The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services knocking on the door of a family who has suffered a daycare negligence injuryWhen your child is injured at daycare and you fill out an incident report, you may experience a visit from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. We want to assure you that there is nothing to worry about when it comes to a visit from DFPS, it is a normal part of the process to gather more information on what happened to your child. This visit can benefit you if you take legal action for your child's daycare injuries. 

Why Is the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Showing Up at My House?

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services schedules a meeting with you and your child following their daycare injury because it is a mandatory requirement to report such incidents to the State of Texas. This process is standard and completely routine. It's crucial to understand that as a parent, you are not the subject of an investigation; instead, the department aims to collaborate with you and your child to address and resolve the issue. Their primary responsibility is to investigate the daycare facility where the incident occurred.

Even if you have contacted the police about the matter, they will typically defer to the State of Texas agency responsible for daycare investigations. Throughout this investigation, the department will engage with the families and parents of the affected child. They will also interview individuals at the daycare facility who may possess relevant information about the incident.

In cases where video footage is available, it will be reviewed, and any pertinent documentation concerning the child's care will be thoroughly examined. The Department of Family and Protective Services will then compile an investigation report and draw conclusive findings, addressing all aspects to streamline the presentation of facts.

For parents who may feel unprepared or apprehensive about such visits, seeking legal advice from an attorney experienced in handling these situations can prove beneficial. Our daycare injury attorneys at The Button Law Firm ensure that parents are well-prepared and informed about the forthcoming process, alleviating concerns and empowering them with the knowledge needed to navigate the situation effectively.

How Long Does It Take Before I Get the Report?

The duration of this process typically spans from 15 to 45 days, as observed in our average cases.

Once the investigation reaches its conclusion, you will receive an official letter. You will also have the ability to submit an open record request to obtain the investigation materials related to your child's injury.

It is crucial to retain all this information and share it with your attorney, as it provides a comprehensive understanding of the facts and documents involved with the State of Texas. Upon the fulfillment of these steps, the Department of Family and Protective Services will relay the case's facts to the relevant parties. Your attorney can then proceed to finalize the compensation process, ensuring justice for your family.

What Can The Button Law Firm Do to Help?

Our team of experienced and compassionate daycare injury attorneys at The Button Law Firm is dedicated to advocating for you and your family if your child was seriously hurt while in the care of a Texas 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. Call us at 214-699-4409, email [email protected], or fill out a contact form for a free consultation.

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