Options for Arizona Parents and Victims After Daycare Sexual Abuse
One of the hardest decisions a parent can make is in selecting a daycare facility to care for their child. The amount of faith a parent must place in a daycare center is immense and, tragically, some daycare centers fail to validate that trust. The CDC averages that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 13 boys will experience sexual abuse in their childhoods, and daycare centers are not immune to these dangers. If a daycare employee has sexually abused your child, Arizona personal injury attorneys at Carabin Shaw will help you fight for the justice you and your child deserve.
Daycare sexual abuse is rarely discussed openly. The stigma around discussing it means that many parents don’t know what options are available to them when putting together a case in civil court. Attorneys at Carabin Shaw offer a free case review / initial consultation to victims of daycare sexual abuse and their families, but it is vital to have a base understanding of legal opportunities as well.Options for Arizona Parents and Victims After Daycare Sexual Abuse Civil Cases and Cause of Action
While criminal law processes focus on holding a predator accountable through incarceration and similar penalties, it rarely involves compensation for the victim and family. A civil case is one in which the abuse victim sues the abuser for monetary settlement. While your focus deserves to be on the recovery of your child, the path to healing from the trauma of sexual abuse can be long and expensive. Meanwhile the time required to locate new daycare centers can result in lost wages. Arizona child injury attorneys at Carabin Shaw can help you to navigate the options that are available to you.
Because “child sexual abuse” is not a singular cause of action, a victim can sue for multiple causes of action within one case. Because these paths can be complex, it is vital to work with a lawyer that is familiar with Arizona laws and policies.Who Can Be Held Liable, Who Can Sue
As the victim of abuse, the child may be able to sue with a parent or guardian as representation. However, depending on circumstances, a parent or guardian may also sue for the harm caused by the abuser, whether it be emotional, physical or something else.
Additionally, individuals beyond the abuser may be held liable for the harm and trauma done to the victim. Those who could be held liable for providing poor oversight or creating spaces where predators thrive are supervisors, coworkers, or the daycare center institution itself. If you are struggling to understand the options available to you, working with Arizona daycare abuse attorneys will provide you with the information you need to make the correct decisions for you and your child.When Should You Contact a Lawyer
One of the most difficult aspects of pursuing just for the victim of daycare sexual abuse is deciding when to contact an attorney. Arizona’s statute of limitations, as of 2019, allows a victim to pursue rightful compensation up to twelve years after they turn eighteen. Although the statute of limitations increased by ten years, up from two, it is important to act quickly to support the victims harmed by a predator.Carabin Shaw Fights for Victims of Arizona Daycare Sexual Abuse
Hiring an Arizona child injury attorney allows you to work with an expert in understanding and applying the laws and policies within the state. Attorneys at Carabin Shaw understand that it takes time and consideration to decide what is best for you and your family.
If seeking help is what you need, our English AND Spanish-speaking experts are available toll-free and 24/7 at 800-862-1260 to schedule your free case review.