Playgrounds Can Be Dangerous Places
You can recover compensation when the school created the risk. At Sand Law, our attorneys and staff know that recess is the best part of the school day for many children. We also know that playgrounds and other recreational areas can be very dangerous places for children when reasonable safety standards are not upheld. Head trauma, broken bones and other serious playground injuries can be caused or contributed to by many different things, including:
Slipping on icy surfaces
Tripping on uneven sidewalks
Falling from slides, swings or other heights
Poor supervision or insufficient staff-child ratios
Defective playground equipment
Poorly maintained premises
Schools Have Insurance Coverage | You Have A Right To File A Claim
School is a place your child may love. Parents often feel like they are filing a lawsuit against the school and the teachers that contribute to their child’s happiness. It is important to remember that schools have insurance coverage. You are filing a claim against a policy, not the school.
You have a right to file a claim just as you would after a car accident. You can also obtain similar damages, including compensation to cover pain and suffering, medical expenses or wages you lost while helping your child recover.
Just like any other accident claim, the insurance company will try to underpay or deny your claim. Do not accept a settlement offer or make any statements before talking to an experienced child injury lawyer.
Was Your Child Injured In A Playground Accident? Contact Sand Law Now.
If your child is injured in a playground accident at any private or public school in Minnesota, you should contact us immediately. We offer free initial consultations so that you can get legal advice without feeling pressured to make a decision.
Call us at 651-291-SAND (651-291-7263) or send us an email to schedule your consultation. We have offices in both Saint Paul and White Bear Lake, but we can accommodate your needs when you cannot travel to us.