skip to Main Content

PERSONAL INJURY: Superior Court holds that an exception to governmental immunity does not apply for loose bolt on playscape

PERSONAL INJURY: Superior Court Holds That An Exception To Governmental Immunity Does Not Apply For Loose Bolt On Playscape

The minor plaintiff was a kindergartener attending public elementary school in East Haven.  He was injured when he was climbing a ladder on a playscape that included a tower, slides, a ramp and a ladder.  The plaintiff allegedly fell and was injured due to a loose bolt on the highest rung of the ladder.

In granting the municipality’s motion for summary judgment, the court concluded that the duty owed was discretionary and that although the plaintiff was an identifiable victim, he failed to prove “imminent harm”.  The court stated that a reasonable juror could conclude that given the fact that thousands of students had played on the decrepit playscape over the course of years without being injured, the harm was not imminent.  Summary judgment was granted in favor of the municipality.

McCarroll v. City of East Haven, CV14-6044518 (May 9, 2016)

Interested in more information?
Contact us now for experienced and professional legal counsel.

This is Attorney Advertising. This web site is designed for general information only. The information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship.