Young children playing at daycare.When Is the Best Time to Hire a Daycare Negligence and Abuse Attorney if My Child Was Injured at a Texas Daycare? 

We often get asked by parents if they even need a daycare attorney after they receive 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 has started.

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

Why Getting an Attorney Soon Might be Helpful

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 upfront 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 in Texas? 

Each state has a statute of limitations that is allowed on civil claims. Though these can sometimes be circumstantial, generally, in Texas, parents have two years from the date of the daycare injury to file a claim. 

That's why it is essential that parents whose children were seriously injured at daycare take immediate action and contact a lawyer as soon as possible. 

What Can The Button Law Firm Do to Help With My Child's Daycare Injury?

As daycare injury attorneys, our goal at The Button Law Firm is to make sure parents are aware of their rights, including the different time frames of when to hire a lawyer, what steps might need to be taken, and helping your child get the right treatment they may need. 

We are dedicated to protecting children from harm, and we will make sure the daycare center and childcare worker responsible for your child’s injury are held accountable – as we have helped guide many parents and families within MidlandHoustonDallas, and the surrounding areas. 

To learn more about how we have helped families throughout Texas and beyond get justice after a daycare injury, click here


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