The Centers for Disease Control and Disease Prevention report that more than 200,000 children 14 and younger are treated in emergency rooms each year. While playground safety has improved significantly in recent decades, playground accidents continue to occur, sometimes with serious consequences for victims. The injuries that kids can sustain may range from mild to severe, and in the most serious cases may even result in the long-term medical problems. When these accidents are caused by negligence on the part of the school or the individuals who are have the responsibility of supervising playing children, victims may be able to recover for their losses. To learn whether you may have a legal claim, you should consult with a Brooks personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
Examples of Playground Negligence
In the context of a personal injury claim, “negligence” refers to a party’s to use the same level of care that would be used by a reasonable party under the same or similar circumstances. If this seems unclear, you are not alone; personal injury lawyers build careers arguing about what negligence is in different circumstances. Some examples of conduct or circumstances that may be considered negligence in the context of a playground accident include:
Failure to adequately supervise children
Improperly secured equipment
Improper material used on playground surfaces
Playgrounds constructed unreasonably close to other objects or buildings
These are just some examples of the types of issues that may give playground accident victims a right to bring a lawsuit. Discussing your case with an attorney is the first step to take to make sure your child is fairly compensated for his or her injuries.
Contact a Brooks personal injury attorney to schedule a free consultation
If your child has been injured in a playground accident, he or she may be entitled to significant financial compensation. The attorneys of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are dedicated to helping children injured in playground accidents recover for their losses. We work hard to ensure that each client we represent gets the compensation that he or she deserves. To schedule a free consultation with one of our Brooks personal injury attorneys, call our office today at (770) 487-8999.