Trampolines are a great way for kids to burn off their excess energy, but they can also be dangerous. Injuries to the head, neck, and back are common. Nearly 100,000 emergency room visits per year are attributed to injuries sustained while using a trampoline. A significant portion of trampoline accidents leads to legal disputes over who is responsible for the damages. In California, it is estimated that about 25,000 such cases occur each year. If an injury, loss, or damage occurs due to negligence, then the party who owns or is responsible for the trampoline may face civil liability.
If you or someone close to you is injured on a trampoline, the first thing you need to concern yourself with is getting proper medical care. The California injury lawyers at the Johnson Attorneys Group can help you to obtain any damages for which you deserve compensation.
California Trampoline Accident & Injury Law
Many insurance companies have started looking at trampolines similarly to how they look at swimming pools, which are sometimes referred to as “attractive nuisances.” This is due to their tendency to attract uninvited children, who can become injured by these devices. For this reason, many insurance providers require trampolines to be fenced in, and some homeowner’s insurance policies exclude trampolines from insurance coverage entirely.
- Premise Liability – Negligence is a legal term used to denote an instance where a person or persons have failed to provide adequate and reasonable measures to provide for the safety of others. In the case of the use of a trampoline, this can mean improper maintenance of the device, improper supervision of minors, or inadequate fencing. Homeowners have a legal obligation to exercise care when it comes to the safety of people visiting their property. Those who breach that duty may be deemed negligent, and may be liable for any resulting injuries. A homeowner’s failure to adhere to recommended trampoline safety precautions might be deemed by a court to have breached this legal duty.
- Product Liability – In the case where the trampoline failed, a product liability case may be brought against the manufacturer. In trampoline accidents, negligence can sometimes be attributed to the manufacturer if the device is found to have a design flaw, be constructed using substandard materials or engineering principles, or if they fail to warn of potential hazards. Any injury resulting from negligence on the part of the manufacturer can result in a breach of duty.
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If you are injured on a trampoline in California and believe you are owed compensation for your damages, a personal injury lawyer can help you sort out the facts and determine liability. The lawyers at Johnson Attorneys Group can speak with the other party’s insurance provider, file appropriate motions, pay medical bills, and even help you to access the best medical care.