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For most of us, playgrounds bring back happy memories, and it’s a place that we love to bring our own children.

Unfortunately, playgrounds aren’t always safe and hidden dangers can result in serious child injuries, such as the following: 

  • Broken bones
  • Torn ligaments and tendons
  • Severe lacerations
  • Concussions and traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Internal organ damage

If your child has been injured in a playground accident, you have rights. An Atlanta child accident lawyer can help you get the compensation your child needs.

Common Causes of Playground Injuries

Playground injuries can happen in a variety of different ways. While many accidents are the natural result of children playing, many are the result of someone’s negligence. Here are some of the common causes of playground accidents that involve negligence: 

  • Poor maintenance. Playground equipment sits outside exposed to the elements year-round. Over time, they can fall into disrepair. Combined with the fact that most sets are several years old, they are often in dire need of maintenance – they have loose or broken steps and ladders, missing railings, and other hazards that should need to be addressed.
  • Improper Installation. Even new playground sets can pose hazards to children if they haven’t been installed properly. The set may be unlevel or unsecure. There may be tripping hazards. Swing sets or slides that haven’t been properly assembled can break or malfunction, resulting in serious injuries. 
  • Unsafe design. Sometimes playground equipment is unsafe because it was poorly designed, making it inherently dangerous. In other situations, the manufacturer may have failed to provide clear instructions as to installation that can render the equipment unsafe. 
  • Dangerous conditions. There may also be hazards beyond the playground equipment – the surrounding property can also be dangerous. Broken pavement, holes, and water features can also lead to serious injuries, especially involving children. 
  • Inadequate supervision. In some situations, children are supposed to be supervised while on the playground. When a school or other organization provides adult supervision, those adults must be attentive to the safety of the children. Failing to provide adequate supervision can result in serious injuries. 

Each of these issues is an example of how negligence can lead to a playground accident. If your child was injured due to one of the issues above, you may be entitled to compensation. An Atlanta child accident lawyer can evaluate your case and help you understand your options.

Playground Accident FAQs

  Who Is Responsible for Injuries Sustained on a Playground? Read More

The other challenge in playground accident cases is determining who should be held liable for your child’s injuries. To some extent, this will depend on the cause of the accident, but will more often depend on who owns the playground. 

If the playground is located on private property, then you will need to determine who owns it. In many ways, these cases are more straightforward than others. Once you determine who owns the property, you can then pursue the claim with the owner’s insurance. Private property owners can include not only private individuals but also the following entities:

  • Churches
  • Restaurants
  • Daycare facilities
  • Private schools
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Apartment complexes
  • Homeowners and condominium associations

If the accident occurred on a public playground, such as in a public park or at a public school, then your case will be more complicated than if the playground was privately owned. When the accident occurs on public property, you can’t proceed straight to litigation. You will likely have to file advance notice within a specific time frame. If your child has been injured on public property, it’s best if you contact an Atlanta child accident lawyer to help you navigate the process. 

Liability may be determined based on other factors than who owns the property where the playground is located. If the accident was caused by defective playground equipment or a failure to provide adequate supervision, for example, the person or entity liable for your child’s injuries may be different from the one who owns the property. 

Atlanta Child Accident Lawyer Explains that More Than One Party May Be Liable in a Playground Accident Lawsuit

It’s quite common that there is more than one party at fault in a playground accident case. For example, the playground may be in need of significant repairs, but a summer camp counselor failed to provide sufficient supervision. Assuming that the summer camp is owned and operated by a separate entity from the property owner, the owner of the playground and the summer camp may both be liable for any injuries that occur. 

Alternatively, a climbing structure may have been poorly designed and therefore inherently unsafe, but it was also incorrectly installed by the park authority. In that case, the parents of an injured child could pursue both the park authority and the manufacturer of the playground equipment. 

These cases can be very complicated. There may be multiple corporate entities involved, each of which is likely to deny responsibility. As mentioned above, there may be special laws that apply if you need to sue a government entity such as the school system or the park authority. You could jeopardize your claim and lose your rights if you sue the wrong entity or go about it the wrong way. As a result, you may want to at least talk to an Atlanta child accident lawyer before you decide how to proceed.

  What Compensation is Available for a Serious Playground Accident in Georgia? Read More

Most non-lawyers wind up settling their claim for far less than they are worth. If your child has been injured in a playground accident, an Atlanta child accident lawyer can help you pursue compensation for the following: 

  • Your medical bills incurred for your child’s treatment
  • Any lost income resulting from having to care for your child during their recovery
  • Your child’s pain and suffering
  • Any additional expenses incurred as a result of their injury

Contact an Atlanta Child Accident Lawyer at Gilormo Injury Law

Atlanta playground accident lawyer Amber Gilormo has dedicated her entire practice to helping injured people and their families get back on their feet. If your child has been injured in a playground accident, we can evaluate your claim, explain your options, and help you find a way forward. To learn more about how we can help.

Contact us today at 770-343-7101 to schedule a free consultation.

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