So you and your children have been awaiting for the summer break. Finally a time for them to relax and have fun. Much like sending your child to school, when you allow your children to spend time at these summer camp facilities, while always prepared, you do not anticipate your child suffering an injury of any kind. Your child is to be looked after and cared for while at summer camp, and if an injury is somehow sustained, just like any other injury case, someone must be held responsible. If a summer camp was unsuccessful in keeping you or someone you knows child safe, there are appropriate steps to take to ensure that the person responsible takes care of some or all of the damages.
The person with guardianship of the child must prove that the summer camp the child was injured at failed to hold up their end of care. Or in personal injury terms, the parent must prove “negligence”. This means, the parent must show that the summer camp and its staff had a responsible to uphold and did not do so to the fullest extent. More specifically, there are a few things that must be proven:
The summer camp was actually responsible for preventing any injuries that can be predicted. Such as making sure any outdoor equipment like slides and swings are properly secured and safe for use. In order to claim the summer camp was responsible and negligent, they must have breached that duty by failing to provide secure equipment. This occurs when maybe a screw was not secured, or even parts of a swing is broken. This failure must have led to the injury the child sustained. Maybe the swing set was not securely screwed and the child sat on it and fell, breaking his or her arm. This arm break, or any injury sustained will then be something most victims will seek compensation for.
An injury alone does not always mean it is the responsibility of the summer camp and its staff. Proving there was negligence is sometimes clear, other times it may be difficult and for this reason it is always best to speak with a skilled personal injury attorney that will be able to review and investigate the details of your claims and seek all damages owed to you, if any. If you or someone you know has been a victim of an injury at a summer camp, contact a personal injury attorney in Dekalb County, GA, like The Lynch Law Group – Attorney At Law, as soon as possible, there may be compensation for you to claim for your damages.