Premises liability personal injury cases often skyrocket during the summer months in south Florida. Sadly, many of those cases have to do with children being injured due to dangerous conditions on someone else’s property. Child personal injuries peak during the summer months in south Florida because children are outside and off from school. Negligence plays a large part in child injury lawsuits and cases. At Englander Peebles, we have seen that negligence resulting in child injuries can come in many forms, from lack of supervision to substandard equipment, improper surfaces, and much more. Negligence can occur at an outdoor playset, or in a public area such as a park, cruise ship or vacation resort, school, or beach playground. When it comes to child injuries and lawsuits, prevention is the key. Parents and caretakers alike should know some of the risks in summer activates and signs of safety hazards.
If your child has had an injury, instead of taking on the legal issues by yourself, your best course of action is to contact the experienced premises liability lawyers at Englander Peebles. You may be entitled to compensation through a premises liability claim if you suffered injuries on someone else’s property as a result of a dangerous condition. Our team consists of accident attorneys renowned for achieving desirable results in premises liability and personal injury litigation lawsuits. We know from years of experience that to hold a property owner liable for your injuries in a premises liability claim, you will have to prove that a property owner knew or should have known of a dangerous safety condition, the property owner either failed to correct or warn about the condition, and yours or your child’s injuries were the results of that dangerous condition.
Common Causes of Child Injury
Successful claims require experienced representation. From a lawyer’s standpoint, child injuries can involve many areas of law, including car accidents, product and premises liability, negligence on the part of businesses like daycare centers, school districts, public parks, swimming pools, or even your next-door neighbor.
Also, because children require specialized medical care in the event of an injury and because long-term conditions will affect a child for more years than an adult, payouts for successful child personal injury claims are known to be larger than others. At Englander Peebles, we want to see your child be given the best possible medical treatment for his or her injuries in order to ensure that they recover quickly and fully.
You cannot put a price on the value of protecting our children. Here are some of the places where premises liability accidents can occur during the warmer months:
Children’s Playgrounds & Outdoor Play Areas
We all want to trust that our playgrounds are safe and that the equipment is maintained properly. But there is reason to be concerned as researchers have found a connection between playground accidents and a rise in traumatic brain injuries. Knowing the risks for premises liability child injuries in playgrounds means looking out for their safety: is there signage outlining age-appropriateness for equipment and designated areas of play, limit the number of children on a piece of equipment or in a designated area, enforce the implementation of proper ground surfaces? Educate children on how to play safely on the equipment- instilling proper play manners in children (such as no pushing, shoving, or trampling), look for broken pieces of glass or trash in the play area, and check the playground equipment itself for sharp edges or broken parts.
Swimming Pools & Child Drowning
Swimming pools can be a great place for fun and exercise, but for children of all ages, it also presents many accident risks. Drowning is a serious problem, and although they more frequently occur in big public pools and beaches, it can also happen in just inches of water. Experts strongly encourage parents to get certified in CPR and to always make sure their child is wearing an approved flotation device such as a life vest.
Other things to check for at pools are:
- Lack of gates or proper fencing- allows children to enter unsafe areas and injure themselves
- Inadequate signage leading to a possible diving injury
- Slippery conditions cause a slip and fall accidents
- Lack of proper lifeguards led to drowning
Contact Our Premises Liability Lawyers Today
If your child has been injured in south Florida due to the negligence of another, your best immediate course of action is to seek the advice of an Englander Peebles attorney who specializes in child injuries and premises liability law. If you suspect negligence or product defects have played a part in jeopardizing the safety of your child, you will absolutely want to seek expert advice before you proceed with any course of action. As attorneys, we fully understand the pain, anger, and worry you’re feeling if your child was hurt due to another person’s negligence, recklessness or violence and we are capable of handling both the medical and legal, and emotional complexities of dealing with child injuries.