Is A Recreation Center Responsible For Your Child's Injuries Or Illness?

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When you send your child to a recreation center, you expect the center's staff to keep your loved one safe and sound until they come home. But if your child receives injuries from using faulty equipment or becomes ill due to unsanitary conditions, you may wonder if you can do anything about it. Here are some things a recreation center should do to keep your child safe and what you can do if the center doesn't.

Is the Center Responsible for Keeping Safe Conditions?

All recreation centers should provide safe conditions for all children to play or participate in activities. Depending on the center your child attends, it should perform maintenance checks on its basketball courts, tennis courts, and other play areas annually or more often. The facility may also schedule and perform maintenance and cleaning on its walls, furnishings, tables, and restrooms throughout the year.

All of the maintenance checks above allow the center to clean, repair, and replace anything that appears in poor or unsanitary conditions. If you believe your child received injuries or health problems due to poorly maintained equipment or unsanitary conditions, speak to a personal injury attorney about it.

What Can You Do About Your Child's Problems?

Although you can contact your child's recreation center and request compensation for their injuries or illness, it's advisable that you don't. Instead, speak directly with a personal injury attorney about your loved one's problems. Even if the center knows it's responsible for your child's injuries or illness, it may not want to compensate you for them. If necessary, an attorney can take legal action against the center to obtain what your family needs.

An attorney may investigate the center to see if it has any previous or current legal suits against it. If the facility has a history of being unsafe or unsanitary, the investigation may reveal it to an attorney. A personal injury lawyer may add this revealing information to your child's case file. If the center wishes to avoid going to court, it may go ahead and settle your child's case.

Unless an attorney states otherwise, you should continue to take your child to their pediatrician or doctor for treatment or therapy. The documentation provided by a doctor can help provide evidence of your child's injuries or illness.

If you have any concerns about your child's injuries or illness, contact a personal injury attorney, like Erickson Law Office, for an appointment.


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