Alabama Personal Injury Lawyers Fighting For Kids Hurt at Trampoline Parks
Was your child injured at a trampoline park? Contact our Alabama law firm today
The Alabama personal injury lawyers from Dean Waite & Associates, LLC are ready to help parents of children who were injured at trampoline parks get the compensation they deserve by forcing these dangerous and unregulated businesses to take responsibility for injuries sustained by children in their parks.
Trampoline parks have been springing up in Alabama and all across the U.S., and while they may be popular destinations for parents to bring their children, the very nature of their design can result in catastrophic injury, costly medical expenses, or in some tragic cases, death. Trampoline parks have turned into a billion-dollar industry, and even though at least six people have died from injuries sustained at these types of parks, they continue to operate without federal oversight.
If your child was injured at a trampoline park, our Alabama personal injury attorneys want to hear from you. Even if you signed a waiver or release form, you may still be eligible for compensation for medical expenses, pain, suffering, and more. Contact a personal injury attorney from our Mobile law firm today for a free consultation and demand justice for your injured child through a lawsuit.
Personal injury attorneys who understand the dangers of trampoline parks
Trampoline parks have exploded in popularity in recent years, but that doesn’t mean they are 100 percent safe or free of potential dangers. Thousands of people ─ including young children ─ have suffered serious injuries at trampoline parks, and to make matters worse, these businesses often try to hide behind unfair and unjust jargon that’s buried in the fine print of intimidating waiver forms or arbitration agreements.
Trampoline parks are dangerous due in part to how they’re designed: multiple trampolines are connected by cables and links underneath a thin padding, often surrounded by thinly padded walls and shallow foam pits.
Bouncing from trampoline to trampoline, a child can easily lose their footing by jumping from a soft surface on one trampoline to a hard surface on another, resulting in injury. Children who are jumping from trampoline to trampoline are also at risk of crashing into each other and getting hurt.
One of the biggest risks associated with trampoline parks is the double bounce, which occurs when more than one person is jumping on the trampoline. When multiple people jump on a trampoline, waves of energy are generated in different directions, which can impact the rebound of others on the trampoline and result in them getting seriously injured.
Some of the more common trampoline park injuries include:
- Dislocated/fractured elbows
- Knee injuries
- Dislocated/fractured ankles
- Fractured/broken necks, backs, arms, and legs
- Dislocated/fractured shoulders
- Serious head and neck injuries
Even when children are careful at trampoline parks, they are at risk of sustaining serious and life-changing injuries. If a grown adult can become paralyzed at a trampoline park after suffering a broken neck and severe spinal cord injury, imagine how much more at risk small children are when visiting these dangerous facilities.
According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, children between the ages of 5 and 14 sustain the most injuries on trampolines. The AAOS advises that no children younger than 6 use trampolines, and “even trampoline athletes who have substantial training, ideal equipment, and well-trained spotters can sustain serious injuries.”
Seek legal advice from an Alabama personal injury attorney today
No one should watch their child get hurt, but unfortunately, children are suffering devastating and life-altering injuries at trampoline parks due to poor design, lack of supervision, and other negligent actions by these businesses. Your injured child deserves justice, even if you signed a waiver form or arbitration agreement, and our law firm can help.
If your child was injured at a trampoline park, it’s critical that you speak to an experienced Alabama personal injury attorney from our Mobile legal team so we can review the details of your case, answer your questions, and explain your options.
Our personal injury lawyers are skilled, hard-working, and dedicated to getting you the outcome you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.