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. The Law Offices of Shane Smith 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 (770) 487-8999 today.