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Am I able to sue if my Child is Injured in a Playground Accident?

School playgrounds are often a great place for kids to get some exercise and learn important social skills. Many of us who are parents can remember a time when playgrounds were much more dangerous places than they are today.  While playground safety has greatly improved over the past few decades, thousands of children still sustain serious injuries while playing on playgrounds each year. When these accidents occur because of negligent playground design or faulty equipment, victims and their families may be able to recover for their losses by bringing a Georgia personal injury claim. The best way to make sure that you get the compensation you deserve after a preventable accident is to consult with one of the experienced Peachtree City personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Shane Smith as soon as possible.

 

Why do Playground Accidents Occur?

Playground accidents can occur for a number of reasons. Sometimes, a child slips and falls simply due to losing his or her footing or missing a step. These and other minor accidents will most likely not give rise to a lawsuit. When accidents happen because of an unreasonably dangerous condition, however, victims may be able to recover from the party or parties responsible. Some of types of accidents that may give rise to a legal claim include:

  • Exposed hardware
  • Broken equipment
  • Improperly designed equipment
  • Improperly installed equipment
  • Inadequate shock absorbing  material
  • Lack of guardrails on elevated areas
  • Negligent supervision
  • Failure to regularly inspect the playground

 

These are just some of the potential ways that a playground accident could result from negligence, and it is important for those affected by playground accidents to discuss their case with an experienced personal injury attorney.

Contact a Peachtree City personal injury attorney for a free consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured in a playground accident, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. To schedule a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys, please call our office today at

(770) 487-8999.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia