Hiring a lawyer after your child is injured at a negligent daycare in TexasInjuries Your Child Can Suffer at Texas Daycares

Children are naturally curious, often leading them into situations where they can sustain injuries. Here are some common injuries that may result from a daycare's negligence or abuse:

  1. Bumps and bruises: Minor injuries like bumps and bruises are normal, but if your child consistently comes home with bruises, it may be a sign of inadequate supervision or possible abuse.

  2. Broken bones and dislocations: Falls from changing tables or playground equipment can result in broken bones or dislocated joints. Lack of supervision or rough handling by caregivers could be to blame.

  3. Head trauma: Head injuries should always be taken seriously. Some caregivers may try to conceal head injuries, highlighting the need for thorough investigation and accountability.

  4. Burns and shocks: Improperly placed bottle warmers or unprotected electrical outlets pose serious risks to children. Daycare facilities must ensure a safe environment and adequate supervision to prevent burn and shock incidents.

If you suspect negligence or abuse at your child's daycare, taking action and protecting your child's well-being is essential.

When to Consult a Daycare Negligence and Abuse Attorney after Your Child's Daycare Injury in Texas

After an injury, parents often wonder if they should seek legal counsel when they receive a call from the Department of Family and Protective Services. By this point, the police have been notified, an incident report has been filed, and medical treatment for the child is underway, marking the initiation of an investigation.

In response to the question of when to hire a daycare negligence and abuse attorney, the answer is simple: the sooner, the better. Acting swiftly allows our law firm to send preservation letters to relevant parties, obtain incident report details, and secure all available videos and documentation. Additionally, early involvement enables us to gather witness statements promptly, ensuring critical information is captured before significant time lapses since the incident.

It's imperative to engage legal representation early in a daycare injury case to navigate the investigative process conducted by the State effectively. By doing so, families can access crucial information upfront, enabling informed decisions for their well-being.

Understanding the Role of the Department of Family and Protective Services

When the Department of Family and Protective Services reaches out after a daycare injury, it's to schedule a meeting with the affected family. This step is mandated as part of their obligation to report incidents to the State. It's important to approach interactions with DFPS with the understanding that their goal is not to antagonize but to assist in uncovering the circumstances surrounding the child's injury.

For further insights into DFPS involvement, we encourage exploring our article, "Why Is the Department of Family and Protective Services Showing Up at My House?".

Understanding the Statute of Limitations

In Texas, civil claims regarding daycare injuries typically fall within a two-year statute of limitations from the date of the incident. This timeframe underscores the urgency for parents to take swift action by contacting legal representation promptly to safeguard their rights and pursue appropriate recourse.

How The Button Law Firm Can Assist with Your Child's Daycare Injury

Do you feel confident that suing a daycare center is the right thing to do for your child and other children?

Our team of experienced and compassionate daycare injury attorneys at The Button Law Firm is dedicated to fighting for you and your family if your child was seriously hurt while in the care of a negligent daycare center. With attorneys in Dallas, Houston, and Midland, we are ready to listen, fight for your family, and help your family move forward. Our attorneys at The Button Law Firm are recognized on the prestigious Texas Super Lawyers list, and we can help guide you 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. Get a free consultation by calling 214-699-4409, emailing us at [email protected], or completing a contact form.

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