Injury Attorney Addresses Playground Negligence
Playground negligence can lead to serious injury. Many Virginia playgrounds, to this day, lack adequate protective surfaces, have equipment with head entrapment hazards or have equipment with protruding parts that can cause clothing to become entangled according to injury attorney Brien Roche. All of those things are potential hazards to a child. If your child has been injured as a result of playground negligence contact injury attorney Brien Roche.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has published a handbook that is an excellent guide as to the standard of care for construction and maintenance of playgrounds. Likewise, the Consumer Federation of America has published a report dealing with the same subject matter and establishing similar standards.
In any playground negligence case, a playground safety expert may have to be retained who is familiar with these standards.
The liability of the Virginia property owner or overseer of the playground may be established on several conceivable theories:
- negligent supervision
- product liability coming in the form of products that allow clothing to get caught, slides that have inadequate handrails, etc.
- surfacing materials that are inadequate in that they are either not unitary (such as rubber mats) or are not composed of loose fill such as sand or shredded wood products.
If a child of yours had been injured as a result of playground negligence, contact us, Brien Roche is Northern Virginia’s most trusted premises liability litigator.