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Victoria Childcare or Daycare Abuse

Daycare, church groups, sports, extracurricular classes, and more—all parents rely on outside caregivers to watch their children from time to time. Horrifically, sexual offenders often use these opportunities to groom and abuse children. According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, there are almost 600,000 sex offenders in America. Over 220 reside in Victoria Tx.

If your child was molested by a caregiver, the Victoria Tx attorneys at Carabin Shaw can help. We are eager to use our more than two centuries of combined experience to help you seek justice. We offer free case reviews to all victims of sexual abuse.

What to Do When You Discover Daycare Abuse

When the unimaginable happens and you discover your child was sexually molested at daycare or by a caregiver, you may wonder what to do next. Your first priority is the safety of your child, but you also deserve justice and reparation. Do the following right away:

Reassure Your Child

Your child will need lots of support in the aftermath of sexual abuse. Remind them that the abuse was in no way their fault. It may take time for your child to feel safe again, so instill confidence and comfort whenever possible.

Report the Abuse

If you believe your child has been molested, report the abuse to the Victoria police and/or Child Protective Services (CPS). Do not confront the abuser on your own. The authorities can question the abuser and potentially arrest or remove them from their caregiving role, which can also lead to criminal charges and punishment.

Seek Medical Help

All victims of abuse should have a medical examination in case of injuries or STIs. Take your child to a doctor right away, even if no physical injury is visible.

Hire Legal Representation

Victoria child injury lawyers, like those at Carabin Shaw, can advocate for your family’s rights. They can also help you pursue a civil case against the abuser, possibly securing compensation for physical, emotional, and financial damages.

When the worst happens, your reaction can make all the difference in the world. To protect your child, contact the proper authorities, seek medical care, and hire an attorney right away.

A Lawyer’s Role in Sexual Abuse Cases

While the authorities may investigate your child’s abuser for a criminal case, a lawyer can help you pursue a civil claim. This is your opportunity to recover damages that resulted from the molestation, including medical bills, ongoing therapy, and lost wages. Your attorney can:

Establish Liability

The perpetrator, their employer, and fellow caregivers can all be held liable for sexual abuse. Sometimes the abuser alone doesn’t have the assets or finances to adequately compensate your family, but the corporate daycare that hired them will have more resources. If your lawyer can establish that they breached their duty of care—for example, by failing to supervise the abusive employee—they can be held responsible and required to pay damages.

Proving Damages

A Texas child molestation attorney can help prove the lasting effects of your child’s abuse to the judge and, hopefully, secure compensation. These damages may include lost hours at work, ongoing family therapy, costly medical bills, and pain and suffering.

Advocating for Your Family

The legal process is often overwhelming, especially after a traumatic experience like your child being sexually molested by a trusted caregiver. Victoria Tx attorneys at Carabin Shaw will protect your rights, advocate for justice, and explain every step of the process.

Call Carabin Shaw for a Free Consultation

Sexual abuse has a lasting impact on both you and your child. Nothing can erase these effects, but compensation from a civil suit may help you navigate them. Don’t face the burden alone—seek help from child sexual abuse attorneys serving Victoria Texas. Carabin Shaw offers free consultations with English and Spanish speakers standing by 24/7.

Call us toll-free at 800-862-1260. We are ready to help your family.

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