Paul du Plessis, Attorneys in Pretoria, are familiar with jungle gym disasters. As old playground equipment is replaced with the modern style that includes innovative safety features, perhaps children will experience fewer injuries. As parents, we all dread that telephone call telling us our child has been injured and taken to hospital.
What If It Were Your Child?
Imagine yourself being parents like Mike and Sue, relaxing at the playground and sharing the day’s events with each other while the children play on the equipment. Startled by a scream, you find your child lying on the ground with her leg in an awkward position and you can see that a bit of bone has penetrated the skin. You know immediately that her leg is broken.
In surgery, you discover your daughter has suffered an open fracture of the femur bone in her right leg. You learn that such fractures are rare in children. Friends think you should contact attorneys in Pretoria just to find out what they think about this accident.
It Was Just a Freak Accident
Suppose your daughter, like Mike and Sue’s fell from the top of the tall, old style jungle gym and landed on hard uneven earth. It was also noted that she landed on a rock that had worked its way to the surface. Such an accident would probably never happen again in a hundred years. However, on this day, it did happen and it happened to your little girl.
For Mike and Sue the surge of rage began when they were informed that the kind of fracture sustained by their daughter could involve:
- Damage to muscles, tendons and ligaments surrounding the break area.
- A higher risk of infection.
- A slower healing time.
Their daughter will miss ballet, soccer and weeks of school in the coming months. Now you know you will be contacting attorneys in Pretoria.
Personal Injury Attorneys in Pretoria
In a situation like this, you could turn to Paul du Plessis, personal injury attorneys in Pretoria, and learn that:
- Poor playground maintenance likely played a role in the seriousness of the injury.
- You might be entitled to compensation.
- You do not have to pay the personal injury attorneys in Pretoria unless and until the attorneys successfully secure a settlement.
Like Mike and Sue, if your child suffers an injury caused by negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Compensation can include but is not limited to the following:
- Pain and Suffering
- Medical Bills
- Physical Therapy
- Lost Wages
- In home Care
- Transportation Costs
- Loss of Enjoyment
There may be other compensation. Recompense could be that the personal injury lawsuit might be a wake-up call for those responsible for that playground and others like it. Ideally, upgrades to the equipment and playscape will be undertaken so no other children are injured.
Contact Paul du Plessis Attorneys in Pretoria on 012 809 1588 for personal injury queries.