Lexington Playground Injury Attorney
20+ Years of Collective Experience. Millions Recovered.
Playgrounds give kids opportunities for the active outdoor play and social interaction that they want and need. Play equipment is also available to many children at their schools and day care centers, as well as in their own back yards and at the homes of friends and neighbors. While children are often able to play safely at playgrounds and at the other places where they are able to use play equipment, some play sessions result in injuries that are much more serious than the bumps and bruises that are typically associated with active children. Approximately fifteen children die every year from playground injuries and over two hundred thousand more are injured. Learning more about playground injuries is one way that parents and caregivers can help their children to stay safe while they play.
At Goeing Goeing & McQuinn PLLC, our team shares more than 20 years of experience and extensive resources. This experience enables us to provide quality representation to each of our clients. Since our founding, the firm has recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements. We take the time to understand your case and provide personalized representation you deserve.
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Types of Playground Injuries
About half of the injuries that happen at playgrounds are severe injuries like dislocations, concussions, fractures, and internal injuries. Many of these serious injuries happen at public parks and playgrounds, but they can also occur at school and day care playgrounds. When it comes to fatal accidents like falls or strangulations that involve playing equipment, seventy percent of play equipment-related deaths happen at the child's home, or the home of a friend, neighbor, or relative.
How Playground Injuries Happen
Playgrounds are safe when children are supervised by responsible adults who can notice when a safety concern is present and intervene in such a way that the children can continue playing safely. Sometimes, parents who accompany their children to the playground are able to provide a higher degree of supervision than adults who care for children in school and daycare settings because of the number of children that the latter must supervise at the same time. In situations where supervision is inadequate for any reason, children may use play equipment in an unsafe manner, resulting in injury.
Play equipment must be inspected for the following:
- Weak or wobbly play structures
- Rusty playground equipment
- Splintering wood
- Exposed nails
- Inadequately cushioned fall areas
Sometimes, children can be injured at the playground even when they use the play equipment properly. Play equipment must be inspected and maintained because it is exposed to the elements.
Secure Your Child’s Future with a Playground Injury Lawyer in Lexington!
Playground injuries are tragic, whether they result from inadequate supervision, improperly maintained play equipment, or both. When an injury or death occurs at a playground, it is important that the parties who are responsible for the injury or death are held accountable to the victim and their family for the damages that resulted from their actions. If your child has been injured or killed in a playground accident, the Lexington premises liability lawyers at Goeing Goeing & McQuinn PLLC would like to offer you a free consultation.
Call us today at (859) 534-9327 to learn more about your case!