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Can I Collect Damages if My Child is Injured on an Atlanta Playground?

Data published by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that over 200,000 children per year are treated in emergency departments for injuries stemming from playground accidents. Almost all of us can most likely remember a time when we were injured at a school or public playground resulting in a skinned knee, stitches, maybe even some broken bones. However, on occasion, the accidents on playgrounds are much more serious. That being said, no matter the severity of the playground injury, if it occurred due to negligence, financial recovery may be a  possibility by filing a personal injury claim against the party or parties responsible. Caretakers whose child has been injured in a playground accident should consult with an experienced Atlanta personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. The quicker, the better, as time can work against your claim of recovery.

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Many playground accidents are just part of being a child. Children generally horseplay, test out their own limits, or try new apparatuses.  Generally speaking, these types of injuries will not give be cause to take legal action. In other cases, however, negligence in the way a playground is constructed or maintained is the cause of an accident. Some common ways that negligence can cause a playground injury include the following:

  • Equipment set up incorectly
  • Defective equipment
  • Hardware such as nuts or bolts not flush with the equipment
  • Hot surfaces
  • Lack of shock-absorbent ground cover or unsafe ground cover like rock, wood chips, etc.
  • Dangerous debris
  • Lack of supervision
  • Improperly maintained equipment
  • Lack of guardrails on elevated equipment
  • Tripping hazards

When playground accidents are serious, victims may require intensive medical care as well as ongoing treatment. In some cases, they also may result in long-term complications that may affect a child’s ability to live independently or earn a living in the future. Therefore, it is essential that the parents or caregivers of a child injured in a playground accident do everything possible to make sure that the child’s legal rights are protected. This process begins with retaining an experienced personal injury lawyer and determining whether you have a claim.

Playground accidents can be very serious and entitle victims to significant financial compensation. To schedule a free consultation with one of our Atlanta personal injury lawyers, call Boling Rice LLC today at (770) 887-3162 or fill out or online contact form available here.


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