Finding Liability in Playground Injuries


Having your children playing on the playground is a double-edged sword at times. It’s hard to pass up seeing your children want to play outside and be healthy, while knowing the playground can be a place where they may end up injuring themselves.

The question is, is it possible to find liability in playground injuries?

It depends. In some cases, there are actually other parties to blame. Take for example a playground being used during school hours. If your child is going out for recess with their teachers, and goes to play on the playground, there is certainly a chance for injury. However, in most cases, the teachers are great about keeping a close eye on their children. Teachers have a responsibility by the school district to do their best to ensure safety to all children during the school day, to the best of their ability.

That being said, it is impossible to completely prevent injury, so assuming the teacher did everything  he or she can to prevent injury and something still happens, there is no negligence involved

However, assume the teacher loses sight of their children during recess, or simply decides not to pay attention to them. Now, say for example, your child gets injured while the teacher is not watching. This is an example of negligence, one that can usually place liability on the school for such an injury.

This can also be applicable when another party is responsible for watching you children on the playground, and an injury occurs while they are not watching.

If you feel as though you have a case that can be made about another party being liable for your child’s playground injury, contact attorney our firm founder at CourtLaw today to discuss your options. Our team will fight for your rights. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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