Parents should never have to worry about their child’s safety when they drop them off at daycare. This is especially true for child sexual abuse. Daycares should be safe spaces for children. Unfortunately, we know that is not always the case. At DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo, our Orange County daycare sexual abuse attorneys are here to help victims and their families secure closure and compensation for what has happened.
Let DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo Get to Work
This is an incredibly emotional issue to deal with for families. When you discover your child has been sexually abused, you need help from an attorney you can completely trust. The compassionate team at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo is here.
We have 30+ years of experience helping clients in situations similar to yours.
We handle all aspects of a sexual abuse case, from the initial investigation through to a settlement or verdict.
Our clients have no up-front or out-of-pocket costs. They only pay legal fees if we secure a settlement or verdict on their behalf.
How Will an Attorney Help This Case?
In these cases, an attorney will be your advocate. An Orange County daycare sexual abuse attorney will:
Work with law enforcement to investigate all aspects of what happened. This includes gathering any evidence available, such as video surveillance, eyewitness accounts, and more.
Ensure that your child is evaluated by trusted doctors and counselors who specialize in helping child victims of sexual abuse.
Handle all communication between you and any other party involved and work to secure the compensation you and your child are entitled to.
What Are the Signs of Daycare Abuse?
Data shows that approximately one in every ten children will be sexually abused before they reach their 18th birthday. According to RAINN, over 90% of child sexual abuse victims know their abuser. In many cases, daycare staff and volunteers are the perpetrators of child sexual abuse.
Depending on the age of the child, it can be difficult to pick up on the signs that sexual abuse is occurring. Children often do not understand what is happening to them, so parents and guardians should lookout for the following:
Changes in a child’s behavior
Unusual interest in sexual matters
Anxiety around certain daycare staff
Unexplained bruises, particularly in the genital or anus areas
Reverting to outgrown behavior
Nightmares or night terrors
Urinary tract infections or genital soreness
It is up to daycare facilities to practice proper hiring procedures and ensure that all staff receives proper background checks and training. Under no circumstances should the discovery of sexual abuse be covered up by the daycare. If that occurs, they should be held liable for any damages related to the sexual abuse of a child.
Our Orange County Daycare Sexual Abuse Attorneys Are Ready To Help
If you have discovered that your child was sexually abused while they were at daycare, contact an attorney as soon as possible. The qualified and experienced team at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo is ready to get to work on your case. Our goal will be to secure the compensation your child and family need, which can include:
Money for any counseling your child needs or will need in the future
Compensation for pain and suffering damages
Possible punitive damages against the perpetrator of the abuse and the daycare