Inflatable amusement parks are parks that provide inflatable castles, bounce houses, moonwalks, cosmo jumps, and other similar structures for entertainment and parties. They are typically visited by children and families, can even be found in or near theme parks, and often has several children using the structures at once. Due to the physical nature of inflatable amusement parks, injuries can occur. These include:
- Ankle, knee, or other leg injuries
- Head or neck injuries
- Injuries resulting from falling off of or out of the inflatable structure
- Injuries resulting from collisions with other jumpers
Risk of injury can increase if water or swimming pools are also incorporated with the bouncing/jumping elements. Some inflatable amusement parks are portable and travel from place to place; some companies also provide inflatable rentals to home residents.
Who Can be Held Liable for Inflatable Amusement Park Injuries?
Visitors to inflatable amusement parks typically sign a waiver releasing the park from liability for injuries. However, various parties can still be held liable for inflatable amusement park injuries.
For instance, the owner or operator of an inflatable amusement park can be held liable for patron injuries if they knew or should have known of a dangerous condition with a jump house, yet failed to remedy the condition.
Also, a patron of an inflatable amusement park may be held liable for injuries to others if they acted negligently or recklessly while at the park. An example of this is if they disregard rules regarding jumping procedures, weight/height limits, or attempted to perform dangerous stunts.
Lastly, manufacturers of inflatable structures can be held liable for providing parks with defective inflatable products. For instance, if the manufacture used inferior materials for the inflatable structures, they might be held liable for injuries caused by the defect.
Are There any Legal Remedies for Inflatable Amusement Park Injuries?
Inflatable amusement park lawsuits may be filed in connection with an injury or accident. In such legal claims, the plaintiff may be entitled to a monetary damages award to compensate them for their losses. The damages award may be sufficient to cover losses like hospital costs, medical bills, rehabilitation, therapy, and other expenses.
For serious or ongoing violations, the owner/operator of an inflatable amusement park may be subject to consequences such as a loss of operating license, required safety changes, or other actions.
Do I Need a Lawyer for Help with an Inflatable Amusement Park Injury Lawsuit?
Injuries from an inflatable amusement park accident can be serious, and legal action for such claims can be complex. You may wish to hire a personal injury lawyer in your area if you need help with a legal case. Your attorney can provide you with legal representation and guidance throughout the court process.