A 13-year-old boy fell from the top of a wobbly jungle gym at a City-owned playground. The equipment which was installed by a local civic group had been improperly anchored. The city failed to check the jungle gym after its installation.
Our playground expert was ready to testify that not only was the jungle gym improperly anchored and unsafe but that the ground was not adequately cushioned to prevent injury to children who would fall.
Our client developed permanent scarring and weakness in his leg. His orthopedic surgeon testified at deposition that the leg injury was caused by impact with the hard surface. The case settled on the first day of trial for $250,000.