Over the past few years, trampoline parks have become increasingly popular. Whether visiting for birthday parties and special events or just hanging out with friends, many children enjoy spending time here. Not only is this a great place to play with friends, but children get exercise and burn energy. However, if you or your child are injured at one of these locations, you may not know how to proceed or whether or not you can file a suit with the help of an Ouachita Parish, Louisiana personal injury lawyer. The following blog explores what you must know about these circumstances.
What Kind of Injuries Can Occur at Trampoline Parks?
Unfortunately, there are a number of injuries that one can suffer at a trampoline park due to the nature of these locations. Despite the seemingly safe nature of these locations, injuries can occur. These injuries include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Broken bones
- Friction burns
- Neck injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Back injuries
Whether these are caused by negligent staff refusing to enforce rules, broken equipment, or unsafe conditions, these injuries can impact victims for long periods of time. Unfortunately, many of these injuries can cause life-long pain. Additionally, the injured party may be unable to enjoy the things they once participated in because of their injuries.
Can the Park Be Held Liable if I Signed a Waiver?
In some instances, injuries are the result of accidents, like your child landing wrong and hurting their ankle. No one can be held liable for these injuries because they are an assumed risk of participating in and using this equipment.
However, if the staff assigned to oversee the use of the trampolines were not paying attention and that leads to injury, the company can be held liable for the injuries that occur. Additionally, if the trampoline is not assembled properly or maintained and that causes harm, the company, manufacturer, and designer can be held responsible for injuries that occur.
You may assume that because you signed a waiver, you cannot pursue compensation. However, these are not always enforced by the courts, as they often use language that makes it seem as though, regardless of fault, the company cannot be sued. If the negligence of the company leads to the injuries you or your child have suffered, the waiver may not be upheld.
If you are injured, contacting an experienced personal injury attorney from Breithaupt, DuBos, & Wolleson, LLC is critical to recovering the justice you deserve. We understand how formidable these issues can be, and we will do everything possible to challenge the waiver’s validity. Contact our firm today to learn how we can assist you through these tough times to help you recover the compensation you deserve.