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A simple trip to the playground can turn into a painful experience if you or your child slip and fall or are otherwise injured. Public parks, public and private schools, daycare centers, and private homes may all have playground equipment. Unfortunately, playground accidents are common occurrences and can result in serious injuries. Anyone injured in a playground accident should seek immediate medical attention and consult an experienced Delaware accident lawyer for legal advice.
Some of the injuries that occur on playgrounds include:
According to Delaware law, dogs must be leashed. Aside from a few exceptions, owners have strict liability for dogs that bite or injure people.
In the case of children injured in a playground accident where daycare or school staff is in charge, negligent supervision may be a factor in the accident. The ratio of staff to students is important to investigate in these cases.
There are many steps that can be taken to keep children safe from injury when they are playing including:
Probably the last thing you expect on a children’s playground is to experience an accident with serious consequences, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly 45 percent of playground related injuries are serious. If this happens to you or your child, it is crucial to:
The more evidence you can gather, the better chance of success you will have in recovering potential compensation for your injuries.
Contact an experienced premises liability lawyer who can investigate the accident and ensure that your claim is filed within the Delaware statute of limitations.
It is always a tragedy when a child is injured, but even more so when it happens at a place meant for play. Contact a dedicated Wilmington slip and fall lawyer at Rhoades & Morrow if your child has been injured in a playground accident. Our team will investigate on your behalf and ensure that negligent parties are held accountable. Call us today at 302-427-9500 for a free consultation about your case. You can also contact us online. We have three convenient locations in Wilmington, Bear, and Milford serving clients throughout the state of Delaware.