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Category: Playground Injuries

December 7, 2013
Recent Decisions From The New York Courts Concerning Dangerous Playground Equipment

By Michael H. Joseph

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Playgrounds are a great benefit, but if they have equipment that was improperly designed and/or maintained they become attractive nuisances where children can be seriously injured. All municipalities in the State of New York have a duty to properly maintain playground equipment once installed. In addition, the playground equipment, as manufactured, must be reasonably safe for its intended use. Our Westchester personal injury attorneys have represented many children, and their parents, related to injuries caused by unsafe, improperly maintained and dangerous playground equipment in the Courts of the Westchester, Bronx, New York, Brooklyn, Queens, and Nassau Counties. A recent case… Read More

August 3, 2011
New York’s Notice Of Claim Requirements And Playground Injuries

By Michael H. Joseph

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When children in New York get hurt on a playground, the parents should immediately contact a New York accident lawyer with experience in handling playground injury cases. Most playgrounds in New York are owned by a municipality or a school district. New York’s general municipal law has strict laws and time limits for commencing a lawsuit. To file a lawsuit against a municipality or school district, the injured party must file a notice of claim within ninety days of the accident. Then the lawsuit must actually be filed within a year and ninety days of the accident. However, when children… Read More

 
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