Children playing at a Dallas, Texas DaycareDid you know more than 150 companies have recently relocated to Texas, with a majority settling in the Dallas metro area? And D Magazine reported that North Texas experienced the biggest population jump of any metro area across the country in 2022. In fact, the population is expected to reach 8.5 million by 2028, according to CultureMap Dallas.

The rapid population growth also increases the demand for safe daycare centers for working families in Dallas. Over the span of a few months, our Dallas daycare injury lawyers have filed lawsuits on behalf of families to fight negligent daycare centers. These suits have involved children suffering traumatic experiences and preventable injuries ranging from allergic reactions to a lack of supervision to physical and verbal abuse.

Because daycare injuries in Dallas are more common than any parent would like to believe, our daycare injury lawyers at The Button Law Firm are sharing the top five things parents should do if their child is seriously hurt at a local daycare center.

Common Injuries That Happen at Daycare Centers in Dallas

Despite Dallas parents’ best efforts, the nightmare of a child getting seriously injured at a local daycare center can become a reality. Young children are particularly vulnerable to severe injuries due to their small, developing bodies. Their limited ability to detect danger from everyday objects also increases the risk. Most daycare injuries are preventable at Dallas facilities with proper supervision.

Our Dallas daycare injury lawyers have seen firsthand how negligent facilities cause children to suffer:

Five Steps to Follow If Your Child Is Injured at a Dallas Daycare Center

Helping your child after they have experienced a serious injury at a Dallas daycare center can feel overwhelming. Here are five steps every parent should follow:

  1. Seek immediate medical attention by taking your child to an emergency room at Children’s Medical Center or Medical City Children’s Hospital, an urgent care center, or your pediatrician’s office. Often, the full extent of a child’s injuries, such as broken bones or organ damage, is not visible. In addition, young children may not be able to talk or easily explain the extent of what has happened to them. That’s why having your child evaluated by a medical professional is the best way to determine the severity of their injuries.
  2. Request an incident report from the Dallas daycare center. In Texas, childcare centers are required by law to notify parents about incidents and injuries that happen at the facility. It’s important to get a detailed incident report as soon as you can. The incident report may be useful in a potential lawsuit to hold the daycare accountable for any injuries to your child.
  3. Report the incident to Texas Department of Family and Protective Services by calling the Texas Abuse Hotline at 800-252-5400 if your situation is urgent and needs to be investigated within 24 hours. Visit if your situation does not need to be investigated right away. The state needs to know about all daycare incidents, even if your child’s incident seems minor. A record of daycare deficiencies could help protect other children from future injury.
  4. Inform yourself and investigate. Talk to the daycare center’s employees and administrators to find out as much information about the incident as possible. Also, speak with other parents to see if other children have experienced similar incidents at the daycare center.
  5. Know your rights. As a parent, you have a right to help your child’s recovery by seeking compensation for any medical expenses or damages. Dallas families have a legal right to file a lawsuit to hold negligent daycares and caregivers accountable for their reckless actions. Reach out to our experienced Dallas daycare injury lawyers by calling 214-699-4409, emailing [email protected], or filling out a contact form for a free consultation.

We encourage you to act swiftly following your child’s injury at a Dallas daycare center. Our experienced and compassionate legal team can provide you and your family with guidance to hold the negligent daycare center accountable for your child’s injuries. Note, there is a two-year limit to file a daycare injury lawsuit, so call us at 214-699-4409, email us at [email protected], or fill out a contact form for a free consultation.

You can also learn more about how to handle your child’s daycare injury by downloading our free guide: Five Steps to Take After a Daycare Injury.

Success Stories: How We Helped Families Across the DFW Metroplex After a Daycare Injury

Our Dallas daycare injury lawyers have helped many families across the metroplex move forward after traumatic daycare incidents. Check out some of our wins for families with these cases:

Let Our Dallas Daycare Injury Lawyers Help Your Family If Your Child Was Seriously Injured

Our team of experienced and compassionate daycare injury lawyers at The Button Law Firm is dedicated to advocating for you and your family if your child was seriously injured while in the care of a Dallas daycare facility. Our Dallas lawyers are recognized on the prestigious Texas Super Lawyers list, and we can help you move forward after a traumatizing incident involving your child. 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, email us at [email protected], or fill out a contact form for a free consultation.

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