Do You Handle Daycare Injury Lawsuits?
Parents expect children to suffer scrapes and bruises every now and then, but what they may not realize is that serious injuries at daycare centers are also quite common. In fact, 1,060 infants and toddlers under 4 years old were seriously injured in licensed Texas daycare facilities over a span of two years, according to the latest report from the Texas Department of Health and Human Services. Just recently, lawyers for The Button Law Firm filed a lawsuit on behalf of the mother of a 3-year-old boy, claiming workers at a faith-based daycare center in Midland physically and emotionally harmed her child, as reported by CBS 7. In another suit pursued by our lawyers, a young girl in Dallas allegedly suffered abuse, and a head injury at the hands of an unqualified worker who, according to the suit, made kids in the classroom do push-ups and wall sits as punishment. You can read more in this Dallas Morning News story.
After a child experiences life-altering injuries at a daycare center, our knowledgeable and experienced Texas daycare injury attorneys at The Button Law Firm are ready to fight and hold these negligent childcare facilities accountable so that the children and their families can move forward. We have seen firsthand how daycare centers in cities like Austin, Dallas, Houston, Lubbock, Midland, and San Antonio take shortcuts that compromise the safety of the children they’re responsible for protecting.
Types of Daycare Cases Does The Button Law Firm Handles
When it comes to holding daycare centers in Texas accountable following a child’s injury, attorneys at The Button Law Firm handle both criminal and civil cases.
Most daycare lawsuits in Texas are classified as civil cases. Typically, a child’s parent seeks monetary relief from the daycare center. The legal issues at the heart of these cases are focused on whether or not a child’s injuries were preventable and if they were caused by the daycare center violating the state’s daycare laws, also known as the minimum standards. The state’s guidelines cover all aspects of childcare aimed at protecting little ones, including:
- Class sizes and child-to-caregiver ratios
- Facility safety standards
- Hiring practices
- Worker qualification standards
A criminal case is pursued when a daycare employee deliberately hurts a child. These daycare lawsuits are filed when there are allegations that a daycare employee has violated a criminal law, such as kidnapping, stealing from a child, assault, or murder. The purpose of a Texas daycare criminal case is to prosecute the daycare employee (or employees) responsible for intentionally harming a child in their care.
How Can a Texas Daycare Injury Attorney Help?
The experienced and compassionate Texas daycare injury attorneys at The Button Law Firm can help guide you and your family through the legal process after your child suffers a traumatic injury at a daycare center. We will listen to you, investigate the case, and gather the necessary evidence to determine if your child’s daycare center is responsible for your child’s daycare injury. If the daycare is responsible for the injury, we will file a lawsuit to hold them accountable.
A lawsuit may help you and your family get justice and recover from the incident, as well as protect other children from experiencing similar injuries from the negligent daycare. Some of the damages you may be able to claim in a daycare injury lawsuit include:
- Reimbursement for your child’s medical expenses and treatments
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering experienced by the child
- Mental anguish
- Loss of income for missed work to help your child recover from their injuries
- Disfigurement from the injuries sustained by your child
- Loss of enjoyment of life resulting from the injuries
- Loss of your child’s earning capacity in the future
The Statute of Limitations to File a Daycare Injury Claim in Texas
In Texas, there is a two-year time limit from the date of the incident for filing a daycare injury lawsuit. If a claim or lawsuit is not filed within the two-year period, you may lose your right to hold the daycare accountable for your child’s injury.
How Has The Button Law Firm Helped Texas Families After a Daycare Injury?
Our knowledgeable Texas daycare attorneys have helped numerous families get justice and move forward following a daycare injury. Here are a few of our most recent client wins:
- Settlement Obtained from Pearland Daycare Center for Repeated Bites and Injuries to Child
- How a Texarkana Family Got Justice After a Toddler’s Finger Injury at Daycare
- Dallas Daycare Held Accountable for Toddler’s Injuries Caused by Safety Failures
- Fort Worth Daycare Held Accountable for 3-Year-Old’s Elbow Dislocation
- The Button Law Firm Attorneys Hold Abilene Daycare Accountable for Drugging 2-Year-Old Girl
How The Button Law Firm Helps Families Daycare Injury Case
A daycare injury can cause your child significant physical and emotional trauma, and it can be stressful to treat and protect your child. It is important to retain an attorney like our experienced and compassionate daycare injury lawyers at The Button Law Firm as soon as possible. We can help guide you after a traumatizing incident involving your child at a Texas daycare center. With attorneys in Dallas, Houston, and Midland, our team is recognized on the prestigious Texas Super Lawyers list. We work on contingency, meaning we don’t charge you or collect any upfront fees to get started on your case. Call us at 214-699-4409 or email us at [email protected]. You can also fill out a contact form for a free consultation. Time is of the essence.