What to do if your child was hurt while at camp

Each year in the United States over 14 Million children and adults attend summer camp. While there are plenty of camps available to choose from there is one requirement that all parents share, safety. While it’s impossible to predict accidents before they occur you can prepare for them. Camp owners and their employees have a duty to protect campers from injury while in their care. But what happens when your child is injured while attending camp? Do you as a parent or guardian have any legal recourse?  Determining liability for this type of injury is not an easy matter. Each case must be examined to determine whether the proper safety precautions were taken given the risk at hand.

When you signed your child up for the camp you most likely signed a liability waiver. However, these waivers are not ironclad. Liability waivers are used to protect the camp by stating that there is an assumed risk of injury, which is dependent upon the camp’s location and itinerary. Liability waivers don’t protect the camp or staff members if someone under their employ acted in a negligent or reckless manner. For example, a camp is responsible if an injury was caused by the following:

  • Faulty Playground Equipment
  • Inadequate Supervision
  • High-Risk Injuries
  • Poorly Maintained Facilities

If your child was injured at camp call us at 844-TONALAW for a free consultation.

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