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Watch out for Playground Injuries

By Dianne Freed on May 22, 2018

Personal Injury Lawyer MarylandThe playground is a place where children are free to explore, play, and interact with other children in a safe environment. Spending time at the playground is often considered a treat for children, and provides a nice break for parents who are happy to supervise and watch their kids enjoy themselves. Although most people would assume that this is one of the safest places for their children to play, there are certain dangers that can be found on many playgrounds. It’s important to know how to recognize these dangers in order to prevent injuries. If your child does sustain an injury at a playground, you’ll want to contact an experienced personal injury attorney in Maryland to help determine if there was negligence involved.

Common Causes of Injury on a Playground

Some of the causes of injury on a playground might be somewhat obvious, while others might not be as apparent. It’s crucial that you understand the potential dangers of a playground in order to protect your children’s safety. Regardless of your diligence as a parent, some injuries are caused by unforeseen issues. In these cases, it’s possible that the playground owner, the city, or the playground equipment manufacturer could be found negligent for not maintaining the area as a safe place for children to play. Some of the common factors that cause injury on a playground include:

  • Old or defective equipment – Children are tough on equipment. They’ll put their full weight on the monkey bars. They’ll run up the stairs as fast as they can, and lean against railings. In the event that equipment gives out or breaks due to wear or defect, serious injuries can happen.
  • Snow and ice – When school is out for a snow day, it’s natural that children will want to play on the playground. Even when school isn’t canceled, kids will gravitate towards the playground at recess. What could be more fun than going down a slide that is covered with snow? Unfortunately, playgrounds are at risk for ice that is difficult to see and extremely slippery conditions when the weather turns to snow and ice. It’s especially important to teach children to walk slowly and watch out for potentially slippery spots in inclement weather.
  • Poor lighting – A playground that is open to the public after dark should have the appropriate amount of lighting. Without sufficient lighting, it is easy for children to slip and fall or miss a step on the ladder up to a high platform. This is a dangerous scenario that can easily lead to injury.

Call a Personal Injury Lawyer in Maryland Today

Playgrounds are intended to provide entertainment to children. In the event that your child experiences an injury on the playground, you’ll want to speak with a legal team who understands how to advocate for the rights of your child. A serious injury can be emotionally, physically, and financially traumatizing. As the medical bills start to stack up, you will need an experienced legal professional who can work to maximize the value of your claim. The lawyers at Alpert Schreyer, LLC are here to help you through this situation. Call us today at 844.632.7274 or contact us online.

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