Falls are the number-one cause of playground accidents and injuries in this nation. While some falls lead to scrapes, bruises, and broken bones, other falls contribute to head and brain injuries. Sadly, a fun day playing on the monkey bars or swings can end tragically for a little boy or girl.
When a child’s head hits a hard surface, a serious head injury can occur. Most people don’t realize just how serious a playground accident can be, even if there is no loss of consciousness. What looks like a minor head injury could be a serious brain injury. For this reason, parents need to get their injured child to the emergency room immediately.
Sadly, if a child develops a brain injury, the damages can be long-lasting, including:
- Learning issues
- Cognitive impairment
- Speech difficulties
- Memory problems
- Behavior issues
Whether at the park, school, or a fast food restaurant, children need to be protected from sustaining brain injuries. If your child suffered a brain injury because there wasn’t the appropriate ground cover or protective surface, you may have a personal injury claim.
To find out what you should and shouldn’t do following your child’s playground head injury in Georgia, please call a skilled Peachtree City brain injury attorney for a free consultation. Shane Smith Law would be happy to answer your questions and provide you with the next steps you should take in order to protect your interests for a potential financial recovery. To find out more, call (980) 246-2656 today.