Trampolines can become dangerous when improperly used or when no supervision is provided. In such instances plaintiffs generally have three causes of action which include:
- Breach of a duty to warn by the owner of the property or trampoline;
- Defective design; and
- Premises liability
While other causes of action can exist, the three most generally used with regards to a trampoline accident causing injury are the above mentioned. If you have been injured or your child has been injured as a result of using a trampoline on your own property or the property of another, you may be entitled to recovery. Contact our trampoline injury attorneys for a free case evaluation.
Trampoline Use at a Gym
In order for a trampoline to be used at a gym or recreational facilities certain requirements must be satisfied, which include:
- The use of the trampoline must be limited so that proper supervision is provided to monitor the use and regulate the conditions of its use;
- The party supervising the facility must have proper knowledge with regards to the proper safety and spotting techniques;
- Spotters must be present when the trampoline is used and be posted on each of the four sides of the equipment. Each supervisor must have requisite training before being permitted to conduct supervision;
- No child under the age of 6 can be allowed to use the trampoline regardless of whether training or supervision is present;
- The exposed areas of the trampoline must be covered;
- The surrounding surface must be covered by padding to absorb any impact which may occur;
- It is the duty of the owner to inspect the equipment to check for tears and other issues; and
- Child must be placed in the center of the mat and not engage in conduct or stunts beyond his/her capabilities.
If any of the above has not occurred you may be entitled to recovery for your damages. Our legal team has the resources to help you procure maximum recovery for your damages. Contact us at 855-385-2529 for a free case consultation.
Some of the most common serious injuries resulting from defective trampolines are as follows:
Liability for Trampoline Accidents
Liabilities for trampoline accidents are based on a number of theories which include:
- Breach of express or implied warranty; and
- Strict liability under product defect liability.
All parties involved in the commercial sale of the product can be held liable. Commercial sellers include manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers of the product. Thus, when filing your case our firm will determine whether any of the above parties should be held liable for the injuries you have suffered. Defect cases involving trampolines can be brought under a number of theories which include a failure to warn for the defects and a possible defect in the design or manufacture of the product. If you have been injured medical bills can be staggering. It is imperative that your rights be preserved and that you seek representation for your injuries immediately.
How we Can Help
Our firm handles cases involving trampoline accidents and other related injuries stemming from the use of such equipments. If you have been injured we can help. Contact us today for a free case evaluation at 855-385-2529. More information on Child Playground Injuries