Hidden dangers of summer camps

With summer upon us and day camps commencing, it is important to exercise caution in physical activities, but even more so in those where both adults and underage children participate.

Consider the case of 11-year-old Client.

Back in 2015 he was a participant in a summer program that was managed by a well-known non-profit organization.

The non-profit organization took him out of state to neighboring Wisconsin as part of the summer’s programming.

On June 30, 2015, as children were tossing a ball at each other in a water polo fashion, our client attempted to pass the ball to another camp participant when an adult supervisor hit our client and broke our Client’s arm (left humerus) in two places.

The legal issues included what state law applied, whether Ms. Garces (Our Client’s mother) could even sue because she had signed a release form, whether our Client could sue because of his mother’s release, as well as other defenses asserted by opposing counsel.

Last month, partners Arturo Jáuregui and Edward J. Santiago secured a $200,000 settlement on behalf of our Client.  Click here to learn more about our services.

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