Common Injuries Children Sustain in Cedar Rapids Playground Accidents

Every parent wants to protect their child from harm; however, sometimes there are hidden design defects in products that children play with or defects in playground equipment that parents are not aware of.

Common defects in playground equipment in Iowa include:

  • Ladder defects - ladder steps are too far apart
  • Swing set defects - swings are too close together
  • Lack of shock absorbent surface - no safety mat below slides and swings
  • Loose bolts, nuts or screws holding swings and other playground equipment together
  • Poorly designed jungle gyms
  • Exposed corners that are sharp

When children are exposed to these dangers, injuries can occur, including:

  • Fractures and broken bones
  • Cuts and bruises
  • Strains and sprains
  • Head trauma
  • Brain injury
  • And more

In order to prevent your child from being injured on playground equipment, playground safety should be discussed. It is important that your child follows the playground rules and that your child is supervised at all times while on playground equipment. However, if defective equipment was to blame for your child's injuries, no amount of playground safety would have stopped the injuries from occurring.

If your child suffered an injury due to poorly maintained equipment or defective playground equipment in Cedar Rapids, you can hold a negligent business, school, city, or manufacturer liable for unsafe equipment.

If you believe your child suffered an injury due to defective playground equipment, call the law offices of Brady Preston Gronlund to talk with a skilled Cedar Rapids personal injury lawyer about your possible Iowa product liability case. Contact our office for a free legal evaluation at (319) 866-9277.