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Bountiful Trampoline Accident Lawyer

In the 10-year period ending in 2011, more than 1 million people sought treatment from an emergency room care provider for injuries sustained in trampoline accidents. Trampolines are tons of fun and are almost a rite of passage in childhood and beyond, but they are inherently dangerous—so much so that the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents avoid letting their children use them at all. Trampolines can cause a slew of injuries, from strains and sprains to contusions and broken bones; they can also lead to more serious injuries, including spinal cord trauma, traumatic brain injuries, and permanent neurological damage. If you or your child experienced a trampoline injury, our trampoline injury attorney can help you hold any at-fault party responsible for their role in your accident. Contact us right away following the incident to review your case.

Statistics on Trampoline Injuries

In case you’re not convinced about the dangers of trampolines, the following statistics speak for themselves:

  • More than 100,000 injuries are the result of trampoline accidents every year
  • More than 1 million people were treated in emergency rooms as a result of injuries caused by trampoline accidents between 2002 and 2011; approximately 300,000 of those injuries included broken bones
  • Children who are 16 years of age or younger suffer about 93 percent of fractures resulting from trampoline accidents
  • Three-quarters of trampoline accidents occur when multiple children or adults jump on the trampoline at the same time
  • Approximately 15 percent of all trampoline injuries happen to children age 6 and younger
  • Young children make up 37 percent of emergency room patients being treated for trampoline injuries
  • Approximately 40 percent of strains, sprains, and contusions are the results of falls from trampolines
  • Four percent of trampoline injuries that are treated at an ER result in admission to the hospital
  • One in 200 trampoline injuries result in permanent neurological damage
  • Over 95 percent of fractures resulting from trampoline accidents occur at home

Collecting Compensation

If the court determines that a third party is at fault for your or your child’s trampoline injury, you may be entitled to damages. The monetary compensation you might receive may include reimbursement for any medical bills, hospital bills, emergency room bills, medications, or physical therapy required as a direct result of the trampoline injury. If you’re the one who suffered an injury while jumping on a trampoline, you may also receive compensation for lost wages as well as future loss of wages, if you’re unable to work due to your accident. You may also be entitled to some compensation for any emotional distress, although Utah does put a cap on the amount you may receive for emotional trauma.

Getting Trampoline Accident Claim Help

At Jardine Law Offices P.C., our experienced legal staff understands the complexities of the civil court system, and our attorneys have the expertise it takes to go to bat for our injured clients in Utah. Whether you or your child were injured on a backyard trampoline at a birthday party or while attending one of the now-popular trampoline gyms that have sprung up around the country, we will fight for you to get the compensation warranted by your injuries. Give us a call now to schedule your no-cost consultation and weigh your legal options with our Bountiful trampoline accident attorney.