Who Is Responsible for Playground Upkeep?
Michigan has a statute known as the Playground Equipment Safety Act. The act intends to protect children using playgrounds. As the warmer weather starts rolling in, you should know that you have rights if your child is injured while playing.
The Playground Equipment Safety Act imposes liability on the playground’s operator. The person responsible for the playground’s upkeep is liable when their park is negligently built or maintained:
408.686 Public playground equipment; responsibility for maintenance, repair, and upkeep.
Sec. 6. (1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (2), the local unit of government, school district, or governmental entity that owns and operates the public playground equipment shall be responsible for the maintenance, repair, and upkeep of the public playground equipment according to the standards identified by this act.
- Private park owners
Our firm has handled Michigan personal injury claims for over 30 years. If your child has been injured because a playground was negligently built, then contact our firm immediately.
You may be entitled to a settlement or financial compensation. Let us help you through this dark time in your child’s or loved one’s life, because as parents ourselves we know how tragic injuries to children can be for the entire family. Our Michigan attorneys have the experience to handle playground injury cases, and will fight for you to get the justice you deserve. There is no charge or legal fees for our lawyers to investigate childhood injuries unless and until we win money for you. Remember, at Goodwin & Scieszka our lawyers fight for you.