Philadelphia Child Accident Lawyers are Your Greatest Advocate After a Serious Playground or Daycare Accident
Lawyers committed to helping you and your child
When you drop your children off at daycare, you expect their caretaker to provide the same quality care that you would provide in your own home. Many daycare centers have playgrounds for children to burn off pent-up energy. Unfortunately, playground equipment accounts for many serious accidents, resulting in more than 200,000 injuries to children every year.
At McCann & Wall, LLC, our Philadelphia child accident lawyers achieve the perfect balance of providing compassionate representation to our victims and aggressively pursuing those responsible for their care and safety. We have more than five decades of combined experience representing injured victims and families. If your child has been injured on a playground or daycare center due to the negligence of another party, trust our Philadelphia injury lawyers to help.
Common causes for playground and daycare accidents
Some of the underlying causes for playground and daycare accidents include:
- Dog bites: Many individuals take their pets to public parks where children may be playing. This combination of young children and aggressive dogs can result in a severe dog bite.
- Improper equipment: Playground equipment may be tainted with lead paint or dangerous chemicals for children. It may not be properly maintained and may have loose screws or rust damage that affects its structural integrity. Also, daycare workers may have young children playing on equipment that is intended for older children.
- Negligent supervision: Daycare workers may become distracted, or there may be a high student: care provider ratio in which there are too few employees to properly tend to all of the children at one time.
- Slip and falls: Children can trip over rubber flooring, gravel or debris left on the playground, or slip on wet or greasy floors inside injury.
The legal question in these types of situations is whether the daycare has acted reasonably, or failed to protect the child as required by law. Our experienced Philadelphia child accident lawyers can discuss the underlying cause of your child’s accident during a free initial consultation and inform you if a legal cause of action rises.
Children suffer serious injuries in playground accidents
According to the Center for Disease Control, approximately 45 percent of playground-related injuries result in serious injuries including:
- Internal injuries
- Severe fractures
Additionally, the CDC reports that 75 percent of nonfatal injuries occur on public playgrounds, most of which are located on school grounds or daycare center property. Our Philadelphia child accident lawyers thoroughly investigate each claim in order to determine the cause of the accident and to help prevent similar accidents from occurring in the future.
Contact the Philadelphia Child Accident Lawyers at McCann & Wall, LLC if your Child was Injured at Daycare or on a Playground
Our Philadelphia personal injury lawyers at McCann & Wall, LLC, are committed to protecting your legal interests and those of your child. We hold liable parties responsible for their negligence. Our diligent representation has resulted in several multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. In addition to our main office in Philadelphia, we also provide representation to clients in Delaware, New Jersey and southeast Pennsylvania, including Chester County, Delaware County and Montgomery County. Contact us today at 215-569-8488 or 302-888-1221, or online.