Trampolines used to be relegated to the back yards of people with fun parents. In the last eight years, though, indoor trampoline parks have become a growing industry! In 2011, there were only 40 such attractions throughout the world; in 2019, there are more than 1,200! If you’ve been reminiscing about how much fun you had on an outdoor trampoline and want to share the experience with your kids, hit pause before you head to your local indoor bounce house.
Injuries on the Rise
Lawsuits against indoor trampoline parks have popped up everywhere… Just last month a Louisville man was awarded nearly $500,000 in a personal injury lawsuit against a park. The instance of 911 calls originating from the facilities has increased dramatically. People of all ages are ending their days in the ER with jumping related injuries. Many families don’t seek legal assistance though, since they assume the release of liability that they signed before jumping includes everything.
Unsafe and Negligent
Though the International Association of Trampoline Parks (IATP) indicates the number of injuries is approximately the same as any youth sport, they do hold certain safety standards. Individual parks may not adhere to these industry standards. Hanging things above the trampolines, angling trampolines toward unpadded surfaces, like steps, block pits with insufficient depth, and inattentive attendants are all safety issues that are the responsibility of the facility.
If you use an indoor trampoline park to beat the heat of the Atlanta summer, jump safely. If you or a loved one gets injured anyway, seek legal assistance from the law offices of Harman Law Firm.
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