Common Reasons Trampolines Fail
Public information shows over 100,000 trampoline accidents occurred in 2014 alone, although many more are suspected to have gone unreported. Most trampolines have a weight limits that may prevent multiple people from jumping, which should be disclosed by the manufacturer or trampoline owner. When these weight limits aren’t divulged, and a personal injury ensues, a significant premise liability suit is born.
Common situations where trampoline injuries may occur include:
- At family entertainment venues, such as a theme park, where trampolines may be available for public use.
- At neighbors’ or friends’ houses, who with permission allow children jump on their equipment.
- Directly at the owner’s house, usually stemming from a manufacturer defect or unannounced recall. These are perhaps the more common scenarios our Salt Lake City trampoline accident attorney deals with.
- At city-controlled venues or parks where trampolines are made available to everyone to play on.
Business must clearly, and visibly, state weight limits and number of persons allowed on trampolines. There are also required, by Utah law, to carry liability insurance on their trampoline equipment to protect the interests of users in the event of failure.
We Can Hold Trampoline Owners Accountable
Much like any personal injury incident, those accidents where trampolines failed in their duty to hold jumpers properly in place can be litigated in court. These cases, however, are more sensitive than others because they’re premise and product liabilities simultaneously. They’re premise by virtue of an owner’s responsibility to keep their area safe, and product by virtue of failed manufacturing or care.
Salt Lake City trampoline accident attorney assistance can become a difference maker in these cases. Fighting home or business owners with trampolines takes skilled negotiation and understanding of Utah premise laws to properly handle.
If you been injured using a trampoline by no fault of your own, you may have a significant personal injury case which we can seek compensation for. This means getting you and anyone else injured on the trampoline medical bill reimbursement, lost wages and other relief deemed just and proper.
Time may be limited in filing your claim, so we urge you to contact The Jardine Law Offices shortly after you’ve recovered enough to take action.