May 9, 2018 | Children's Injuries
Public playgrounds are a great way to enjoy quality family time in the Indianapolis area. Public playgrounds allow children to engage in physical play and develop social skills—all without cost to parents. These playgrounds, however, can also pose a serious danger to children.
While any type of physical activity carries some risk of physical injury, this risk can significantly increase when children play on defective playground equipment. For this reason, parents should always look for defective or shoddily constructed equipment to keep their children safe from harm.
Some injury hazards to look out for when your child is at a playground:
If you notice any of these issues, keep your child away from the playground, because a single problem can often signal more problems. Report the issue to the person, agency, or entity responsible for maintenance.
All adults can remember skinning a knee or getting a small cut while playing at a playground as child. Remember, however, that on playgrounds children can incur extremely serious and even long-term injuries that profoundly affect their future quality of life. Serious injuries that kids can sustain at playgrounds include:
If your child is injured in a playground accident, seek medical attention as soon as possible. In addition, if you believe that a dangerous playground condition caused your child’s injury, document the condition by taking pictures of it as soon as you can. Finally, talk to an attorney before engaging in any discussions with an insurance company.
If your child was injured at a playground, contact Indianapolis child injury lawyer Merry Fountain. Merry is a skilled advocate for injured children. If you are looking for an injury law attorney in the greater Indy area—Indianapolis, Carmel, Fishers, Westfield, Zionsville, Brownsburg, Avon, Kokomo, Lebanon—she’s here to help! You can call her anytime at 1-888-242-HURT (4878), or simply click Tell Us About Your Case for a free consultation.