• How Do You Find The Best Daycare Abuse Attorney?
  • August 2, 2012 | Author: Jeffrey H. Rasansky
  • Law Firm: Rasansky Law Firm - Dallas Office
  • Hiring the Right Daycare Abuse Attorney

    Daycare abuse sometimes takes very egregious forms and sometimes is more subtle. When someone hurts a child mentally or physically and does so deliberately, the law has to step in to stop the situation. Following that, the parents have the option of suing the facility responsible for the abuse for damages in civil court. Daycare abuse information, where filing lawsuits is concerned, is something that you'll need to get from a competent attorney.

    Finding Representation

    The first thing you'll want to make sure of when you're looking for an attorney to represent you in a daycare abuse case is experience. They need experience to argue the case successfully, of course, but they will also need it to make sure they know how to handle the situation. Daycare abuse is sometimes a very delicate situation and to make sure that the child's dignity is respected, you need a legal team that has the resources to work with them right. You'll also need an attorney who is thorough in finding out where negligence may have played a role in how the abuse was allowed to be carried on and who can make sure that those who were negligent are held responsible for it.

    Settlements

    A good daycare abuse lawyer may be able to negotiate a settlement with the party you're suing. If this happens, you don’t actually have to go to court and the defendant offers to pay you a suitable sum to drop the case. This is an advantageous situation, as it allows you to avoid paying legal fees and oftentimes pays quite close to what you would have sought from a jury award. There are cases, however, where you may be offered a settlement behind your lawyer's back. Never take this; it's never to your advantage to do so.

    Jury Awards

    Your lawyer will try to persuade a jury that negligence was a factor in how your child came to be abused, if you do end up going to court. These trials can be stressful, but your attorney will make sure that you're ready for it. If they do argue your case successfully, the jury will make the final determination as to how much of the money you're seeking you will actually receive. You may not receive the full amount. There's no way to promise anyone that they'll win a claim in court, but having a good attorney is vital to having a chance.