There is a huge difference between getting a “payout” and being compensated for what someone else did. Serious injuries typically do not simply fix themselves. They require visits to doctors. Or hospitals. There may be surgeries. Physical therapy or other types of rehab work. Medicines or other required medical tools.
All of those things cost money. Money which would not have been needed if it were not for the incident in question. Then there is the money lost due to parents having to take time off work to go to all of those appointments. Transportation costs. Pain and suffering.
If another’s actions literally end up costing you tens of thousands – or more – it should be their responsibility to cover those costs. Unfortunately, it does not quite work that way. Compensation is possible, but not automatic – you have to fight for it. Filing a personal injury lawsuit is how you do this.
Beyond paying off the many bills they have accrued, many parents feel angry and betrayed when their child is hurt while at daycare. They want justice. They want the person or entity responsible to pay for what they have done and for others to acknowledge that their child was wronged and it should not have happened.
Often, an aftercare injury claim is the only way to find closure.
When a child is hurt due to a negligent daycare worker or bad practices, there is every chance that it will happen again unless changes are implemented. Most child care facilities are honorable and will work diligently to make their space, employees, and practices as safe as possible.
Not all of them, though.
If you worry that the negligence that harmed your child is going to continue and you want to help, the best way to stop it may be to file suit against the facility. This will not only shine a light on the problem, but likely cause them to take a financial hit as well. Even the most stubborn places tend to be quick to change practices when they discover that refusing to do so is going to lose them money.
Whatever your goals, The South Florida Injury Law Firm can help. Our skilled injury attorneys have successfully handled countless child injury cases, and they understand all of the ins and outs of the law that can strengthen your case.
Wondering if your child’s injury is really cause for a lawsuit?
Playful, curious, and full of energy, kids can be magnets for accidents even under careful adult supervision. Moreover, childcare facilities not only see their fair share of minor scrapes and bruises, but also more serious injuries that require medical attention – even when they follow every reasonable safety protocol.
How do you know if your child’s injuries constitute negligence? It starts with knowing how the accident happened.
Daycare and aftercare accidents can come in all shapes and sizes, but the some of the most common causes include: