If your child was injured while in daycare, it may be confusing to know what the next steps are. Attorney Russell Button talks about the reasons you may want to look at removing your child from daycare - and how it might affect your case.
The aftermath of a daycare injury can be confusing and stressful. Frequently, parents turn to us with questions about where their child should be during this time. Should they send their child back to the daycare that may have harmed them, or should they be put into a new daycare?
We usually stick to the expression, "it's better to be safe than sorry." If you suspect that your child has been harmed at this daycare, it's better to take them someplace else. Now, there are two reasons why we say this.
First, if your child has already been harmed, you may be sending them back in to be harmed again. Many parents feel it's not worth the risk, knowing that they've just dropped their child off at a place that may harm them. Second, it will matter if you ever decide to file a claim against the daycare. Now even if you have a valid claim, the defense lawyers for the daycare are going to argue that it must not have been that bad because you sent your child back.