Summer camps can be an enriching experience for children and can help facilitate learning and fun during the summer while school is out. However, unexpected summer camp injuries may occur in instances of camp counselor neglect or failure to maintain a safe and hazard-free environment during their time at camp. If your child has sustained harm due to negligence, you may be able to recover fair compensation for the losses you have incurred.
If your child has suffered summer camp injuries due to camp counselor negligence or failure to provide a safe environment, speak with the experienced New York personal injury lawyers at Cohen & Jaffe. We have a century of collective experience fighting for the compensation you are owed due to careless actions of negligent individuals.
3 Potential Reasons You May File a Claim Against a Negligent Summer Camp
There are various circumstances that may lead to summer camp injuries if the counselors fail to uphold a reasonable duty of care when supervising and attending to your child. The following are four potential reasons you may file a claim against a negligent summer camp:
If your child is transported to the camp, then there is the possibility of experiencing a vehicle collision if the driver fails to practice a reasonable duty of care while driving. Additionally, bus accidents may be more severe due to the weight and size of the vehicle.
If the summer camps fail to properly screen the bus drivers to ensure they can safely transport large groups of children, they may be liable for injuries. If a bus driver causes an accident through negligence, you may also hold them responsible for failing to uphold a reasonable duty of care.
Campfires are often one of the most memorable moments of summer camp, but it’s essential for camp staff members to be adequately trained in how to build, maintain, and put out campfires safely. Additionally, they must also supervise children at all times to ensure that they don’t play with fire or accidentally burn themselves.
If a camp counselor or staff member fails to properly supervise your child and your child is harmed under their care, they may be held liable for fire-related injuries. At Cohen & Jaffe, we conduct an investigation into your accident, gather necessary evidence, and build a strategic case on your behalf so that you may obtain the recovery you deserve for your child’s summer camp injuries.
Water-Related Injuries and Fatality
Bodies of water at summer camp may provide numerous opportunities for fun in the sun. Young campers may go swimming, kayaking, canoeing, or enjoy other recreational activities at camp. However, there needs to be adequate supervision and staffing to watch over all the children during these activities; they must also be trained in how to respond to water-related emergencies.
If your child suffered a water-related injury or fatality due to inadequate supervision or training, the camp or counselor may be held liable for your child’s injuries. Through a personal injury claim, you may be eligible to recover losses such as medical expenses, lost wages, and other forms of economic and non-economic damages.
Liability in a Summer Camp Injury Claim
If a summer camp directly caused your child’s injury, they may be held liable for their negligence. Negligence is the failure to uphold a reasonable duty of care. You entrust a camp to be safe and well-maintained and have ample, properly trained staff members that are knowledgeable in proper safety measures. If a summer camp violates its duty of care by endangering children, they need to be held accountable for the injuries they cause.
Speak with an experienced New York personal injury lawyer if your child was severely injured due to camp negligence. We understand that your child may be facing extensive medical care, and medical expenses can add up quickly. We fight to recover the maximum compensation you deserve so you may recover the losses you have sustained due to someone else’s carelessness.
Speak With the Experienced New York Personal Injury Lawyers at Cohen & Jaffe
If your child has been harmed during summer camp, speak with the skilled New York personal injury lawyers at Cohen & Jaffe for a comprehensive evaluation of your claim. We have a century of the collective experience and are well-versed in demonstrating negligence in the most complex personal injury claims. With our knowledgeable legal guidance, we will work to recover the maximum compensation you deserve and aggressively advocate for you throughout the claims process.
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