Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Jun 15, 2021 in Personal Injury
Attending summer camp is a great way for kids to stay physically active and intellectually stimulated during the summer. Unfortunately, the fun can quickly end when an injury occurs. While some injuries are accidents and no one is to blame, many summer camp injuries are the result of another’s negligence.
If your child’s summer camp injury was the result of negligence, our licensed Phoenix personal injury lawyers may be able to help you seek compensation. We can discuss the situation in a free consultation to determine if there may be a case and who may be liable for damages.
Even if you signed a liability waiver, you may still have a case. These documents may not hold up in court and there may be exceptions that apply to your situation.
There are various reasons why children often get injured at summer camp. For example, children could contract an infection or disease due to a lack of safety protocols or a poor response to one child contracting a disease.
Make sure to do your research on the steps summer camps are taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other diseases like the measles or meningitis. For example, what is their plan for responding to a positive test?
Failing to take the appropriate steps based on local, state or national health guidelines could expose a summer camp to liability. Even though COVID-19 can be easily caught, victims and their loved ones may still be able to file COVID-19 personal injury or wrongful death claims.
Children can also get injured at summer camp because of:
Summer camps often require parents to sign liability waivers to shield the camp from liability for injuries to campers. While liability waivers may vary, they typically say parents waive the right to file a lawsuit because they are assuming the risk of injury.
However, it is important to note these kinds of documents might not hold up in court. If staff members were negligent or reckless and your child suffered an injury as a result, the liability waiver may not apply. Intentional or malicious negligence may also not be covered by a liability waiver.
As these situations are complex, it is important to discuss things with a licensed attorney. You should not take the summer camp’s word for it about your ability to file a lawsuit. They do not want to get sued and they are hoping you will be discouraged from taking legal action because the process is too overwhelming.
However, you have the option of hiring a lawyer to manage the process for you. He or she can handle communications with insurance companies and lawyers for at-fault parties on your behalf. That frees you up to focus on your child’s medical treatment.
Summer camps have a duty to take reasonable steps to keep children safe. Under premises liability law, they have a duty to keep the premises free from hazards or at least provide adequate warning to children about the danger. In some cases, warnings are not enough because children often do not heed warnings the way adults are expected to. That is why proper supervision is so important.
A licensed attorney from Phillips Law Group is prepared to review the liability waiver you signed to assess what your legal options may be. Our goal is to obtain compensation if another party may be liable for your damages.
Injury claims can be much more complicated than victims realize. While you are not required to hire a lawyer, it is often a good idea. In fact, injury victims who hire lawyers often recover more compensation than those who try to go it alone.
However, you do not want just any lawyer representing you. You need an experienced lawyer with a history of results who is dedicated to the clients’ best interests. At Phillips Law Group, we have been helping injury victims for more than 28 years. We have obtained hundreds of millions in compensation and have received hundreds of reviews from satisfied clients.
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