Houston Playground Accident Lawyers Who Take Your Case Seriously
Our law firm can demand justice for your family
Playground accidents can happen fast. In an instant, you or a loved one can sustain a serious injury – from a broken arm or leg to a severe head injury or worse. Worst of all, many playground accidents could have been prevented if the property owner had simply taken steps to protect your safety.
Fortunately, you have rights, and our Houston playground accident attorneys can fight for you every step of the way. Our lawyers at Smith & Hassler have more than 30 years of experience handling serious cases. We know the law, we understand how the system works, and we’re here to help you.
What are common causes of playground accidents?
Playground accidents happen for many different reasons. Some of the most common reasons why include:
- Playground owner failed to maintain playground, resulting in unsafe conditions
- Playground was unsupervised
- Dangerous or defective playground equipment
Maintenance of a playground is a crucial responsibility for schools, recreation facilities, municipal parks, and childcare centers. Those responsible for the grounds must take the following measures to ensure safety:
- Adequate padding below climbing structures
- Properly secured swings
- Adequate clearance for passing around swings
- No loose bolts or fasteners
- No rotting flooring or fencing on climbing structures
- Gates to prevent entrance after hours
Other playground injuries are the result of poor supervision. For example, if the adult responsible allows a game of tag to take place around a swing set, a child could suffer a severe injury if a swing strikes his or her head. Whatever the cause of your playground accident, we can investigate your personal injury accident and demand the maximum compensation for your family.
What makes playground accident cases so complicated?
Playground accidents can be complicated for many different reasons. In many cases, most playground accidents in Texas involve a complex area of the law known as premises liability, which involves the rights and responsibilities of property owners. Playground accidents can be complicated for many other reasons, including:
- Playground’s owner denies doing anything wrong
- Playground’s owner insists they took precautionary safety measures
- Playground’s owner destroys or removes evidence related to accident
- Playground’s owner claims you did something to cause your accident
- Playground owner’s insurance company denies your claim
Insurance adjusters often play games, especially after a playground accident. If young children were hurt, the insurance company might try to claim that the injured children were playing around or broke the rules, resulting in their injury. You know the truth. Your child got hurt because the playground’s owners or employees weren’t doing their job. It’s our job to hold them accountable.
Get a law firm that puts your needs first after your playground accident
Take a stand after your playground accident and make the right call. Contact Smith & Hassler. Our legal team can carefully evaluate your playground accident and explain the legal options available to you.
You have time to take legal action, especially if your playground accident involved a young child. In Texas, you have two years in most cases from the date of your playground accident to take legal action. That deadline (known as the statute of limitations) does not start running until your child turns 18 years old.
Even so, it’s important to talk to us as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the harder it often becomes to find the evidence you need to build a strong legal case. We’re here to help. Call us for your free case evaluation. Our Houston playground accident lawyers will take your case seriously.