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Also called an attorney a day care lawyer is a law professional who helps parents of children who have been injured in a day care recover compensation for the injuries and medical bills. The personal injury and premises laws will control the circumstances and the extent to which the day care will be held responsible if a child has been injured in a day care center. Through negligence or physical and psychological abuse can an injury in a day care be caused. Negligence can result from a day care attendant being not keen and not taking good care of the children. Food deprivation, forceful feeding, sexual assault and battering can be the forms of physical abuse.
Psychological abuse on the other hand can be in the form of verbal insults, verbal degradation, isolation, threats and manipulation by the staff.
One must prove that the day care had a duty to care for their child and that they breached the duty of care and out of this breach an injury was caused to the child so that they can establish a claim for negligence. First, a child should complete medical treatment for the injuries before one can file a lawsuit against the day care facility.
One should obtain the medical reports and bills after the completion of treatment. The medical reports will document the extent of the injury caused to the child and the nature. Also, it will determine the amount of compensation for pain and suffering. The medical bills and compensation for pain and suffering should actually be included in the child’s claim. So that they can sue the facility on behalf of the child one should be appointed the guardian of the child since a child is a minor.
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To prove that a child’s injury was caused by negligence one should prove that the day care facility to prevent a foreseeable injury to the child. There are factors to consider and they are the cause of injury or how the injury occurred and the nature of the injury and whether it was foreseeable or not. One needs to prove the causation thereafter. After establishing a duty of due care and a breach of that duty one needs to prove causation. A lawyer can help in settling the issue.
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In a day care lawsuit settlement offers requires that prior to filing a lawsuit one present the claims to the insurance carrier of the day care facility. Just to be sure that one does not waive any of their child’s right or remedies an attorney who specializes in personal injury might be required to review an agreement settlement proposal.