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Although playground equipment is much safer these days than it has been in the past, and we expect our children to be safe while playing on equipment, there are still some products that many consider dangerous. We expect toy companies to create products that are safe for our children, and to correct any problems that may arise. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.
School, park, and backyard playgrounds may all contain dangerous playground equipment. Around 200,000 parents take their children to the emergency room each year as a result of some kind of injury sustained on the playground. It can be difficult to determine who is liable for your child’s injury.
Because of this, it is in your best interest to contact the experienced premises liability attorneys at Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter to find out what you can do. Call (407) 712-7300 for a free consultation.
Dangerous Playground Equipment
Some of the most dangerous playground equipment includes:
- Monkey bars
- Animal-figure swings
- Glider swings
- Trapeze bars and exercise rings
- Free-swinging ropes
While many of these injuries are bumps, bruises and cuts, some of them are also broken bones or cuts requiring stitches. A few of them are even more serious than this.
An overwhelming number of these injuries result when a child falls and lands on a hard surface, such as asphalt, cement, or packed ground around the equipment. While adult or guardian supervision may prevent some of these injuries, it’s also important to teach children about having fun while staying safe.
Avoiding Playground Accidents
Children are more likely to avoid playground equipment injuries by adhering to never:
- Play rough while on playground equipment
- Use equipment that gets very hot, such as metal slides or rubber swings
- Use equipment that is wet and slippery
- Jump from equipment if someone is in the way
- Leave items in the way where someone might fall on them, such as backpacks and bikes
Keeping children safe from dangers on the playground means keeping an eye on them, as well as making them aware to watch for dangerous situations.
If your child has been injured due to dangerous playground equipment in Melbourne, Daytona, Orlando, or anywhere else in the state of Florida, please contact the experienced premises liability attorneys at Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter today by completing the form on this page or calling (407) 712-7300.