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Playground Accident

Are you aware that every year playground accidents send approximately 200,000 children to emergency rooms? About 75% of those accidents involve public playgrounds.

Children like to run, jump, and climb all over every piece of equipment on a playground. Sometimes, they fall or get seriously injured. However, accidents happen because of a faulty mechanical parts or lack of protective surfacing on the ground.

Children under the age of 5 are most prone to have an accident because at that age they don't have the coordination and motor skills of older children. They tend to fall down more often when walking and especially when running.

In addition, many children fall from, into or onto equipment. In some instances, the child is not to blame. The accident could result from equipment breakage, tip-over, poor design or bad assembly. It is the responsibility of playground owners and operators to monitor their equipment and make sure they are safe for children to play on.

Parents also need to take responsibility for the safety of their children:

  • Younger children must be closely supervised while using playground equipment
  • Make sure young children play on equipment that's appropriate for their age group
  • Pay attention to the surfacing under and around play equipment.
  • make sure all the items on the playground are secure to the ground
  • Make sure the equipment has no loose parts

Regular maintenance of the equipment is essential in preventing playground accidents. Even though new playgrounds have evolved in design and materials to keep children safe, manufacturing defects still occur. The injuries suffered are sometimes life changing and require long term medical need, so the people responsible are liable and should help you with these unexpected expenses. Seek legal help and make sure you get all the compensation you deserve.

If your child was seriously injured at a school playground, daycare center, or public playground and you would like to learn more about your legal rights, contact the personal injury attorneys for San Bernardino and Riverside counties. Call the attorneys at Peach & Weathers for the help you need.

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