Today, we're addressing a frequently asked question many parents have: “My child was hurt at daycare, what am I supposed to do?” We understand how emotional and upsetting this situation can be, and in this video, we'll guide you through the steps you can take if your child was injured at a Texas daycare.

Getting Medical Help for Your Child

Let’s start with the first and most crucial step - assessing your child's health and well-being. Your child's health and safety are always the top priority. That’s why we tell parents to seek immediate medical attention if necessary. Once your child is stable, you can proceed with the following steps.

Reporting the Injury

First, you should notify the state’s licensing department about the incident- this is important for several reasons. But it mainly ensures the state’s daycare licensing division, which in Texas is the Texas Department of Health and Human Services, is aware of the situation and can take steps to prevent similar incidents in the future. It also establishes a record of the incident. Then, be sure to document everything - documentation is vital. As soon as you can, write down all the details of the incident that you know of. This includes what happened, when it happened, and any potential witnesses.

Be sure to take photos of your child's injuries and preserve any evidence of the incident. This includes medical records, daycare incident reports, and any correspondence with the daycare or an insurance company. These documents may be crucial in building a case or filing any legal claims. Finally, reach out to an attorney who is experienced in daycare injury cases. They can help you understand your rights and guide you through the legal process of holding a daycare accountable.

The Button Law Firm's Experience With Daycare Injury Cases 

The Button Law Firm has extensive experience handling daycare injury cases, and we’re here to help you. If you believe daycare negligence led to your child's injury, consider legal action to hold the daycare accountable and get full value for your child’s damages. An attorney can help you determine if you have a case.

In a situation where your child has been hurt at daycare, taking the proper steps is crucial. We hope this video has provided you with a clear roadmap on what to do. Remember, you don't have to go through this alone. The Button Law Firm is here to support you through every step of the way. If you have any additional questions or would like to speak with a member of our team, please don't hesitate to contact us.

And if you’re not quite ready to speak with a member of our team, we understand. We’ve created a free, 5 step guide on what to do after a daycare injury, it’s linked below. We’re here to keep you and your family moving forward.

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