Summer Camp Accident
Jed Dietrich, Esq. Is Recognized as a Best Lawyer of America, and He Will Work Tirelessly to Obtain Satisfaction for Individuals Who Have Been Injured as a Result of Summer Camp Accidents in Buffalo, New York.
A recent study in the Journal of The American Academy of Pediatrics identified the most commonly reported summer camp injuries as:
- 68% as a result of illness; and
- 32% from physical injuries. Of that 32%:
- 33% were a result of cuts and abrasions;
- 15% were fractures or broken bones; and
- 10% were sprains.
Jed Dietrich, Esq. knows that a personal injury can be a life-changing event. He has represented countless clients over the years and has secured over $175,000,000 in settlements and verdicts. If you believe that you, or a loved one, have been injured as a result of a summer or day camp accident in Buffalo, New York, do not hesitate to reach out to us today at 716-839-3939.Summer Camp Accidents
The most prevalent fatality at summer camps across the United States is death by drowning. The main cause of this is a lack of proper supervision and poorly trained camp counselors, lifeguards, and other employees. Often, there are too many children and too few counselors to ensure that they are sufficiently watched. All it takes is one moment of relaxed supervision, and a child could slip away for a swim or a hike alone, with disastrous consequences.
Additional risks for physical injury include, but are not limited to, falls, overturned boats, bee stings, burns, injuries from horseback riding, and injuries related to bicycle crashes. In most cases, personal injury can be prevented by adequate supervision and instruction on the part of camp leaders, counselors, and “special-skill adults.”
The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s team of summer camp personal injury attorneys has successfully represented many clients in personal injury cases over the years. It is our priority to ensure that you are one hundred percent satisfied with your experience. Call us now at 716-839-3939 to receive your free consultation. You will not be charged until we secure a WIN for YOU!Who Is Responsible For Your Child’s Safety?
Deciding to send your children to summer camp requires you to place your trust in individuals whom you have not previously met, and who may not have your child’s best interest at heart. Knowing who is and who should be responsible for your child’s safety can help you make an informed decision when it comes to selecting a summer camp facility.
While at camp, it is the responsibility of counselors, leaders, and “special-skill” adults (e.g., adults trained in particular areas, such as archery or rock climbing) to ensure that your children are under proper supervision, particularly on excursions where there is a higher risk for personal injury. These individuals oversee the camp attendees, answer questions, and watch for potential dangers such as fires, bees, falls, or unsafe areas or weather conditions. Leaders are usually adults, while camp counselors fall into a younger age bracket of teenagers or young adults volunteering their time for community service or experience. In addition to these, there are adults with special skill sets, such as archery, rock climbing, swimming, camping, and first aid, whose job it is to ensure your child is taught correct operational procedures while preserving their safety.
Less than half of the states in this country require background checks for their camp counselors. Many camp counselors are teenagers – a little older than the camp attendees they are hired to observe. This introduces a risk that the counselors themselves lack the maturity to act responsibly in performing their duties. An additional risk being that the camp attendees might not listen to the counselors, particularly if a child perceives that their camp counselor is not much older than them. If a counselor fails to keep a position of authority, it will be difficult for them to maintain order and safety.
The American Camp Association is an organization whose goal is to “share knowledge and experience and to ensure the quality of camp programs.” They strive to educate individuals to promote safe camping and to better the experience. In addition to providing membership for those interested in camping, they publish a yearly report and offer statistics and information on the most up to date laws and regulations for camps throughout the United States. Their goal is to ensure that all campers have the best and most reliable information, so as to safeguard themselves and their loved ones. The American Camp Association website offers many resources, including a list of accredited camps, places to volunteer or find employment, upcoming events, the latest news, and ways to become involved with the community.
We all want to keep our loved ones safe, but sometimes the unthinkable occurs. When that happens, the last thing on our minds will be the proper steps to take to preserve our legal rights. At the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., our team of experienced summer camp personal injury attorneys are more than capable of assisting you every step of the way. You do not have to fight alone. Allow us to assist you in your case by calling today at 716-839-3939 to begin the process.Questions You Should Ask
As a parent or guardian, your top concern is for your child’s safety. However, it can be difficult to know what questions to ask, especially if it is your first time sending your child to a summer or day camp. The following abbreviated list from the New York Times website offers the following useful suggestions:
- How many serious accidents or deaths have taken place at the camp?
- Do you ensure that the camp’s archery, backpacking, mountain climbing, swimming, and boating instructors are properly certified?
- What is the ratio of camp counselors to campers?
- How much free or unsupervised time is allotted to camp attendees?
- Is there a Red Cross certified first aid counselor on staff?
- What kind of emergency procedures will be adhered to in the event of a fire, boating accident, or other disasters?
DID YOU, OR A LOVED ONE, SUFFER INJURIES FROM A SUMMER CAMP ACCIDENT IN BUFFALO, NEW YORK?
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Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!