The family of a one-year-old Brampton boy who severely burned his feet after walking on a hot metal grate at a Georgetown splash pad has hired a Toronto lawyer in their fight for financial compensation for his injuries.
There’s no indication yet as to how much the family is seeking.
On June 27, Greyson Pelvin wandered from the splash pad and stepped on scalding hot ground-level metal doors that house the splash pad controls. His misstep resulted in second-degree burns on both feet and some burning on a hand.
“This was an inherent danger at this splash pad,” said personal injury lawyer Adam Halioua. “There was a responsibility to take greater precautions to ensure the safety of all people attending the splash pad, particularly young children.”
Halioua says the Pelvin family is claiming against the town of Halton Hills because the splash pad was in the jurisdiction of the township and “they have responsibility for it.”
He added that the legal action is only the beginning of his firm’s investigation into the incident and it is possible other parties will be named in the lawsuit if they were involved in the design of the splash pad, which was opened 15 years ago.
Is this lawsuit fair or frivolous? Are the parents just as much to blame for not keeping a close eye on their child?
Read the whole story HERE courtesy of Global News.