Injured At A Trampoline Park? Who Is Responsible?


There is a reason why you have to sign a liability waiver when you go to a trampoline park before you are permitted to jump on the trampolines. While jumping on the trampolines is a ton of fun, the activity can also be relatively dangerous. If you or someone you know was injured while jumping on a trampoline, you may be curious if you can pursue a personal injury lawsuit. It is important to understand that each person's situation is different; therefore, it is important that you speak to a personal injury attorney to discuss the specifics of your individual case. Overall, though, here is some basic information to know regarding liability and trampoline park injuries.

When the Person Injured Is Liable

When you make the decision to partake in trampoline jumping activities, you are assuming a certain level of risk. Trampoline jumping is considered an inherently dangerous activity, and as a result of this, injured individuals don't always have the necessary grounds to pursue a legal claim. For instance, if you simply lose your balance while jumping and land on your arm in the right (or wrong) way that causes it to break, nothing could have been done to prevent that from happening. Similarly, if you fail to follow the safety rules that have been set forth by the trampoline park and get hurt as a result, you likely will be unable to pursue compensation for your injuries.

When Another Party Is Liable

While trampolines may be dangerous, there are certain situations where the injured individual may not be responsible for the accident that occurred. For instance, if an individual gets injured due to a defective component on the trampoline, the injured party may be able to pursue compensation through a claim with the retailer or manufacturer. If the equipment is not properly maintained, a legal claim may be able to be pursued against the trampoline park (or the homeowner if the injury occurred at a residential property). Examples of negligence may include performing a poor patch job or failing to replace worn or rusty springs.

If you believe that you have the necessary grounds for a personal injury claim after getting injured on a trampoline—either at a trampoline park or a residential property—then you need to make sure that you can prove the liability and damages or you won't be able to recover compensation. Talk to a local personal injury attorney about the evidence that will be needed to prove liability and damages and whether you have a case to pursue. 


24 April 2019

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