Fort Lauderdale, FL asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Entertainment / Sports and Municipal Law for Florida

Q: My son fell out of a tree and was seriously hurt at a park in Lake Worth Fl. Can the park be held accountable?

Broken L4 & L5, broken Rt Hip with surgery, shattered pelvic bone with Pelvic Ring insertion surgery

1 Lawyer Answer
Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
  • Civil Rights Lawyer
  • Hollywood, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: So sorry to hear about your son's injuries. The local government that owns the park could be liable depending on all the facts and circumstances. The issue is, what did the park or government staff do WRONG; how is it their fault? If you are asking if they are AUTOMATICALLY liable for any accidental injury at the park, the answer is no. An example of when there might be liability would be a scenario of a park employee observing your son in great danger and doing nothing about it. Another example would be the park being on notice of a prior pattern of similar injuries and doing nothing about it.

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