Your Kids were Hurt at Summer Camp – What Should You Do?

Putting your children’s safety and welfare in to someone else’s hands can be hard for any parent.  Still, a little time away from home to meet new friends in a fun natural environment like a summer camp can be good for them.  Camp can teach children self-reliance, sociability, and a wide set of skills they’d never pick up hanging out at home.  Camp is also a place where injuries can and do happen.  If your child was injured at camp you should be aware of your options.

About that Waiver

Most summer camps will require the signing of a waiver to indemnify the camp for injuries your children may receive while participating in events.  That waiver does have legal power and it may cover ordinary negligence but gross negligence or recklessness by the camp or even other campers may be sufficient to win a judgement.  Additionally the waiver itself may contain incorrect or fraudulent information or use shady means to make it difficult to understand (such as too-small print).  Such issues might render the waiver invalid.

Were Your Child’s Needs Taken into Consideration?

If your child has certain special needs that the camp was made aware of and those needs were subsequently ignored the camp may be held accountable for the injury.   Examples include: a child requiring a helmet to participate in physical activity who was told to remove it, or improper medical care given to a diabetic child which then caused further issues.

If your child was badly injured at a camp it’s your duty as a parent to seek the restitution they need to deal with the injury and recover as much as possible.  Don’t be afraid of having signed the waiver – it does not absolve them of all negligence and it can be overcome.  If you need an experienced personal injury lawyer call Conte & Associates at 1-877-614-0008. Based in Vaughan and Whitby, Based in Vaughan, Conte & Associates works with clients in Vaughan and in the surrounding cities of: Thornhill, Woodbridge, Concord, Kleinberg, Maple and Richmond Hill.

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