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Common Summer Camp Injuries

Many parents in Arizona and across the country enroll their children in a wide variety of summer camp programs while the kids are out of school. An estimated 14 million children attend over 14,000 camps in the United States each year, including day camps and overnight (“sleepaway”) camps.

While camp can be an enriching experience for your child that can result in lifelong friendships and learning, there is always the risk of injury whenever you send your child into the supervision of a camp. While some camps may be riskier than others – e.g., wilderness camps versus academic camps – children can be injured at any type of camp, just like they can be injured at school. The following are some examples of common ways your child may get hurt at camp this summer:

Falls - If one thing is certain, it’s that children will fall down. Sometimes, it’s due to their own lack of coordination or failure to pay attention. However, falls can also be caused by hazardous conditions allowed by a camp. Both equipment and hazards on the ground can cause falls, which can result in injuries such as broken bones, brain injuries, and more.

Collisions - Children engaging in activities or play can also run into each other or into objects. Like falls, such collisions can be caused by poorly designed or maintained camp equipment and can also cause serious traumatic injuries.

Water-related accidents - Many camps offer water sports of some sort as a primary activity. When swimming, boating, or engaging in other water sports, there is always the risk of a child drowning or suffering other water-related injuries. This is especially true if a pool, dock, or other premises near the water are not properly maintained or supervised.

Find Out How Our Phoenix Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help Your Family

No parent wants to receive the call telling them that their child has been injured at camp. If you do learn of an injury that requires medical attention and was caused by the camp’s negligence, you should discuss your legal rights with a personal injury attorney at Abels & Annes, P.C. in Phoenix. Call today for a free consultation at 602-819-5191.

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