Child Injuries at Playgrounds and Parks
Swings, monkey bars and jungle gyms may be fun for children, but they can also be dangerous. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 200,000 children visit emergency rooms every year for injuries suffered on playgrounds.
At the New York personal injury firm of Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson, L.L.P., we help children and their parents who have been affected by serious injuries on unsafe playgrounds. We know that representing your injured child is a tremendous responsibility, and we put our full resources and experience into getting the best compensation for your family.
Who Is Responsible?
Most playground injuries happen on public property - for example, at a public school or city park. Pursuing compensation from public entities comes with unique procedural hurdles. Fortunately, our attorneys have extensive experience in playground injury claims and municipal liability.
Can I sue the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation? If your child was hurt on municipal property, you may be able to bring a lawsuit against the Parks and Rec Department, the city or another local government entity.
If the accident happened on private property, the owner of the property and his or her insurance company are likely already busy looking for ways to undermine your claim and avoid paying appropriate compensation for your child's injuries.
Regardless of who is legally responsible, it is important to begin investigating the accident and the scene immediately. Our attorneys and staff will thoroughly review the equipment and conditions before anything is removed or repaired.
A Demonstrated Commitment To Injured Children
Throughout more than 70 years of service to injured individuals and their families, our attorneys have seen how the aftermath of a serious injury can affect a child for years to come. However, we have also seen how the right legal representation can address a child's long-term needs and put him or her in the best possible position to move on.
Helping children heal and securing justice for their families is one of the most gratifying parts of our job, and we take it seriously. Our lawyers will not rest until we have exhausted every avenue for the compensation you need.
Get Answers After A Serious Playground Injury
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During your initial consultation, we will take the time to hear your story and help you understand your legal options moving forward. Your first consultation is always completely free, and we collect attorney fees only if we secure compensation for you and your family.
To arrange your confidential consultation and case evaluation, please send us an email or call 212-355-8000.