As a personal injury law firm, we believe it is important to keep people educated about news in our industry that may affect them. While some people don’t have young children, the issues of faulty playground equipment could affect you whether you have children or not.
We collected some articles that spotlight the issues with faulty equipment and the subsequent legal actions some people have taken.
Who is inspecting the playgrounds your children play on?
Some schools and districts have a Certified Playground Inspector (CPSI) while most don’t. The CPSI is responsible for checking playground equipment and ensuring it is safe for children to play on. If your child’s school or district does not have a CPSI on staff, the National Playground Safety Institute has these suggestions to keep your children safe.
Is it possible playgrounds are too safe?
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates about 200,000 children under 14 are treated for playground injuries annually. While this number is slowly climbing, some communities are taking to making their playgrounds safer for their children. But, have they gone too far?
Having fun without the injuries
While the risk of injury will always be present when children are on playground equipment, there are ways you can help limit the extent of, or eliminate, injuries altogether. Following these tips can help limit injuries.
Has someone close to you suffered an injury while using what you believe to be faulty playground equipment? Do you think the injury was a result of negligence on behalf of someone responsible for the upkeep of the equipment?
At the law firm Owen, Patterson & Owen, we have more than 30 years of experience getting results for faulty playground injury victims and other accident victims in Southern California.
Contact us today to let our lawyers answer your questions.