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. (312) 620-1261