If you send your little one to daycare, preschool, aftercare, or another type of child care service, you do so with the expectation that they will be well cared for. After all, that is the number one job of any child care provider, regardless of the particular “mission” or focus of the specific “program.” Socialization and learning are great, but they cannot come at the expense of safety.
Unfortunately, as the experienced injury attorneys at The South Florida Injury Law Firm can attest, child accidents and injuries do happen – even at the finest daycare establishments – due to negligence and unsafe conditions. So, what can you do if your child is injured at a child care facility?
As you struggle with obtaining medical care and focus on your child’s recovery, the legal side of things may be far from your mind. However, you owe it to your child and your family to consider the potential benefits of winning a personal injury claim.
Contrary to popular belief, injury lawsuits are not about getting a payout or putting a price tag on an accident. Ask anyone who has suffered through a serious injury – especially to their child – and they will tell you that if they could turn back time, they would do so in a heartbeat – compensation or no compensation.
So, why file a suit after a daycare injury? Parents with injured children get in touch with The South Florida Injury Law Firm for a number of different reasons.
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.
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.