Injuries from Trampoline Accidents

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July 7, 2015 | Premises Liability |

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According to United States Consumer Product Safety Commission data, more than 92,000 people found themselves in an emergency room after a trampoline accident in 2010. While some trampoline injuries are minor and heal quickly, serious injuries such as bone fractures, internal injuries, or head trauma can occur.

Causes of Trampoline Injury

A trampoline jumper can leap several times their own height. As you can imagine, this can lead to injuries, usually when the jumper:

  • Collides with or lands on another person
  • Lands improperly after a jump or stunt
  • Lands on the springs or frame of the trampoline
  • Falls or jumps off the trampoline

Trampoline Safety

In many cases, proper safety equipment can help reduce the likelihood of accident. Homeowners who choose to have a trampoline should exercise care for the safety of their household and guests. Recommended safety precautions include:

  • Use of safety pads that completely cover the springs, hooks, and frame
  • Use an enclosure to prevent falls off the trampoline
  • Place the trampoline at least six feet from structures, fences, trees, and other play areas
  • Supervise children who use a trampoline
  • Allow only one person to use the trampoline at a time

Contact a Premises Liability Attorney Today

Homeowners have a legal obligation to maintain safe premises. With a backyard trampoline, this responsibility means taking adequate steps to make sure the equipment is in good condition and that guests use it properly.

If you or a loved one have been injured due to a property owner’s negligence, you are urged to contact the Indianapolis Premises Liability Attorneys of Wilson Kehoe Winingham. The lawyers at WKW can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call 317.920.6400 or fill out an online contact form for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

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