Las Vegas Trampoline Injury Attorney
While many backyard activities such as swimming pools, firepits, and firecrackers, present known dangers to children and adults alike, trampolines and bounce houses are often not considered dangerous. As such, many people put one up in their backyards and allow others to use them without properly assessing the risk, or taking steps to prevent injury. If you, or your child are injured from a trampoline, or bounce house, the homeowner, apartment complex, condominium, homeowner’s association, or business may be legally responsible for the injury.
According to research by the American Academy of Pediatrics, between 2008 and 2017, trampoline-related fractures increased by an average of 3.85% in the United States. The main reason for the dramatic increase concern trampoline injuries outside of the home at places of recreation or sport. Further, the American Academy of Pediatrics has consistently discouraged the home use of trampolines.
Pediatricians are not alone in recognizing the dangers of trampoline use. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends taking these steps to help prevent tragic deaths and serious trampoline injuries:
- Allow only one person on the trampoline at a time.
- Trampoline enclosures can help prevent injuries from falls.
- Place the trampoline away from structures, trees, and other play areas.
- Children younger than 6 should not use a full-size trampoline.
- Supervise children who use a trampoline.
- Do not use if there is high wind because the trampoline can shift, move, or blow away.
- Inspect the trampoline regularly to make sure nothing is missing and there are no rips or tears in the pad.
If you, your child, family member or friend have been injured when using a trampoline or bounce house, give our office a call for a free case review to discuss your potential claim.