When is the best time to hire a lawyer or attorney when dealing with a daycare injury? The Department of Family and Protective services is calling me. When Is The Best Time To Hire A Daycare Negligence And Abuse Attorney If My Child Was Injured At Daycare? 

We often get asked by parents if they even need a daycare attorney after they received a call from the Department of Family and Protective Services for an investigation on their child's injury. If you are receiving a call from DFPS, that means that the police have already been called, an incident report has been filled out, your child is in the process of receiving medical treatment and the investigation is starting to get deeper and deeper. 

The simplest way we can answer when the best time to hire a daycare negligence and abuse attorney is: the earlier the better. 

We generally found that our law firm getting involved earlier is better than later. The reason being is that our firm can send preservation letters to the daycare and anyone who was involved with your child's injury. We can get the incident report information, and we can make sure to reserve all videos and documentation. 

We would also be able to 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 a daycare injury case, we recommend that you hire an attorney as soon as possible so that you and your family can be guided through the process of investigation that the State will conduct. As well as obtaining all the important information up front and then we can make a better decision together for you and your family. 

Why Did The Department Of Family And Protective Services Call Me After My Child Was Injured At Daycare?

The Department of Family and Protective Services is calling to try and schedule a meeting with you and your children after an injury at daycare because it is required that they report it to the State. While speaking to the DFPS, keep in mind that they are not against you - they are trying to help you and figure out what happened to your child. 

If you have more questions on this subject, make sure to check out our article, "Why Is The Department of Family and Protective Services Showing Up At Your House?" As well as our videos on our Button Law Firm YouTube channel - we have a daycare series for parents dealing with a daycare injury. 

What Is The Statute Of Limitations On A Daycare Injury Case? 

The thing you need to be concerned about is the statute of limitations. The general rule of thumb 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 With Your Child's Daycare Injury?

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 us at 214-699-4409. 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.

guide for parents dealing with daycare injuriesCheck out our FREE guide for parents dealing with a daycare injury. It will tell you everything you need to know. You can get our guide by following the link provided: A Five-Step Guide For Parents Dealing With A Daycare Injury.

Once you have downloaded our FREE e-version, you will have the option to request a copy sent to your home - free of charge! As stated above, we want you and your family to be informed of your rights and have legal guidance along the way when dealing with a daycare injury to your child. 


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