Santa Barbara Unsafe Playground Equipment Attorneys
At NordstrandBlack PC, our Santa Barbara child injury lawyers have the experience and resources needed to pursue claims against negligent homeowners, manufacturers of unsafe playground equipment and businesses that provide playground areas, including day care centers and fast food restaurants.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, roughly 200,000 children are treated in U.S. hospital emergency rooms each year for injuries related to playground equipment. Of these, most occur on public playgrounds (nearly three-fourths) with the most serious cases in all categories involving falls or strangulation.
Playground accidents can occur for many different reasons. For instance, a day care center may not have enough staff working on the playground to adequately supervise the number of children playing. In other situations, a child can fall and suffer more serious injuries than they should have either because there were objects in the "fall zone" that should not have been there or there was not enough fall protection in place (recycled rubber, wood chips, mulch, etc.).
There are also cases that involve design defects in the playground equipment itself or unsafe equipment that had been left in a state of disrepair by the playground's provider.
In any case, at our firm you will have an experienced lawyer who knows the relevant law working with you, available to you, managing the preparation of the case and personally representing you throughout. Additionally, we can assure you of the financial resources required to properly prepare and present these cases at trial.
Last, we would also like to emphasize our understanding of the long-term medical complications that can result from serious injuries to young children. With that in mind, we work with various pediatric specialists to ensure those factors are taken into account with regard to compensation.
If your child has been injured because of unsafe playground equipment or the negligence of a playground provider in the Santa Barbara area of Southern California - we encourage you to call or contact our attorneys at (805) 962-2022 for a free case evaluation.
There is no obligation to hire us. There are no legal fees to pay unless we win.
- Playground Accidents and Injuries: What You Should Know
- Public Playground Equipment - CPSC
- Public Playground Safety Handbook - CPSC
- Staying Safe on Playgrounds - NSC