Children love playgrounds. They serve as the perfect backdrop for socialization, physical activity, and imaginative play. As fun as playgrounds seem, they can also pose serious risks. Hundreds of thousands of children go to the emergency room each year in the US because of playground-related injuries, and thousands suffer traumatic brain injuries from their accidents.
Children use playgrounds at school, in local parks, and at child care facilities. The facilities feature slides, small climbing structures, tall walkways, and more.
The personal injury attorneys at Fielding Law recognize that accidents can happen anywhere. Children trip, fall, and suffer injuries. Many accidents don’t constitute personal injuries – they would have happened regardless of the environment. However, when accidents happen because of playground hazards, construction defects, improper maintenance, or other factors, we represent children and their families in premise liability claims.
Preventable accidents arise because an organization or person failed to act reasonably given a certain set of conditions. Some common types of preventable playground accidents include:
Playground operators are not responsible for maintaining a 100% worry-free playground environment, but they are responsible for taking reasonable measures to ensure the safety of the children who use the facilities. If an accident would not have happened on any other playground and caused your child to suffer a serious injury, you have the right to file a claim against the government agency, equipment manufacturer, or private organization responsible for the incident.
Serious playground accidents happen quickly and can leave parents and caretakers feeling panicked and unsure about next steps. To protect your right to take legal action, take the following steps:
Fielding Law understands the heartbreaking nature of playground accidents and injuries. We are here to provide complete legal support to injured children and their parents/guardians. Our local and accessible attorneys will stand by you at every step. Learn more about your legal options when you call our office to schedule a free playground accident case evaluation.