Modified: November 19, 2022

Who Faces Liability for Trampoline Injuries or a Trampoline Accident?

We suppose you remember how fun it was to jump on a trampoline when you were a kid. The nostalgic feeling of bouncing away on a trampoline with friends is something that all of us as an adult want to relive.

Unfortunately, in some cases, children and adults experience a trampoline accident that is either mild or a case where they need to recover damages from a defective product or a premises liability claim. If you were injured at a trampoline park or on someone else’s property, you have the right to claim legal liability.

A Lawyer Can Help You Get the Compensation You Deserve

With the help of a personal injury law firm and an experienced personal injury lawyer, you can recover medical bills from your trampoline injury. If you are a homeowner and your kids experience a trampoline injury on your property, it may be good to include trampoline liability insurance on your coverage.

This piece discusses details concerning a trampoline injury lawsuit and what steps you can take with personal injury lawyers to resolve your claim. Come to our firm and get a free consultation from an experienced lawyer.

Common Injuries Teens and Children Experience from Trampolines

The following injuries are the most common in children and teens, even though it is possible to be injured on a trampoline in almost unlimited ways.

The following injuries include but are not limited to:

Broken Bones

  • Arms
  • Hands
  • Fingers
  • Shoulders
  • Facial injuries
  • Legs
  • Feet
  • Toes
  • Ankles
  • Hip injuries.

Axial Skeleton Injuries

  • Permanent neurological damage
  • Sternum
  • Ribs
  • Head – traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Spine.

A study showed over 1 million people had been sent to the emergency room for trampoline injuries over the last decade. Emergency room visits for trampoline damages have cost over $1 billion in medical bills and in particular, $400 million for people with broken bones.

When Trampolines Injuries Occur at the Trampoline Park or at Home

Most damages occur on private property, where most trampolines are still found these days. While jumping on a friend’s or neighbor’s trampoline, kids and teens are often injured if they fall.

You usually have to sign a detailed waiver against liability for using a trampoline. In order to enter and use trampoline facilities, the above must be done to protect the park owner. These attractions are mostly privately owned, meaning local cities generally will not risk the accountability of putting up a trampoline park.

Understanding Negligence with Trampoline Injury Cases

The claim of negligence is typically where trampoline injuries end up. In most cases, a standard trampoline injury will fall under a homeowner’s insurance for liability.

However, gross negligence or horseplay can occur when people are jumping and is one of the leading reasons for injuries caused. If you can prove that the injured victim was warned about tomfoolery but failed to stop, the accident victim’s family may be held liable.

If too many people jumped at once or other jumpers were found negligent, another witness may be held liable for the injuries.

A Backyard Trampoline and the Health Insurance Company

Like any other injury, trampoline damages can be extremely costly to the victim, property owner, and trampoline park.

Below are some of the medical costs included for trampoline accident victims:

  • Chiropractor visitors
  • Physical therapy
  • Follow-up doctor visits
  • Any hospital stays
  • Placing a cast
  • Professional injury evaluation
  • X-rays
  • Emergency room visits.

Sometimes screws will be inserted into a fractured bone, which will dramatically increase the cost of your medical expenses. The above list is only a tiny fraction of the costs that could arise during a visit to the doctor caused by trampoline park injuries.

However, without inquiry about what happened, insurance companies will rarely pay for the cost of injuries. If it is known that the injuries occurred on a trampoline, the health insurance company will often question who should pay for the hospital bills.

How Does Trampoline Injury Liability Get Paid?

Liability coverage is often dictated by how difficult or easy an injury claim is. If the trampoline-related injuries are minor, you may not require legal assistance or legal recourse; your insurance company should pay for these expenses without question.

However, you will likely receive communication from the health insurance company requesting an explanation if the injuries bills are high. In most cases, these companies will want to talk with the homeowner to find out if their property is insured.

Typically the trampoline owner will be approached to determine their coverage around the property or if the trampoline breaks. The homeowner’s insurance needs to be contacted to determine what compensation it will cover. If, after the accident, the condition is left unchanged and another incident occurs, the equipment may be confiscated for safety circumstances.

Grossly negligent homeowners could pay the injured person or trespassing children for non-economic damages for their risky behavior. Defective, dangerous trampolines with no protection at trampoline parks are hazardous to your child. Many factors come into play here and trying to claim an attractive nuisance is one of them.

If an injury occurred at a place where liability waivers are signed, you might also have difficulty filing a case. Most trampoline accidents at trampoline parks are due to a trampoline manufacturer’s error or negligence on behalf of the trampoline parks. If your child is not under supervision and gets injured, you may struggle opening litigation against the responsible parties.

How a Personal Injury Law Firm Helps You

You can receive a free case evaluation if you have lost wages or are experiencing pain and suffering from a trampoline fall. A manufacturing defect can put the safety of you and your loved one in danger.

Contact the Right Attorneys to Begin a Potential Lawsuit

With the help of an attorney from our firm, you can get the compensation you deserve through public policy. It is the responsibility of our attorneys to open a lawsuit and sue the party, person, parent, manufacturer, or homeowner responsible for the damages.

Any concerns victims personally have can be redirected to one of our attorneys for assistance. If you have been involved in an accident of this nature and suffered personal damages or been harmed, it may be time to contact an attorney to make your settlement a priority.

Top Notch American Injury Lawyer, Michael Ehline

Michael Ehline

Michael is a managing partner at the nationwide Ehline Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC. He’s an inactive Marine and became a lawyer in the California State Bar Law Office Study Program, later receiving his J.D. from UWLA School of Law. Michael has won some of the world’s largest motorcycle accident settlements.

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