Trampoline parks have become a popular attraction for families throughout the United States. These parks are equipped with dozens of wall-to-wall trampolines and hold hundreds of children of all ages each weekend.
However, these thinly padded trampolines are connected by chain links or steel cables, resulting in a high-powered, spring-loaded propulsion that is both thrilling and dangerous. Groups of people—from kids to adults—jumping on the connected trampolines simultaneously creates waves of energy, leading to double bounces and collisions at high impact.
Such force causing catastrophic or crushing injuries, such as sprains, dislocations, broken bones, fractures, head and neck injuries, and even fatal injuries.
According to CBS News, at least six people have died from trampoline park injuries. The Consumer Product Safety Commission reported trampoline park-related emergency room visits have significantly increased from 2,500 in 2013 to nearly 18,000 four years later.
Trampoline parks are now a billion-dollar industry. It is estimated that five to six new parks open monthly.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends children and adults alike to avoid recreational trampoline use—whether at trampoline parks or at home—because of the high risk of injury. Parents should always supervise their children whenever they spend time at trampoline parks.
There needs to be only one jumper on each trampoline at a time. Children should avoid flips and somersaults.
Despite taking these precautions, injuries can still occur. Unfortunately, trampoline parks often unregulated and do not have safety standards to follow.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury at a trampoline park as a result of dangerous park facilities, negligent maintenance, overcrowding, collision, lack of warnings, or lack of oversite, you can hold the trampoline park liable for your damages.
For more information about trampoline accidents in Los Angeles, contact The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus today at (800) 905-8777 and request a free consultation.