Dangerous Playgrounds Can Lead to Serious Injuries
Going to the park and playing on the playground is a favorite activity for most children. While going to the park is a joy most of the time, it can quickly turn into a disaster if the playground is not properly maintained and in a safe condition. In such cases, parks and playgrounds can easily become unintentional hot beds of danger for young children.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) claims that approximately 200,000 children are injured each year in the United States in playground related accidents. Most of these children who are injured are in the 5 to 9 year age group. If your child was injured in an accident on a playground that was in major disrepair or in bad condition, you should consult with a personal injury attorney to determine if you have a valid claim.
Common Reasons That Lead to Playground Accidents
Minor playground accidents and injuries, such as falling off a swing or sliding too fast, are a normal part of childhood. In fact, most of us can remember falling and scraping a knee as a child on the playground. However, when your child gets seriously injured in a playground accident that was caused by the negligence or recklessness of a party responsible for your child or the condition of the playground, you may have certain legal rights.
Some common causes of serious playground accidents include:
- Improperly installing equipment
- Poor maintenance of playground structure and equipment
- Exposed hardware
- Lack of guardrails on equipment
- Debris or other hazards on the playground
- Inadequate supervision
- Improper playground construction
- Rusty swing chains or slides
There are many different ways that negligence or recklessness can potentially lead to a playground accident resulting in your child’s injuries. An experienced Los Angeles playground attorney can help you determine if your injured child has a valid claim.
Obtaining the Full Compensation That You Deserve
If your attorney determines that you or your child has a valid playground accident claim, you or your child may be entitled to the following types of compensation:
- Past and future medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- And any other expenses related to the accident
Your attorney will need to investigate the details of your case to determine what type of compensation you and your injured child may be entitled to.
Consult with a Personal Injury Attorney in Los Angeles
If your child has been injured in an accident on a playground that was the result of a negligent or reckless act of a third party, you may be entitled to financial compensation by filing a personal injury claim. For more information or to schedule a free consultation, call the Law Offices of Samer Habbas today at 888.848.5084.