Many children love playing on the playgrounds in Austin. As fun as they are, they can also be dangerous if children are left unsupervised or if the area is not properly designed.
Each year, ERs treat around two-hundred thousand children for these types of accidents. About 45 percent of playground-related injuries are severe, including fractures, traumatic brain injuries, dislocations, and amputations, among other serious injuries.
Accidents happen for a wide variety of reasons, but many are preventable. The following playground safety tips can help keep your children safe on playgrounds:
Before allowing your children to play on the playground, make sure:
- The area is designed so it’s easy for adults to supervise children
- The playground is free of hazards, such as a broken glass
- The equipment is in good repair with no exposed screws or nails and no loose pieces
- There’s adequate shading as the heat in Texas can make metal equipment very hot
Always be alert. Experts say that nearly half of all playground injuries are from inadequate supervision. Watch the children playing at all times. For instance, monitor the slide so children climb the ladder one at a time. If there are multiple adults, split up so you can each watch the playground from different angles.
Playground Accident Attorney in Austin
Has your child been injured on an Austin playground? Let our experienced playground accident attorneys investigate the circumstances of your situation and determine whether or not all appropriate safety measures were observed by the playground owner. We are skilled at building very strong cases that bring all of the facts to light and use those facts to create accountability. To schedule a free initial consultation with us, contact our Austin personal injury lawyer online.
The Law Offices of Aaron Allison – Austin Playground Accident Attorney