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PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER MINNEAPOLIS MN- MINNEAPOLIS INJURY LAWYERS-PLAYGROUND INJURIES-SCHMIDT SALITA LAW TEAM

MINNEAPOLIS, MN INJURY LAWYERS call your attention to the article that recently appeared in You Should Know entitled “Adult Supervision Is the Number ! Way to Prevent Playground Injuries.

The article discusses they hazards with public playgrounds that contribute to the many playground injuries to children. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that every year there are over 200,000 and injuries to children aged 14 or younger, which occur in playgrounds that are serious enough to want emergency room visits. It is notable that more than 10% of these injuries are dramatic brain injuries. Significantly, the rate of traumatic brain injuries is rising every year.

The majority of these injuries occur on public playgrounds. Climbing equipment is responsible for the highest number of injuries, many of which are falls.

The article offers some simple suggestions: 1 injuries from falls can be avoided or minimized by providing soft surfaces below the equipment. 2. Protruding bolts should be eliminated. 3. Maintenance of the equipment is very important, especially guardrails and other safety items.. 4 kids should wear safe clothing with no loose clothing that could become a strangulation hazard. Children should be using only age-appropriate equipment. Parental supervision is always helpful.

Him him personal injury lawyers at the Schmidt Salida law firm have successfully represented the victims of personal injury occurring on playgrounds.  They have over 70 years of experience in representing the victims of personal injury and wrongful death.

They serve the entire Twin Cities Metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well as Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Osseo, Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Blaine, Anoka, Woodberry, Stillwater, Eagan, Burnsville, Farmington, Lakeville, Savage, Shakopee, Chaska, Chan Hassan, Bloomington, and Eden Prairie.

-Playgroundsafety.org/resouces/safety-checklist