What Happens if an Unsupervised Child was Hurt at Camp?

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March 16, 2016
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Miami Personal Injury Lawyer Explains How Lack of Supervision Can Cause Injury

Parents sending their children to summer camp expect their children to be safe and taken care of by camp counselors. However, lack of supervision can lead to tragic life-changing personal injuries for kids at summer camp. In this video, Miami personal injury attorney Patrick Montoya explains a past case he handled involving a child who suffered a severe spinal cord injury at summer camp, rendering him paralyzed.

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Video Transcription:

When parents leave their kids at summer camp, they presume they’re safe. There are people, there are counselors who are supposed to watch over their children. I recently represented a family that sent the child off to water ski camp. The child was 14 years old, international champion water skier. Very experienced skier. Unfortunately, wasn’t properly supervised. At the water ski camp, when there is a break time given at the camp, these children will have time to do whatever they want. The child went to go swimming, went to go diving into the lake. There’s no warning signs about the depth of the lake, no warning to the child saying hey, don’t dive in that lake. It’s very shallow, diving you might hit your head, might become paralyzed. This beautiful 14-year-old water ski champion, great future in front of him, into the lake during a break unsupervised. Now he’s a paraplegic. The case settled confidentially. We aggressively pursued for this family and obtained compensation for them so this 14 year old boy could be taken care of for the rest of his life.

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