For kids, a trampoline is often one of the most sought after toys on the market. For parents, a trampoline is oftentimes a piece of equipment that causes stress or anxiety. Due to the very nature of the object, a trampoline can easily result in catastrophic injuries to a jumper, even when some precautions are in place. If you or your child has suffered an injury on a trampoline that required medical intervention, know that you have compensation options in the form of a personal injury lawsuit. We take a closer look at your options after a trampoline injury in today’s blog.
Trampoline Injuries In Minnesota
Even when used correctly, a trampoline can result in serious injuries to the jumper. However, we often find that trampolines are being used in violation of the recommended use instructions, which can make it easier for you to collect compensation if you or a loved one suffers an injury. For example, many trampolines state that only one person should be on the trampoline at a time, and the instructions also caution against performing flips or somersaults. In almost every trampoline case we’ve handled, one of the above two safety rules was being disregarded when the injury occurred, which factors greatly into your injury claim.
There are also supervisory factors that could play a role in your injury settlement. For example, if your neighbor installed the trampoline incorrectly or on uneven ground, or they failed to ensure kids followed the safety guidelines, they can be held liable for injuries. Nearly a quarter of a million people are treated for trampoline injuries every year, and many times supervisory negligence or disregarding the safety rules directly lead to these injuries.
If your child is injured while jumping on someone else’s trampoline, it’s worth considering talking to a lawyer. Homeowner’s insurance is designed to protect homeowners against these types of accident claims, but it’s also possible that their homeowner’s insurance policy doesn’t cover their trampoline. Regardless of their situation, it’s in your best interest to bring your case to a personal injury lawyer to learn about your compensation options.
We can help you recover medical costs and help you obtain compensation for factors like pain and suffering. Even if nobody meant for the injury to take place, a homeowner takes on some inherent risk when they buy a trampoline, and you shouldn’t be left footing the bill for medical costs simply because there was no intention of injury. Know that you have options, and we can explain them all to you.
At Hey Workers, we’ve helped collect millions of dollars for trampoline injuries and related personal injuries, and we can do the same for you. And if you’re considering getting a trampoline for your backyard, make sure you have the right coverage through your homeowner’s insurance and you set strict rules for how the trampoline will be used to help reduce the risk of injury.
If you have questions about trampoline liability or filing a lawsuit after you or a loved one were injured on a trampoline, pick up the phone and call the experienced legal team at Hey Workers today.