The Dangers Of Bouncing
About a year has passed since the freak accident in which an inflatable bounce house was blown across a parking lot into a road as a result of a waterspout coming ashore in the Fort Lauderdale area. During the incident, an adult and three children were injured, one seriously. Fortunately, the most seriously injured child was released from the hospital after just a short stay, but as these types of recreational and party activities continue to gain in popularity, it stands to reason that accidents will continue to happen and injuries, some quite serious, will continue to occur. After the initial uproar about this Fort Lauderdale incident subsided, as these things tend to do, the public seems to forget about the dangers of these types of activities – until the next incident occurs.
From Bounce Houses To Trampolines – Similar Risks And Similar Injuries
Inflatable bounce houses offer the same types of risks as their cousin, the trampoline. Injuries sustained from playing on trampolines range from the very minor types such as bumps and bruises, including bruised egos, to broken bones, to the most serious of injuries – paralysis and even death. Past reports have indicated that children are the most often victims of trampoline injuries, but adults can be and have been hurt as well. As with bounce houses, the popularity of this equipment continues to grow. Its use not only for recreation but for fitness activities as well ensures that this is not likely to change anytime soon.
Staying Safe On Trampolines
Safety practices when using these pieces of recreational equipment can help reduce the risks of injuries; some of the tips include not flipping, not performing stunts, jumping one at a time, and not allowing young children to use the equipment. When children are permitted to be on the equipment, allowing use only under close supervision should be mandatory. One of the most effective safety practices is to only use trampolines with safety nets, but some trampolines are still sold without nets. Even when they are sold with a safety net, that does not always mean the buyer will actually use the safety net. Using the net and being sure to regularly inspect the safety netting and replace worn and/or frayed nets is of utmost importance in keeping jumpers safe.
We Can Help With Your Trampoline Injury Case
When you have been injured as a result of a trampoline accident, turn to the legal professionals at Boone & Davis in Fort Lauderdale to learn about your rights and responsibilities under Florida law. We handle all types of personal injury cases and know the types of tough questions to ask when dealing with unique cases such as these. From the day you first sit down with your trampoline accident attorney, you can be assured that you have the most competent representation available to handle your case. We will review the facts of your case and help you understand the legal process and what you can expect to happen. Reach out to us by phone at 954.556.5260 or contact us via our website to get started today towards a full recovery for your losses.