We get this question from parents a lot when they're being called by the Department of Family and Protective Services for an investigation. The police have been called, an incident report has been filled out, the child has been receiving a lot of medical treatment and they want know, do I even need a lawyer? Or when should I hire one?
Today I want to answer those questions and the simplest answer is this: we generally found that our law firm getting involved earlier is better than later.
The reason being is we can send what we call a preservation letter to the daycare and anyone that was involved. We can get the incident report information, and we can make sure that they reserve all video, documentation.
We can also get our private investigators out to get witness statements as soon as possible before too much time has been put in between the incident where your child was injured at a daycare facility.
Again, on daycare injury cases, we recommend that you hire an attorney earlier than later so we can help guide you through the process of the investigation that the state does. As well as obtaining all the important information up front and then we can make a better decision at that point.
Statute Of Limitations
The thing you need to be concerned about is a statute of limitations. The general rule of thumb is for parents, is the two-year rule. Two years from the date of the injury that is. The minor's claims obviously don't generally kick in until they're 18 years old but two years beyond that standpoint and the time most people would normally call a lawyer. There are exceptions that move that down. That's a legal analysis all in of itself.
What Can The Button Law Firm Do To Help?
The goal for us here at The Button Law Firm is to make sure that we inform parents of their rights and also the different time frames of when to hire a lawyer and what's going on with your child and what you need to be aware of
If you have any questions regarding a daycare injury case just call, our number is 214-888-2216. It doesn't mean you have to hire a lawyer or that you need one right away. But it's better to know than not know.
We really appreciate you taking the time to read this article and we hope you check out all of our other free information, both on our website and our YouTube channel involving daycare injuries. We're here to help you.