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Although trampolines are fun, they can also be dangerous. In fact, many pediatricians and physical therapists preach about the dangers of trampolines.
That doesn’t stop them from being popular. In Georgia, quite a few individuals have trampolines in their backyards. There are also trampoline parks scattered throughout the state. Unfortunately, both homes and trampoline parks could put you or your children at risk of injury.
Here at Stewart Miller Simmons Trial Attorneys, we have seen first-hand the devastating impact of trampoline accidents. And we want to help you receive the financial support you deserve for your accident. With the help of a trampoline injury lawyer in Atlanta, you can seek compensation for your accident.
If you visit a trampoline park, you’ll encounter many safety signs. There are usually several employees supervising the visitors, trying to keep everyone out of harm. These safety features are there for a reason. Jumping on a trampoline comes with many risks.
Often, people don’t just jump alone. When multiple people jump on one trampoline, there is a great chance of injury. Trampolines are often enclosed, and one individual could knock into the other. The result could be any one of the following:
- Concussion or other head trauma (including traumatic brain injury)
- Broken bone or fracture
- Spinal injury
- Serious sprain
A collision isn’t the only incident on a trampoline that could cause an injury. Even a single jumper could experience an accident. For instance, someone could fall off an unenclosed trampoline. Or, they could fall upon landing. Another potential danger comes from the trampoline springs. If you get caught on a spring or land on the frame, you could twist your joint or break a bone.
While some of the injuries are minor, others are life-threatening or life-altering. In any case, you could be eligible for compensation. A trampoline injury attorney in Atlanta could help you seek damages for your accident.
No matter where your trampoline injury occurred, you could be eligible for compensation. This is due to personal injury laws. In Georgia, victims of accidents on premises are eligible for compensation through a personal injury claim.
If your accident occurred at someone else’s home, they could be responsible for the injury. Negligence on behalf of the owners part means that they are liable. For example, the trampoline owner might not have supervised your child on the trampoline. It’s also possible that they didn’t maintain it. This could result in a malfunction that leads to an injury.
When the owner is liable for the injury, they are financially responsible as well. A personal injury claim could get you money for your medical bills and more
In Atlanta, several new trampoline parks have opened in the past few years. Before you visit the parks, you need to sign a waiver. Typically, the waiver warns you of the risks that come with using the facility. However, you could still be able to file a lawsuit against the park.
The law regarding personal injury leaves some room for interpretation. Even if you sign a waiver, the trampoline park has no right to be negligent. They still need to do what they can to keep you and your children safe. For instance, they need enough staff present to properly supervise the jumpers.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, all of the following are measures parks should take to keep everyone safe:
- Adult supervision at all times
- Enough padding on hard surfaces
- A one-jumper rule
- No permission to do flips or somersaults
If a trampoline park fails to do any of the above, they could be acting in a negligent manner. It’s possible that you could file a lawsuit against them. To find out if a lawsuit is a possibility for you, contact a lawyer.
A trampoline accident often comes with many medical bills. Furthermore, it could come with a future of disability. You could find yourself staring down years of debt and struggle.
If your child was a victim of a trampoline injury, you can seek justice and compensation for their suffering. Contact us at Stewart Miller Simmons Trial Attorneys for more information on how we can help you.