Are Playgrounds Safe?

Are Playgrounds Safe?

Fall is finally here and the weather is just starting to cool down! What does this mean? It means people can enjoy outdoor activities once again. For people with children, the local park is a great place to take the whole family. Parents can enjoy a nice picnic and while their children play with friends on the playground.

If you choose to visit the local park, we suggest you inspect the playground equipment before letting your children explore the area. Doing so can help prevent unnecessary and severe injuries. Many of the factors listed below contribute to playground injuries every year and are caused by poor design and lack of maintenance.

  • Significantly weakened equipment
  • Unfastened bolts or screws
  • Sharp edges
  • Protruding nails and screws
  • Slippery surfaces
  • Frailed ropes

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that these dangers result in countless injuries every year and leave almost 200,000 children under the age of 14 in need of emergency room care.

Common Playground Injuries

While many playground injuries are minor in nature, others can be significantly damaging. Some of the most common injuries to occur on playgrounds include:

  • Bruises
  • Broken bones
  • Dislocated bones
  • Concussions / head injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Fractured bones

Was Your Child Injured on the Playground?

If your child suffered harm caused by playground equipment that was poorly maintained, contact a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer from Biren Law Group today. We can assess your child’s injuries and determine if you are eligible to receive compensation for the medical expenses, physical pain, and / or emotional distresses that resulted from the accident.

For a free consultation, get in touch with one of our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at the Biren Law Group today!

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