What Is The Difference Between The Parent’s Claim And Child’s Claim For Texas Daycare Cases?

What Are The Two Types Of Claims For Daycare Cases In Texas?

When discussing with a lawyer for your child’s daycare case, you will need to know what each of these legal words really mean. Read these, print them off and keep them close.

Parents Claim

When the lawyer says “parent’s claim”, they really mean the part of the lawsuit that the parents actually have a claim for. These claims have a two (2) year statute of limitations, which means the actual lawsuit must be filed within two (2) years of the date of the incident to preserve the claim. There are exceptions of course, but two (2) years is a safe bet for most cases.

The parent’s claim consists of the following damages: medical expenses in the past, lost wages for time taken off to care for the child, loss of earning capacity if have to take a different job to care for the child, medical expenses for the future up until the child turns 18. This is a very generalized explanation of what damages can be sought or claimed as each case and injury is different.

Child’s Claim

When the lawyer says “child’s claim”, they really mean the part of the lawsuit that the child actually has a claim for. The statute of limitations on the child’s case does not start until the child turns eighteen (18) years old. However, there are exceptions to this general rule and must be closely followed. Some are triggered by the actual event, even if the child is still a minor. Please consult with a lawyer right away for how long you can wait to file a child’s case with regard to daycare injuries.

The child’s claim consists of the following damages: medical expenses in the future past the age of 18, pain and suffering, mental anguish, physical impairment, disfigurement, and any loss of earning capacity in the future. This is a very generalized explanation of what damages can be sought or claimed as each case and injury is different.

Why Does The Button Law Firm Do Daycare Negligence Cases?

The Button Law Firm believes in its purpose for handling the cases where children have been injured at a daycare in Dallas. First, we pursue these cases to ensure that proper safety systems are put in place so it doesn’t happen to another child and impact their family. Second, we make sure that the family of our clients receives closure on what specifically happened to them.

Russell grew up in a household where both his parents worked full time. Thus, Russell went to daycare facilities his entire life. When he became a trial lawyer, Russell wanted to make sure that all parents that put their kids in daycare would have peace of mind that those facilities are safe and staffed with qualified and trained childcare providers. The Button Law Firm will not stop until all daycare facilities put safety over profits and take care of the kids as though their parents would.

Want To Learn More About Daycare Claims In Texas?

If you or a loved one has been impacted by a Dallas daycare facility, reach out to us at 214-888-2216. Our daycare negligence team is ready to handle all your needs and answer any questions you may have. When your child is hurt, the last thing you want to do is deal with the legal side. Let us guide you through that process so you can focus on your child’s medical treatment and your family.

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