If your child is injured or gets sick at summer camp, you need to take action. The Kryder Law Group, LLC Accident and Injury Lawyers have extensive experience handling cases involving children who have been hurt or become ill due to the negligence of a summer camp facility or staff member. Our child injury lawyers understand the long-term implications of such serious injuries and illnesses, and will work hard to ensure that your child is fully compensated for the damages they have suffered.
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Summer Camp Injury Statistics
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that drownings are the leading cause of death for young children ages 1 to 4, and three children die every day as a result of drowning. They also note that each year, emergency departments treat more than 200,000 children ages 14 and younger for playground-related injuries. Falls at home and on the playground are a common cause of injury. Unsafe play environments, improper supervision, and inadequate safety protocols can all lead to injuries or illnesses caused by negligence.
Camper Illness and Injury
A report from the American Academy of Pediatrics, Illness and Injury Among Children Attending Summer Camp in the United States, 2005, provides an in-depth look at just how prevalent injury and illness can be in summer camps. For the year, there were 177 illnesses and injuries with 68% of reported events being illness with 11.8% of those being communicable and seen in multiple children in camp. Cuts, scratches, and scrapes were the most common injuries and made of 33.3% of the reported incidents. Fractures were 14.6% of the injuries and 10.4% were sprains or strains. Horseback riding and capture the flag were the two most dangerous activities that led to a child’s injuries in camp.
What Are the Most Common Summer Camp Injuries?
At The Kryder Law Group, LLC Accident and Injury Lawyers we commonly see cases involving the following types of summer camp injuries:
Falls from heights (including falling off of bunk beds, stairs, and playground equipment)
Broken bones and fractures
Cuts and lacerations from playground equipment
Drowning, near-drowning, or water related injuries
Poison ivy, insect bites, and other environmental exposures
Head trauma and concussion-related injuries
Heat exhaustion or heat stroke due to inadequate hydration
If your child has been injured while at summer camp, contact The Kryder Law Group, LLC Accident and Injury Lawyers today. Our experienced child injury lawyers will provide compassionate counsel and aggressive representation to help you fight for justice.
We understand the financial and emotional impacts of summer camp injuries, and we are committed to helping families get the best possible outcome in their cases. You can trust that our team has the experience and resources to provide you with comprehensive legal support every step of the way. Contact us today to get started on your case.
Dangerous Summer Camp Activities
While summer camps can be a great way for children to have fun, engage in physical activity, explore the outdoors, and build lifelong friendships, they also come with some serious potential dangers and risks. Activities such as horseback riding, archery, capture-the-flag, canoeing, swimming, or paintball can be dangerous if proper safety protocols are not in place. It is important that camp operators and camp counselors take all necessary precautions and have the right protective equipment to keep their campers safe.
The Kryder Law Group, LLC Accident and Injury Lawyers are dedicated to helping victims of summer camp injuries get the justice they deserve. If your child has been injured at summer camp due to negligence or unsafe activities, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. Contact us today to discuss your case with one of our experienced child injury lawyers.
We are here to help you protect the rights and the future of your child. Let The Kryder Law Group, LLC Accident and Injury Lawyers fight for justice on your behalf.
Who Is Responsible if Your Child Is Injured at Camp?
When your child is injured at summer camp, the responsibility of the injury can vary depending on the circumstances. Generally speaking, the owners and operators of a camp are responsible for ensuring that their facilities, activities, and camp staff members are all adequately trained to keep children safe while they participate in camp activities. If a camper is injured due to negligence or inadequate safety protocols, then the camp may be held liable for the injury.
High-Risk Activity Waivers
In some cases, camp organizers and operators may require their participants to sign a high-risk activity waiver. These liability waivers are designed to limit the liability of the camp operator for a child’s injury that occurs as a result of dangerous activities. This may include a liability waiver for activities such as horseback riding, archery, activities near swimming pools, capture-the-flag, and more. It is important to be aware of the risks associated with these activities and read any waivers carefully before signing them.
However, keep in mind that even if you sign a liability waiver for your child, it does not necessarily mean that you or your child are not entitled to seek compensation for an injury sustained at camp. It is important to speak with a qualified child injury lawyer to determine your legal options in this case.
In some cases, a camp injury may be the result of a third party rather than the camp organizers or camp itself. These other parties could include defective equipment or products, reckless behavior, negligent supervisors or employees, inadequate training or supervision from outside vendors, hazards left by property owners, and more. In these scenarios, it is important to seek legal counsel in order to determine who is ultimately responsible for your child’s injuries and what kind of compensation you are entitled to.
The Kryder Law Group, LLC Accident and Injury Lawyers are here to help you protect the rights and the future of your child. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced child injury lawyers.
How to Keep Your Child Safe at Summer Camp
One of the most important ways to keep your child safe at summer camp is to make sure they are properly supervised. Camps should also have safety protocols in place, such as making sure all activities are age-appropriate and that there is adequate staff available to monitor the activity.
In addition, parents can take precautionary steps by researching the camp before enrolling their children. Be sure to ask questions such as:
Are there certified counselors and medical personnel on staff?
Do they require background checks for all employees before hiring them?
What safety protocols do they have in place?
How do they handle emergencies or injuries?
Are there any age or ability restrictions for certain activities?
Are there liability waivers and which activities do they cover?
These are all important questions to consider when researching a camp. By taking the time to do your research before enrolling your child, you can help ensure that they have a safe and enjoyable experience.
If your child has been injured at summer camp due to negligence or unsafe activities, contact The Kryder Law Group, LLC Accident and Injury Lawyers today. Our experienced team of child injury lawyers is here to help you fight for justice and get the compensation your family deserves.
No matter what type of accident your child has suffered at camp, our legal team will work tirelessly to make sure their rights are protected. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you and your family.
How Our Lawyers Can Help
At The Kryder Law Group, LLC Accident and Injury Lawyers, we are dedicated to helping children who have been injured or made ill due to negligence. We can provide knowledgeable and compassionate legal representation for your child’s case, ensuring that they get the justice they deserve for any damages incurred. For more information, please contact us today. Our experienced child personal injury lawyers are standing by and ready to help you.