School, Park, or Playground Accident Injury?
Our Playground Accident Lawyer Can Help Your Family Recover
According to the CDC, over 200,000 children in the U.S. under the age of 14 are treated for injuries sustained in playground, school and park related accidents every year. Approximately 45% of these injuries include fractures, dislocations, concussions, amputations and internal injuries. If you or your child have been injured at a playground, park or school, contact Polinsky Law Group, attorneys at law in Hartford for a free consultation at (860) 253-2729 or click here.
Even though schools, parks and playgrounds are places where children and adults can make friends, have fun and challenge themselves physically, there are also a lot of associated dangers and risks. Playground injuries can be severe, often occurring when someone is sliding, climbing or swinging. For example, if a child falls while climbing, they may fall several feet, resulting in a serious external or internal injury. Playground, park and school injuries include bruises, fractures, broken bones, head injuries, internal injuries and dislocations.
Playground operators and schools are required to protect kids from any foreseeable injuries and dangers. If you feel that the playground, park or school is responsible for your child’s accident, you’ll need an attorney to show several things, including:
- Who is responsible for the playground property?
- The injured party is the type of person who is expected to be on the property
- The defendant did not take the necessary steps to care for the property
- The child’s injury could have been foreseen or prevented by the defendant
- The child’s injury was caused by the carelessness of the defendant
For example, let’s say a child is hurt on a school playground because there’s a piece of exposed, sharp metal. The school knows that children will be playing on the playground equipment and they are supposed to make the equipment safe to play on. If the equipment has not been inspected for a long time or if it was inspected and the metal wasn’t repaired or removed, it’s possible that the school can be found liable for the injury. By hiring an attorney like the personal injury lawyers, at Polinsky Law Group, you’ll be able to find out all of the details of the playground property, including who is liable.
Even though anyone who uses playground equipment is susceptible to accidental injury, girls are at a slightly higher risk of injury, according to the CDC. As much as 55% of playground-related injuries happen to girls, while 45% happen to boys.
If you or your child has suffered an injury in an accident at a playground, park or school, contact Polinsky Law Group, attorneys at law in Hartford and protecting the injured at locations throughout Connecticut for a free consultation at (860) 253-2729 or click here.