Playground Accident Injuries In Southern California
Playgrounds provide seemingly endless amounts of fun for children of all ages, but they can also cause serious injuries when accidents occur. Every day, children are injured in playground accidents around the country. Some of these accidents are even fatal. According to a study conducted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, over 200,000 children under the age of 14 are treated for playground-related injuries in emergency rooms throughout the country each year. At Martinez & Schill LLP, we are experienced in handling personal injury and wrongful death cases of all kinds. We know how to effectively advocate for our clients’ rights, and we aggressively pursue maximum compensation on your behalf.
Injuries From Playground Accidents In California
There are many different ways for kids to enjoy a playground, and there are just as many ways for children to be injured while doing so. The types of injuries seen in ERs from playground accidents include:
- Brain injuries, such as concussions
- Broken bones and fractures
- Internal injuries
- Lacerations and scars
- Joint dislocations
Several children die each year in playground accidents. These deaths are typically caused by either strangulation or falls. Our attorneys are experienced wrongful death lawyers, and they are skilled in handling these cases with care, compassion and competence.
Liability For Playground Accidents
Playground accidents can occur on public playgrounds and private playgrounds, and they are often caused by:
- Lack of proper supervision
- Poorly maintained playground equipment
- Improper playground surfaces
- Playground equipment design or construction flaws
Depending on the nature of the playground accident, the property owner, playground equipment manufacturer, playground equipment installer or party responsible for maintaining the playground equipment may be liable for the damages associated with the accident. Our premises liability attorneys will carefully investigate your child’s accident to determine who is liable.
Let’s Discuss Your Legal Options
If your child was injured or killed in a playground accident, contact us to schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal options. We will evaluate the circumstances of the accident and explain our recommendations for how to proceed with your case. We have offices in San Diego and Riverside, and we offer flexible office hours for consultation appointments. We handle our Riverside personal injury cases on a contingency basis, so you do not owe any attorney fees unless and until we win your case. Call our San Diego office at 619-512-5995 or our Riverside office at 951-290-3367.