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Pursuing Justice In Day Care Deaths

Pursuing Justice In Day Care Deaths

One piece of news that we see way too often here in Florida is day care deaths. Whether from abuse, negligence, or honest accidents the reports are always disturbing. What can parents and families do if they have had a child die while under the care of a daycare provider?

Legal Recourse For Day Care Deaths

Nothing can make up for the loss of a child, particularly in cases where the child was supposed to be safe and under the care of someone you trusted. Many people question why they should even bother bringing a lawsuit against the daycare provider since it won’t do anything to bring their child back.

There are several reasons why families decide to pursue daycare providers in court after a day care death. Rarely, do families pursue lawsuit solely for the funds that may be awarded. It’s usually much more complex than that.

  • Closure. For some families, it is needed for them to achieve closure. They feel that they must do everything they can to continue to be an advocate for their child. Fighting for their child’s rights is one final act that they can do for their child.
  • Awareness and Prevention. Others seek legal help to prevent similar situations from occurring in the future. By filing a lawsuit against the provider, they can raise awareness of “red flag” situations that other parents may experience with their own daycare provider. Raising awareness can also lead to changes in the law and licensing of day care providers, particularly in terms of inspections and staffing ratios.
  • Justice. Some families simply want justice. They want the daycare provider to acknowledge that their actions were wrong and contributed to the child’s death. They want someone to accept responsibility for the child’s death.

Consult A Personal Injury Attorney In A Day Care Death Situation

Florida day care deaths are typically prosecuted by personal injury attorneys as negligence or wrongful death lawsuits. The Beregovich Law Firm works with parents to settle day care death lawsuits and bring closure to the family with as minimal stress as possible.

If your family has suffered a day care death in Florida, contact us at (800) 631-9009 or info@beregovichlaw.com for a free and confidential consultation.