Trampolines are used for various purposes, including exercise, recreation, and even competitive sport. While they can provide many benefits, there are also some health and safety risks associated with trampolines. Many trampoline accidents and injuries occur due to improper use of the devices. However, accidents can even occur with normal usage of trampolines.
Common trampoline accidents include:
Trampoline injuries commonly include various types of muscle strains, and sprains. More serious injuries may occur if the user sustains head, neck, or back injuries. These injuries often result from landing in an unsafe way on the trampoline.
Trampolines are also used in competitive sports and performing arts. These types of trampoline use often involve larger-sized trampolines that can accommodate multiple people. These activities may be associated with different types of injuries that are more closely related to sports-injuries, such as injuries resulting from repetitive use.
Various parties may be held liable for injuries resulting from trampoline usage. These may include:
Trampoline injury cases may result in a damages award for costs associated with the injury, such as hospital expenses or lost wages. However, defenses may exist in these cases, especially where the person has signed a liability waiver, which is common with trampoline leagues and competitions, or where the person has assumed the risk of injury.
Trampoline injuries can sometimes be quite serious and may require legal action. You may need to hire a personal injury lawyer in your area if you need assistance or guidance with an injury case. Your attorney can help research the laws in your area to determine what types of options and legal rights you have. Also, if you need to make any appearances in court or need to engage in negotiations, your attorney can represent you during those times.
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