Van Dyke Law, LLC’s Connecticut and Massachusetts summer camp accident lawyer has handled numerous injury claims involving summer camp accidents that result in harm and injury to children.
We send our children to summer camp each year not only so we can have much needed alone adult time, but also so our children can experience a different side of the world and make friends from around the country. We do not expect our children to receive injuries due to accidents, but unfortunately it is difficult to predict accidents on any level. We place our trust in camp counselors and summer camp owners who assure us that our children will be adequately supervised and kept away from any danger. However, if your child has been injured or even unfortunately killed in a summer camp accident, you are entitled to seek compensation for your child’s injuries.
Summer Camp Safety and Accidents
The Pediatrics Journal did a study in 2005, chronicling the incidence of summer camp accidents each year, and found that injuries and illnesses occur at a rate of 1.15 per every 1,000 campers. This is a number that should work to appease parents when sending their children to summer camp, but it still presents the risk that your child could be injured when at camp.
Many freak accidents occur at summer camps each years, many due to the rural setting of most summer camps and the inability to reach adequate healthcare professionals in time. Summer camps owe the same due to your children that any other property owner owes to a guest on their property. Summer camps have a duty to check the camp for any hidden dangers and must minimize any injuries that could happen. When a summer camp fails to present a safe place for your children, and includes activities such as teaching kids to swim in a lake that is 20 feet deep, you have the potential to bring a claim against the camp if your child is injured.
Summer camps must also run extensive background checks of any staff they hire. If your child is put at risk because the summer camp hired a person with a history of sexual assault or had previously been convicted of other violent offenses, you have the ability to bring a claim against the summer camps.
Many children are injured each year at summer camps, and summer camps cannot always be aware of any dangers that subject children to injuries, especially when children do their own activities each day. However, they can work hard to provide children with a safe environment in which to enjoy their summer vacation.
Van Dyke Law, LLC’s Connecticut and Massachusetts Personal Injury Attorney
If your child has been injured from a summer camp accident, you may be entitled to bring an action against the summer camp. Contact Van Dyke Law, LLC’s Connecticut and Massachusetts summer camp accident lawyer to determine what rights you have against the summer camp. Your child should not be forced to go through life with a debilitating injury from summer camp which could have been easily avoided. Contact our West Hartford, Glastonbury, or Enfield office today for your initial free consultation.