. There is a chance that the daycare facility will offer a settlement in lieu going to court, as well, and you avoid paying any of the legal fees associated with going to trial these cases. Some of these lawyers will work with you on a contingency basis, which means you don’t have to pay them unless they win your claim or they negotiate an acceptable settlement with the defendant.