Nashville Playground Accident Attorneys
Playgrounds are great places for kids to get energy out and socialize. Whether your child is playing at a playground at school or one of Nashville’s great parks, they might have a great time until an accident happens and causes them injuries.
While playgrounds come with some inherent risk of injury, there are ways that groundskeepers, property owners, or public agencies can keep these areas as safe as possible for children. When parties fail to take proper care when it comes to playgrounds, children can suffer preventable injuries, and those parties should be held liable for all of the resulting losses to your child and family.
If your child sustains injuries, you should get them the immediate medical attention they need. Then, contact the Nashville playground accident lawyers at Bednarz Law to learn about your legal options.
Common Playground Accidents
Many kids move from one piece of equipment to another so quickly that parents cannot keep track of them at all times. Unfortunately, it only takes a second for a child to be involved in an accident, including:
- Falling from high platforms
- Falling off the side of a slide
- Collapsing swings or bars
- Coming into contact with sharp or pointed objects
- Landing on hard surfaces
- Entanglement in ropes or netting
- Getting caught in between objects or in small spaces
- Head or arm entrapment
- Slipping or tripping
In addition, playgrounds at schools, camps, or daycares should have proper adult supervision at all times. When adults fail to properly supervise children, there is a greater chance they could suffer playground-related injuries. Such injuries can result in medical bills, missed school, pain and suffering, and other losses.
Negligent Playground Owners
When a person or entity builds a playground for children to use, they must follow certain safety standards. This includes for both proper construction and ongoing maintenance of the playground area and equipment. Some examples of negligence that can lead to playground injuries are:
- Having inadequate surfacing to protect if a child falls
- Choosing equipment that is inappropriate for younger children
- Having entanglement hazards
- Allowing sharp edges, corners, or points on equipment
- Having rusted chain swings that can break
- Not installing proper guardrails for higher places
- Improper supervision
If your child suffered injuries due to someone’s negligence, you can file an injury on behalf of your child to seek compensation for all of your losses. You must determine who was responsible for the playground and failed to meet their duty of care.
This can be complicated if the playground was owned by a local government or public school district, as there are different procedures for taking action against a public entity. It is critical to act fast, so you do not miss any deadlines.
Let Our Nashville Playground Accident Lawyers Help You
If you and your child incurred losses from serious playground injuries, you want the legal team of Bednarz Law on your side. Our Nashville playground accident attorneys are ready to assist you, so please contact us for your no-cost case evaluation as soon as possible.