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Can I Sue After Sustaining an Injury in a Public Park?

With the warmer months approaching, many of us will be taking advantage of the many public parks that Atlanta has to offer. While generally fun and relaxing, there are many potential ways that a person could sustain injury in a park, some of which may implicate negligence on the part of city. When a government entity is responsible for a person’s injuries, complicated rules regarding suing the government are often implicated. As a result, it is important that anyone injured in a public park discuss their case with an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. The attorneys of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are dedicated to helping people injured by the negligence of others recover, and work hard to obtain the highest possible settlement or award in each case we handle.


Parks are filled with potential hazards that could result in injury. These injuries can range from skinned knees after a playground accident to a serious fall that results in a traumatic brain injury. Some of the kinds of conditions that may exist at a park and result in injury can include:

 

  • Cracked pavement
  • Uneven stairs
  • Defective playground equipment
  • Defective benches or seating areas
  • Poorly constructed shelters or pavilions
  • Negligent hiring of park staff
  • Poorly designed play areas

 

Whenever a public entity like a government agency is implicated in a personal injury matter, special legal rules apply. These kinds of claims are subject to certain time and liability limits, which are generally more restrictive than those involving private parties. It is extremely important, therefore, for people injured in public parks to discuss their case with an attorney as soon as possible. Any delay may jeopardize your ability to recover.

Contact a Peachtree City personal injury attorney for a free consultation

If you or a loved one has sustained an injury in a public park in or around Atlanta, you should contact one of the Peachtree City personal injury lawyers of the Law Offices of Shane Smith as soon as possible. To schedule a free consultation, call our office today at (770) 487-8999.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia