Child playing with colorful toys at daycareWhat Are the Two Types of Claims for Daycare Cases in Texas?

When consulting a lawyer for your child’s daycare injury case, it's crucial to understand the meaning of key legal terms. Read through these definitions, print them out, and keep them handy.

What Are Parent Claims in a Daycare Injury or Abuse Lawsuit?

When the lawyer mentions a "parent’s claim," they are referring to the portion of the lawsuit that parents can file on their own behalf. These claims have a statute of limitations of two years, meaning the lawsuit must be filed within two years of the incident to be valid. While there are exceptions, two years is a standard timeframe for most cases.

The parent’s claim typically includes damages for past medical expenses and future medical expenses incurred until the child turns 18. This is a broad overview, as the specific damages sought can vary depending on the details of each case and injury.

Understanding a Child's Claim in a Daycare Injury or Abuse Lawsuit

When a lawyer refers to a “child’s claim,” they mean the part of the lawsuit that pertains to the child’s own legal rights. The statute of limitations for a child’s claim typically begins when the child turns 18. However, there are exceptions to this rule, some of which may be triggered by the incident itself, even if the child is still a minor. It's important to consult with a lawyer promptly to determine the specific timeframe for filing a child’s case involving daycare injuries.

A child’s claim may include damages for future medical expenses beyond the age of 18, pain and suffering, mental anguish, physical impairment, disfigurement, and potential loss of future earning capacity. This is a general overview, as the specific damages can vary depending on the details of each case and injury.

Why Does The Button Law Firm Do Daycare Negligence Cases?

The Button Law Firm is dedicated to handling cases where children have been injured at daycares in Dallas. Our primary goal is to ensure that proper safety measures are implemented to prevent such incidents from happening to other children and impacting their families. Additionally, we strive to provide our clients' families with closure by uncovering the specifics of what happened.

Russell, the founder of The Button Law Firm, grew up with both parents working full-time and spent much of his childhood in daycare facilities. As a trial lawyer, Russell is committed to ensuring that all parents can trust that daycare centers are safe and staffed with qualified, trained childcare providers. The Button Law Firm is relentless in its mission to ensure that daycare facilities prioritize safety over profits and care for children as attentively as their parents would.

Want to Learn More About Daycare Injury Claims In Texas?

If you or a loved one has been affected by a daycare facility in Dallas, contact us at 214-699-4409. Our dedicated daycare negligence team is here to address your needs and answer any questions. When your child is injured, dealing with legal matters should be the last thing on your mind. Let us guide you through the process so you can focus on your child's medical treatment and your family.

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Dallas, Houston, and Midland Texas trial and personal injury lawyer dedicated to securing justice for clients.