Although they can be a fun way to spend a weekend, trampoline parks pose potential health and safety risks to visitors. If you or a loved one sustained a serious injury at one of these facilities, you might be able to initiate a civil action against the responsible party. The legal process for pursuing a claim is complex, and having a skilled lawyer on your side could make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. Our lawyers at Breit Cantor Grana Buckner are here to provide the legal help you need to seek just compensation for the harm you suffered.
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What If I Signed a Waiver?
Often times, visitors are required to sign a waiver for themselves or their children before using the park. If you or a family member has been seriously hurt, it is important to know that these waivers may not prevent you from bringing a claim or lawsuit for injuries against the facility for yourself or a family member. Although the waiver will probably be paragraphs and paragraphs of legalese, the sum of it will say something along the lines of you cannot sue if you get hurt at the trampoline park. Does this mean you actually cannot bring an injury claim against them if you sign such a waiver?
No! Do not be tricked into thinking a waiver or liability form is set in stone. In a broad spectrum of claims, courts have consistently overruled such waivers due to the fact that they are too limiting and one-sided, giving no power to the consumer. As such, you may still be eligible to file a claim if you get injured at a trampoline park but first signed a liability form.
Common Trampoline Park Injuries
Currently, trampoline parks are not required to adhere to any government safety regulations. Although some of the facilities follow specific standards, these are mere suggestions, and deviations from them are not monitored or punished. As a result, many visitors have suffered serious, and sometimes fatal, injuries.
Emergency rooms have reported seeing an increase in injuries resulting from trampoline park accidents, including:
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
Causes of Trampoline Park Accidents
The trampolines in these parks are attached using metal rods, which could cause a transfer of energy between bouncers, creating a dangerous level of force. Many parks also have other stations for visitors to use, such as foam pits and basketball hoops, that could pose safety hazards.
Because of the number of visitors and the equipment set up, various factors could cause accidents, including:
- Colliding with other bouncers
- Using 1 trampoline with multiple people
- Hitting the head on structures
- Falling into shallow foam pits
Protecting the Rights of Trampoline Park Accident Victims
Seeking just compensation after a trampoline park accident requires determining the cause and who is liable, which means thoroughly investigating the incident. Our Virginia lawyers have the skills and resources to conduct an in-depth analysis of your situation and build a solid legal strategy.
We are dedicated to providing focused, personalized service and are ready to help you navigate your case. Get started today by calling us at (888) 635-9500 or contacting us online.