If you can prove that the daycare provider’s negligence or intentional abuse caused your child’s injuries, your child should be compensated for his or her suffering. That should include compensation for her tangible, or easily calculable, losses such as medical expenses. It should also include compensation for your child’s intangible, and often more significant, damages such as pain and suffering.
How Much Is a Daycare Child’s Pain and Suffering Worth?
The following factors should be considered when determining the compensation your child should receive for pain and suffering:
- Your child’s injuries and their impact on her daily activities
- The frequency and intensity of her medical treatments
- Embarrassment or humiliation
- Sleep issues such as insomnia or nightmares
- Emotional disorders
Any other factor that relates to your child’s physical pain or emotional suffering should also be considered.
How to Prove the Value of Your Child’s Pain and Suffering After a Daycare Injury
There is no magic formula that converts physical pain and emotional suffering into a dollar amount. Instead, determining the value of your child’s pain and suffering will depend on the quality of the evidence available and the compelling arguments that are made on your child’s behalf. Our experienced daycare injury lawyers know what evidence to request during discovery and what arguments to make during insurance settlement negotiations or in court to get our daycare injury clients the fair recoveries they deserve.
We will fight for every dollar your child should recover for the daycare neglect or abuse injury that never should have happened. To learn more, please read our free report, A Parent’s Guide to Daycare Injury Cases: How to Obtain Justice When a Kentucky Daycare Facility Harms Your Child, and please call us today for a free, no-obligation consultation. If we represent your child, you will not owe us any legal fees until your child’s case has been successfully resolved.