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My child broke her arm and leg on the playground. Who is responsible for her injuries?

Sometimes, playground accidents in Iowa occur due to a child's own fault; however, once we look closer at the situation, there may be a responsible party to hold liable. For example, if your child missed a bar when climbing and fell, the injury might be the child's fault. However, if the fall zone was not equipped with the correct materials like sand, wood fiber chips, shredded rubber, or shock absorbent mats, then a negligent party may be held liable.

If the accident occurred in a city park, then the city may be liable. If the fall happened at school or at daycare, then the daycare center or school may be held responsible for your child's injuries. There are other parties that may be held responsible depending on what type of accident your child suffered. If there was defective equipment involved, then the equipment manufacturer may be held responsible or the workers who put the equipment together may be found liable.

In order to determine if a negligent party may be held liable for your child's injuries, an investigation of the equipment and accident scene needs to take place. An experienced child injury attorney can help you during this tragic event. If you child was injured in an Iowa playground accident, contact the Cedar Rapids personal injury lawyers at Brady Preston Gronlund today at (319) 866-9277.

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