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    Re: NYC Sues Family Of Girl Burned On Playground Mat

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Well, I can see the sense of that.

    Maybe the grandmother put the mat on a handy barbeque grill and laid it back down on the ground, and didn't realize her granddaughter was going to run on it.

    Maybe the grandmother had a really huge magnifying glass and her eyesight was so bad she didn't realize that the giant ant she was toasting was actually a rubber mat, and then the kid ran over it.

    Maybe it wasn't really a city-provided rubber mat, but a tread from a tire that was peeled off when granny tore out leading the cops on a high speed chase to avoid a drug bust, and her whole story about watching the kid was a flat lie.

    Yes, the city can argue all sorts of things.

    But if they're not denying that the city put the mats down in the park to protect the children, then granny wouldn't seem to be at fault for anything.
    Right, I forgot that you're privy to all the facts of the situation, whereas the rest of us are just fools in the wind.

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    It does have that 'kicking a dead' horse feeling. I mean, if you have kids, you can imagine how a family, a grandmother, feels when a child screams out in pain having her feet severely burnt. Then going to the hospital, etc.

    Maybe we don't have all the info (grandma was drinking, or the girl was not really burned as bad as it says) but on the surface--if the facts in the story hold up, that is, then the counter-suit by the city feels harsh.

    Kids on a playground will take off running. You keep them in eyesight at all times, don't let them wonder off. Even if grandma was on her cell, it's still feels like a bully tactic.
    The fact that the city impleaded the grandmother is a fairly strong indication that there's more to the situation than has come out so far. The Law Department is not populated by morons.
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    Re: NYC Sues Family Of Girl Burned On Playground Mat

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Right, I forgot that you're privy to all the facts of the situation, whereas the rest of us are just fools in the wind.
    Works for me.

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    Re: NYC Sues Family Of Girl Burned On Playground Mat

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    The fact that the city impleaded the grandmother is a fairly strong indication that there's more to the situation than has come out so far. The Law Department is not populated by morons.
    Exactly my point -- IMO it reads like the city is posturing, using the ADA to scare the family into a quick and fiscally pleasing settlement.

    I think the family needs a lawyer with a good press agent. Get the kid on the major NYC networks, let grandma describe the screaming and running to grab the baby off the scalding play area, and then the city will STFU and pay.

    --0r maybe grams was calling her bookie and should be charged-- story doesn't say.

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    Re: NYC Sues Family Of Girl Burned On Playground Mat

    I have seen such mats and can verify that they can get hot enough to actually burn you in certain weather. I have also seen metal slides burn childrens legs who wear shorts.

    Regardless of the barefoot issue these mats should not be used in outdoor settings. Even if a child were shoed we all know how reckless and clumsy childrens play is. Simply falling to their hands and knees can get them burned.

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    Re: NYC Sues Family Of Girl Burned On Playground Mat

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Exactly my point -- IMO it reads like the city is posturing, using the ADA to scare the family into a quick and fiscally pleasing settlement.

    I think the family needs a lawyer with a good press agent. Get the kid on the major NYC networks, let grandma describe the screaming and running to grab the baby off the scalding play area, and then the city will STFU and pay.

    --0r maybe grams was calling her bookie and should be charged-- story doesn't say.
    So rather than have the facts come out in court and see a fair and just resolution, you'd rather just have the government shamed into paying out by a sleazy PR agent?
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    Re: NYC Sues Family Of Girl Burned On Playground Mat

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    You would have a point if they were getting onto a hot frying pan and not a playground surface.
    It doesnt take a rocket scientist to figure out rubber gets extremely hot especially in direct sunlight.

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Common sense is that small children should be able to run around barefoot in the park.

    That's what every parent knows.
    No, i would never allow my children to run through any public place without shoes on, there are just to many things that could happen. Burned, cut, stabbed, gouged etc. I stand by the point of negligence not the cities fault in the least bit.
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    Re: NYC Sues Family Of Girl Burned On Playground Mat

    Quote Originally Posted by FreeTh!nk3r View Post
    No, i would never allow my children to run through any public place without shoes on, there are just to many things that could happen. Burned, cut, stabbed, gouged etc.
    Exactly right. No place is "safe". Shoes are a must at all times when outdoors. Back when my son was a toddler, I took him to the neighborhood park. The swings there are in a type of sandbox set up. You would think this would be pretty safe, but I decided to check out under the swings to be sure. Imagine my shock when I uncovered large shards of broken beer bottles. You can't take anything for granted when it comes to your kid's safety.




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    Re: NYC Sues Family Of Girl Burned On Playground Mat

    Quote Originally Posted by hiswoman View Post
    Exactly right. No place is "safe". Shoes are a must at all times when outdoors. Back when my son was a toddler, I took him to the neighborhood park. The swings there are in a type of sandbox set up. You would think this would be pretty safe, but I decided to check out under the swings to be sure. Imagine my shock when I uncovered large shards of broken beer bottles. You can't take anything for granted when it comes to your kid's safety.
    Exactly, call me protective but i just dont trust it. You would be surprised at some of the things you find at parks if you just poke around. Warning it may disgust you
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    Re: NYC Sues Family Of Girl Burned On Playground Mat

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Why spend all that time and money trying to figure out something that we purdy much already know?
    How do you come to the conclusion that we pretty much know already what happened?

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    Re: NYC Sues Family Of Girl Burned On Playground Mat

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    In order for the city to be held liable it must be demonstrated through an objective standard that a reasonable person should have forseen such a possibility. That doesn't seem very likely.
    That won't be hard. A BLACK mat in the SUMMER? Even an idiot can foresee such a possibility.
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