Florida accident lawyers are keeping an eye on trampoline accidents and injuries. A recent report from Miami’s NBC6 News says that injuries and falls at trampoline parks have resulted in hundreds of 911 calls across South Florida. Personal injury attorneys are handling cases involving accidents resulting in head injuries, broken legs, and fractured wrists and ankles.
The station’s investigation reported that there were 12 personal injury lawsuits against a trampoline park in their story. The report featured a 13-year-old who suffered a broken ankle. Subsequently, her family sued the owner of the facility for injuries in the accident. They charge that owners were negligent by not properly supervising users. However, the lawsuit faces some tough hurdles. The owners are fighting the personal injury lawsuit, claiming that they are not liable. Also, the case serves as a warning to parents to pay attention to waivers they sign. The girl’s father had signed a document agreeing not to take any legal action against the owners in case of an accident.
Florida Accident Lawyers Contend with Injury Liability Waivers
In the case of the park featured in the news story, the waiver states cleary that trampolines are risky and dangerous. It also states that the park is legally responsible for serious injury or even death.
Doctors Warn of Accidents and Injuries
Trampoline jumping poses a high risk of injury for children – these can result in sprains and fractures in the arms or legs — as well as potentially serious head and neck injuries. https://t.co/vBtyD7X4bv
— MayoChildren’sCenter (@MayoClinicKids) July 24, 2018
Not surprisingly, doctors across many disciplines warn about accidents and injuries from trampolines. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) states that the activity “results in hundreds of thousands of injuries each year. Even trampoline athletes who have substantial training, ideal equipment, and well-trained spotters can sustain serious injuries.” The American Academy of Pediatrics discourages trampoline use at any age, adding that the smaller the child, the greater risk for injury. The AAOS says that children younger than six should never use them.
Unfortunately, accidents and injuries are a part of life. However, many are preventable and are caused by negligence. If someone’s carelessness has harmed you or a loved one, you may be able to recover losses and get reimbursed for medical treatment. Contact the Orlando personal injury attorneys at Martinez Manglardi. Our Florida accident lawyers have been helping victims for more than 30 years. For a free consultation, call407-846-2240. Offices throughout Central Florida.