Your child is seriously injured in a playground accident. This incident can ruin you emotionally and economically. Will your child have a complete recovery? Who will pay your child's bills? How do you go about getting your lost wages that you incur in caring for your child? How much money are you entitled to receive for your child's injuries? These circumstances create very difficult times that require immediate answers.
The CDC reports that each year over 200,000 children under the age of 15 are treated in emergency rooms in the United States as a result of playground related injuries. Approximately three quarters of all nonfatal injuries related to playground equipment occur on public playgrounds with the majority of those taking place at schools and daycare centers.
For the ten-year period ending in 2000, 147 children ages 14 and younger died from playground related injuries. Of those children, more than half died from strangulation and approximately one fifth died from fall related injuries onto the playground surface.
Perhaps surprisingly, girls sustain more than 50% of these injuries while children 5 to 9 have higher rates of emergency room visits. On public playgrounds, more injuries occur on climbers than any other type of recreation equipment while in residential settings, swings cause the most injuries.
In general, playgrounds in low-income areas have more maintenance related problems than in high income areas, which could give rise to a variety of other negligence claims.
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