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How Playgrounds may injure You or Your Child

Playgrounds are excellent places for children to have fun and exercise when properly used and maintained. Unfortunately, even under the best of circumstances, playground injuries will inevitably occur. When they occur due to negligence,  victims may be able to bring a personal injury lawsuit against the party or parties responsible for the injury. Personal injury lawsuits compensate victims for their losses, including things like pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, lost income, medical expenses, or even future earnings. Anyone who has been injured or has a child who has been injured on a playground should consult with an experienced Fayette County personal injury attorney 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 for their injuries.

While playground injuries can occur for  a variety of reasons, there are some circumstances that seem to occur more often than others. Often these reasons are due to the negligence of the party responsible for maintaining the playground.  Some examples of dangerous conditions that may lead to playground injuries include the following:

  • Loose screws
  • Exposed hardware
  • Hot surfaces
  • Improper flooring material
  • Improper installation of equipment
  • Hazardous materials
  • Nearby objects
  • Defective equipment

 

There are many potential parties that may be held liable in a playground accident. These include the owner of the playground, the manufacturer of the equipment, the parents of another child, or a 3rd party who somehow contributed to an injury. Proving liability in playground injury cases can be a complicated legal task, which is why it extremely important to retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney.

Contact a Fayette County personal injury attorney for a free consultation

If you or a child has been injured in a playground accident, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. Be sure to record as much information about the accident as possible, including taking pictures if possible and getting contact information from any witnesses. In addition, be sure to have a full medical evaluation performed you or your child as soon as possible after the incident. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call our office today at (770) 487-8999.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia