Trampoline parks may be grounds for serious injuries

As the winter weather becomes unpredictable in Miami-Dade County, you may have decided to have some indoor fun with your family instead. At Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum LLP, we know that one of the most popular ways for children and adults to have a great time while getting exercise is going to a trampoline park. These are indoor facilities that feature large trampolines and gym equipment, and are touted as appropriate for all ages. However, are these facilities safe?

Emergency room visits resulting from trampoline park injuries have skyrocketed in recent years, according to a study that was reported in Pediatrics. In 2014, about 7,000 people visited ERs after trampoline park mishaps, compared to nearly 600 in 2010. While most people suffered sprained or dislocated joints, others received far more serious injuries, including spinal cord injuries, head trauma and open leg fractures. Managers and staff at most trampoline parks do their best to keep customers safe, but there is no surefire way to protect you or your loved ones from getting hurt at these places. For example, two people might collide while jumping; someone might land wrong after jumping too high or performing a flip; or a child might fall off a structure and land on the ground. These are among many reasons why the American Academy of Pediatrics advises parents to keep their children off trampolines.

A business might be held liable for your injuries if it failed to take reasonable measures to keep you safe. You may learn more about serious injuries by visiting our personal injury page.