Playgrounds are places where children can run around, enjoy themselves, make friends, and play games. Unfortunately, playgrounds are full of safety hazards as well. Every year, around 150,000 children come into emergency rooms with injuries from playgrounds, making it one of the leading causes of emergency room visits for children. When a playground causes a child to have an injury, parents may be entitled to pursue the owner of the playground for compensation.
If your child was injured in a playground accident, the Wisconsin injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier may be able to help. Contact our offices today at 800-242-2874 to discuss how you can work toward getting the compensation you deserve.
The National Playground Safety Institute has identified some of the greatest offenders in playground injuries. These defects in equipment or lack of maintenance can have serious consequences for your child. They include:
- Lack of appropriate protective surfaces
- Protrusions in equipment
- Entrapment in openings
- Insufficient equipment spacing
- Trip hazards on the ground
- Lack of guardrails
- Sharp edges
When these hazards are present, children run the risk of being seriously injured in a playground accident.
The Wisconsin injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier understand how frightening and infuriating it can be when a child is injured due to someone else’s negligence. If your child has had an accident on a playground that was caused by bad equipment or any other type of negligence, contact our offices at 800-242-2874 today to learn more about how you can get the justice you deserve.