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Hazardous Playground Equipment in Florida Causes Child Brain Injuries


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6/17/2013
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Children love swinging, sliding, climbing, and playing at recess on the school’s playground equipment. When children play on playgrounds, they shouldn’t have to be worried about getting injured. The playground equipment should be maintained and adequate protective surfacing like energy absorbing materials should be in place.

When playgrounds are not free from hazards or do not have the appropriate safety flooring to protect children when they fall off of monkey bars, children are at risk for suffering a serious injury. In fact, if proper energy absorbing surfaces aren’t underneath the playground equipment, a child is more at risk to suffer a head injury.

Protective flooring on playgrounds could include shredded rubber, thick mulch, wood chips, sand, and other energy absorbing materials. Unfortunately, many playgrounds do not have correct protective surfaces, and children sadly suffer head injuries such as:

  • Head trauma
  • Concussion
  • Skull fracture
  • Traumatic brain injury

If your son or daughter suffered a brain injury in a Florida playground accident because the protective flooring was missing or not adequate, your child may be entitled to financial compensation from the school for failing to make sure the playground was safe for kids.

While brain injuries are often the result of a fall and lack of protective ground cover, they are not the only injuries that can take place. Children also suffer from sprains, lacerations, broken bones, and other types of injuries due to defective playground equipment.

It is important for your child to receive adequate compensation for his or her injuries. You also want to make sure that another child at that school never has to go through the same trauma. The school needs to be held responsible for your child’s medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages.

To find out what steps to take in order to protect your child, call a skilled Sarasota child injury attorney at the Mallard Law Firm today at 888-409-3805. We will provide you with a complimentary consultation.



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