According to recent statistics, over 300,000 children will fall victim to negligence or other types of abuse while in daycare facilities in the United States. This is an especially grievous situation as these facilities are entrusted with the care, protection, and nurturing of these small children. If you have reason to believe that your child has been neglected or abused, you owe it to them to seek justice, with the help of a Georgia daycare negligence and child abuse lawyer, and make the perpetrator of this heinous act accountable for their actions.
The government has rules and guidelines in place to regulate the daycare industry and ensure that proper procedure is applied in hiring and maintaining proper records. Nevertheless, many of these daycare facilities will side-step regulations for a wide range of reasons. Nevertheless, this greatly increases the chances of abuse and neglect.
At Ted A. Greve and Associates, our personal injury attorneys have extensive experience in Daycare Negligence and Child Abuse cases. In the following post, we will provide you with the best advice on how to proceed if you believe your child has been abused or neglected.
How Do I Know If My Child Has Been Abused or Neglected at Daycare?
Children can suffer a wide range of abuse when they are at daycare facilities, summer camps, schools, etc. It can sometimes be difficult to detect the signs of abuse and the best thing to do will be to keep your lines of communication open with your children. By talking clearly and openly with your child about their experiences at school and their feelings about the people they encounter there, you will get first-hand information about any abusive or neglected behavior.
Some of the more common signs of abuse can include a child being unusually reluctant to go to school, including fighting, feigning illness, or crying when being dropped off. Other behavior that can be indicative of abuse includes:
- Unusually timid behavior
- Extreme behaviors
- A newfound interest in sex and genitalia
- Urinary tract infections
- Abnormal Bed wetting
- Multiple bruises with no explanation
While it is especially important to be on the lookout for the warning signs that your child is suffering abuse, the most important thing is speaking with your child about anything that could be harming them or affecting them negatively.
What to do if your child has suffered abuse at daycare.
If you have reason to believe that your child is being abused or neglected at their daycare facility, here are the actions that you should take immediately:
- Report the abuse to proper authorities — police, CPS, and child care licensing agencies.
- Have your child examined by a medical professional for signs of abuse.
- Contact the daycare facility and describe your concerns to the director.
- Contact Ted A. Greve and Associates, daycare negligence and child abuse attorney for a FREE consultation into your legal options — call (800) 693-7833 now!
What is Required to Hold the Daycare Liable?
For a strong case to be made against the at-fault parties, certain criteria have to be met to determine that the daycare center can be held liable for their actions.
Just because your child was injured, neglected, or abused at the daycare center doesn’t necessarily mean that you have a strong case against them. To make a case that this daycare center was responsible for the injuries or abuse, your daycare negligence and abuse lawyer will have to prove that the daycare center or one of their employees acted in an unreasonable manner while caring for or supervising your child at the time when the incident in question occurred.
This can be a tricky process and only a lawyer with many years of experience will know where to look to find the evidence they need to build a strong case.
The daycare’s licensure
If the daycare center has proper licensing, they will also be keeping a careful record of what goes on in their daycare center on a daily basis. Your daycare negligence and child abuse lawyer will carefully review these records to see what exactly could have gone wrong to result in injury, negligence, or abuse.
It is important to note that just because your child seems to have suffered abuse or neglect at the daycare, doesn’t mean you can file a case against them. By Georgia law, the injuries or damages made to the child will have to be grievous enough to warrant a complex lawsuit. Remember that a lawsuit works to retroactively reimburse you for damages related to an incident. You will need to discuss the details of the case with a knowledgeable legal expert who can give you their perspective on the problem.
Call the law offices of Ted A. Greve and Associates to arrange a FREE consultation with our legal experts. We will take a look at the details of your case and help you find the best solution to this grave situation.
How Can a Lawyer Help Me?
If there is a need for a criminal investigation, these matters will become a police affair and be investigated by the proper investigatory branches of law enforcement. But you and your family also have the opportunity to make a civil lawsuit against the abuser and in some cases their employer. This will be for the purpose of making them financially responsible for their actions. Your compensation from a civil suit can cover the costs of medical bills, alternative childcare expenses, or therapy.
The details will have to be discussed with an experienced daycare abuse and negligence lawyer who will evaluate the case and decide if you have a case or not and what to do next. At the law offices of Ted A. Greve and Associates, our experienced legal team has extensive experience in these cases and can provide you with a clear perspective of your legal options. — call (800) 693-7833 today to speak with a legal representative at Ted A. Greve and Associates.
Keep in mind that we will not charge you a thing for this initial consultation, our work in investigating the case, or our expert legal representation. As a matter of fact, unless we win you the case and get you your rightful compensation, we will not charge you anything at all. After the case has been settled and the compensation recovered, we will take our legal fees from the winnings of the case.
But it is important to keep in mind that there is a time limit to filing your case called the statute of limitations. If you were to wait too long, you may forfeit your right to make a case against the daycare center.
Contact Ted A Greve and Associates if Your Child has Suffered Abuse or Neglect at Daycare
There will be cases where the daycare center may come forward and seek to handle these cases out-of-court after they receive a letter of intent from your attorney. If this happens, we will lend our experience to handling the negotiations, but we will not make any decisions without consulting you and getting your vision and direction for the case.
It is in your best interests to get this case started as soon as possible because this increases the chances of a favorable outcome. If you are ready to take this step, don’t hesitate! — call (800) 693-7833 and get in touch with an experienced legal professional from Ted A. Greve and Associates.
Daycare abuse and negligence is a more common problem than you may think. At Ted A. Greve and Associates, we have taken on these cases many times before and will be happy to represent your interests in a civil suit against the daycare center and employees responsible for this egregious crime. Call (800) 693-7833 and arrange a FREE consultation with our legal experts.