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Trampoline Accidents and Personal Injuries to Children – Duty to Maintain and Duty to Supervise

By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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In the United States, United Kingdom (England), and many other places, children love to play on trampolines. Unfortunately, children are injured on injuries every day. Many injuries can be avoided with better safety precautions and supervision. Children, especially young children, lack safety awareness. This is especially true when playing on trampolines. Jumping on a trampoline can be quite empowering for a child. Children often want to jump higher and higher. Children then try tricks like flips and jumping in and around each other. During these stunts or just regular jumping, children are injured.

One safety precaution that is vital is a safety net. Every trampoline should have a properly installed safety net. Furthermore, all trampolines should be assembled per manufacturer instructions and placed on a flat secure area. Thereafter, trampolines should be inspected and maintained on a regular basis. There is no substitute for proper adult supervision as well. Trampolines that are properly maintained with safety nets are still hazards for children if there is no adult supervision. You can read more about trampolines Dangers of Trampolines: Child Injuries and Safety Measures.