Michigan Playground Injury Law Firm | Scott Goodwin Law

Michigan Playground Injury Law Firm

by / Tuesday, 05 August 2014 / Published in Personal Injury
Mom placing band aid on injured child's knee

Do you have young children? Has one of them been injured in a Michigan playground accident? Goodwin & Scieszka is your Southfield, Michigan playground accident law firm.

Did you know that Michigan has a playground liability law? It imposes a duty to repair and upkeep playgrounds in Michigan. Take a look at the statute:

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

(2) For the maintenance, repair, and upkeep of public playground equipment that existed before the effective date of this act, the standards required by section 4 shall apply only to the extent that such application is possible without requiring substantial alteration, removal, or replacement of the existing equipment.

If your child has been injured on a playground due to the negligence of the person that built it, then contact our firm immediately.

A survey of Michigan playgrounds found 88 percent of playgrounds lacked adequate surface protection – less than the recommended nine inches of loose fill or wood chips – and 65 percent of playgrounds had slides and climbers higher than the recommended maximum of six feet.

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.