Spring is quickly approaching and what kid doesn’t love a great playground?
But they are more dangerous than you may realize. Each year, more than
200,000 children are hospitalized due to playground-related injuries (Center
for Disease Control). That means that the number of children injured at
playgrounds is greater than the number of children injured in bicycle
accidents every year. Not only that, but almost 20 children die from playground
accidents annually. These statistics are frightening to any parent, but
luckily there are ways to prevent these types of injuries.
Playground equipment is often poorly maintained or improperly installed.
Because of this, you should always be careful of which playground you
go to, and you should always check the equipment before your child begins
to play on it. Supervision is also important because many accidents occur
when unsupervised children take particularly dangerous risks. These types
of unfortunate accidents are not always preventable, but there are steps
that you can take to further ensure your child's safety.
If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of a third-party’s
negligence, contact the attorneys at Boudreau & Nisivaco, LLC today
for a free consultation.