Robbinsville NJ Playground Accident Injury Attorneys
Personal Injury Lawyers with Offices in Hamilton & Pennington, NJ
Although we often think of “school” as confined to the solitary building that houses our children between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., school-based activities can extend to a host of other locations and circumstances, including buses that provide transportation to and from school, lunch-time, after-school programs, athletic practices and sporting events, field trips, and playgrounds for recess. In all of these places, accidents can happen. There is a reasonable expectation that children should be supervised during all of these activities and many times, lack of supervision can significantly impact the likelihood of an accident occurring. If your child was injured while under the supervision of a school or while engaging in a school-related activity, you may have cause to file a premises liability lawsuit on his or her behalf.
At Cohen & Riechelson, our attorneys serve as unwavering legal advocates for our clients and their families. When confronted with a case, we will accumulate and organize all of the available evidence to support your claim, including a medical assessment of your child’s injuries and necessary treatment, an analysis of the circumstances that preceded the event, and photographs documenting the site of the incident. Compiling and constructing a compelling argument on your behalf is our priority as we work toward obtaining just compensation for you or your loved one. To discuss your playground or school accident injury case with a member of our legal team at no cost, contact our Hamilton and Pennington, New Jersey offices at (609) 528-2596.
Playground Accident Injuries in New Jersey
Unfortunately, accidents on playgrounds are all too common. According to data published by Safe Kids Worldwide, 40 children died as a result of playground‐associated injuries between 2001 and 2008. Sadly, the average age was 6 years old. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that over 200,000 children ages 14 and below received emergency medical care for injuries sustained during playground accidents. Notably, 75% of nonfatal playground-related injuries occur on public playgrounds, specifically, on the premises of schools and daycare centers.
Among the most common playground-related injuries are:
- traumatic brain injuries (such as concussions);
- dislocations; and
- internal injuries
Liability for Playground Accidents in New Jersey
In accidents involving playgrounds, a critical question often involves the prevention of such accidents if greater supervision was provided. This issue is often referred to as “negligent supervision.” For instance, lack of supervision accounted for approximately 40 percent of all playground injuries within the Safe Kids sample. If it is determined that an appropriate level of supervision was not met at the time of the accident, the school may be found to be negligent and therefore, responsible for compensating the injured victim for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other costs associated with the accident. These cases are often extremely nuanced, which is why it is always best to consult with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney who can provide some guidance as you pursue your claim.
Contact Our Mercer County NJ Playground Accident Injury Lawyers to Discuss Your Case
For additional information and to discuss your potential premises liability claim with one of our highly experienced personal injury attorneys, contact the law offices of Cohen & Riechelson at (609) 528-2596 or (215) 337-4915. Find out if you and your family may be entitled to pursue compensation.