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Broken bones, cuts, contusions, strains, and sprains. These aren’t just the kind of injuries people suffer in car accidents or while playing a contact sport. They are also common playground injuries.
According to the Children’s Safety Network (CSN), each year nearly 220,000 children are treated in emergency rooms throughout the country for playground-related injuries. If your child was injured because someone else was negligent, you may have a legal case and could be entitled to compensation. The time frame you have to file your case is limited, so contact an Ohio child injury lawyer today.
To speak with an experienced Ohio personal injury attorney about your child’s playground injuries and your eligibility to recover damages, call Kisling, Nestico & Redick at 1-800-HURT-NOW or use our online form to schedule a free initial consultation.
It’s unlikely any of us think of playgrounds as danger zones. Especially considering just how far playgrounds have come since the days of scorching hot metal slides perched on asphalt schoolyards.
Even so, the CSN reports that the most common playground injuries are:
If your child was seriously injured on a playground or at a park, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention. If you do in fact have a legal claim, having documentation of your child’s injuries will be imperative.
Next, examine the cause of your child’s injury. There are countless reasons why a child is injured on a playground. Two common legal theories that apply in these types of cases are negligence and premises liability.
In order to make a claim of negligence against the person or organization responsible for your children’s injuries you’ll need to prove:
For a premises liability claim, it is necessary to determine who owns the equipment and property on which your child was injured. Was it at a public school, city park or private residence. Additionally, you must determine the status of your child at the time of the injury. Status means the type of visitor they were at the time of injury. For instance, they may have been an invited guest. Or perhaps you had to pay to enter the premises, which changes their status.
It is necessary to prove all these elements to have a successful claim for negligence or premises liability. That is why it is beneficial to have an experienced child injury lawyer help you.
Filing any lawsuit is difficult. And filing a lawsuit on behalf of your child makes it that much more so. Let the attorneys at Kisling, Nestico & Redick help you sort out your claim. You may be able to recover damages for your child’s playground injuries—both short- and long-term.
Contact us today at 1-800-HURT-NOW or through our online form to schedule your free initial consultation.