Trampoline parks are fun and dangerous. Jumping and falling on a trampoline is usually a well-spent day for the kids and even for the stressed adult.
Elastic beds help kids get exercise and fresh air, and the feeling of soaring and spinning through the air is undeniably fun. Many people have trampolines in their backyards, while parks in California have become increasingly popular. However, when it comes to injury and insurance issues, trampolines parks can present huge challenges.
The number of reported injuries caused by trampolines continues to increase due to their steady increase in popularity and the number of springboard park openings across the US.
Trampolines have been a favorite toy for children for years. However, it can also be dangerous, and the number of reported injuries continues to grow in children and adults of all ages.
Not only are young children injured by trampolines, but adults too. Injury victims throughout the US continue to be injured from the use of private trampolines at home, rebound homes or during a visit to a trampoline park. If you or a loved one has been injured by the use of a trampoline, our law firm can help you receive the financial and medical support you deserve.
A qualified representation in California for your trampoline injury accident
Trampoline manufacturing companies and trampoline parks across the US are being held responsible for injuries to users and clients. Injuries can include broken bones, sprains, cuts, brain or spinal cord injuries among many others.
Trampoline companies and parks are held to stringent standards by warning their users and making sure that their product or service is safe for the general public to use.
Common Causes of Trampoline Injury Accidents
- Hitting another person while jumping on the trampoline.
- Landing incorrectly on the side rails, trampoline or another person.
- Falling from the trampoline.
- Jumping off the trampoline.
- Landing on the trampoline springs.
Whether or not you signed a waiver at a trampoline park, a park may still be liable for your negligence, and you may be entitled to compensation for the injury sustained by you or your child. Our firm has handled many cases of trampoline accident victims, and we look forward to helping you and your family receive the compensation and support you deserve.
Common Trampoline Injuries
Trampoline injuries are common. Between 2001 and 2011, 1 million people went to the emergency room after trampoline accidents.
Bone fractures are often the cause, and broken bones most commonly include the forearm, the fibula, and the tibia.
Other injuries may include bruises, other types of trauma to the head, and injuries to the spine or neck, which can lead to paralysis.
95% trampoline injuries occurred in homes, but trampolines parks are not risk-free, either. 9% of injuries in trampoline parks require hospitalization, and park injuries are more likely to involve a dislocation. However, they have fewer injuries to the head and the spine than home involved trampolines.
While younger children may seem like the main fans of trampolines, teens were the most likely to suffer injuries. Such is because they can jump higher than a small child. Therefore, they tend to land with a stronger force. Teens are also more likely to attempt risky maneuvers, such as air flips.
To avoid injury, follow these rules:
- Children under five must not be allowed on a trampoline.
- Do not allow more than one person to jump at a time.
- Provide supervision at all times, especially for younger children.
- Do not leave stairs or chairs near the trampoline because children could use them to climb into it without supervision.
- Place the trampoline away from trees, buildings, or other equipment.
- Make sure there is a shock absorbing ground below the trampoline – this includes sand or bark.
What About Insurance?
As you saw earlier, there are numerous injuries by jumping on the trampoline, and this means that your insurance company might not be thrilled if you buy one.
Your insurance policy will probably approach a trampoline in one of three ways:
- It will not impose restrictions on trampolines and will help to pay the costs if an injury occurs on the trampoline.
- Your policy will cover the trampoline, but only if certain safety measures are taken.
- It will completely exclude trampolines, and might even prohibit you from renewing your policy if you own a trampoline.
Before you make the big purchase of a trampoline, it is important to make sure that it will not interfere with your insurance policy.
Some people may choose the route of simply not informing their insurance company about their trampoline purchase. However, in the event of a trampoline injury, this decision could cause major problems.
Before getting a trampoline, consider the statistics and consequences of your insurance.
Personal Injury Lawyers With Answers and Solutions
Our legal team at Avrek Law Firm has more than 50 years of experience in delivering successful legal solutions for our clients. We have a deep understanding of the legal system and what is required to make a personal injury case to be successful.
We take pride in dedicating the time and attention required for each client to receive the compensation they deserve and the results they desire. Our Law firm understands that the process can be complex and we strive to simplify it as much as possible. By discussing the details of your case, the laws surrounding the legal issues and making a collective decision whether to seek a settlement or take your case to court, we have the back of our clients through communication and trust.
If you have general questions about an injury caused by jumping on a trampoline or visiting a trampoline park, or if you want to start a legal process, contact the Avrek law firm to schedule a free consultation, or fill out a contact form on our website.
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