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What Are the Dangers of Trampolines and Trampoline Parks and Businesses to Children?

By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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Trampolines and trampoline businesses can be dangerous to children. Like other activities, it is important that safety precautions are taken and that proper supervision is in place for the children using the trampoline. Some amusement parks, theme parks, and trampoline recreation facilities have been sued due to “double jumping” which was permitted to take place. This occurs when one participant attempts to jump as one participant is landing. Some of these incidents have allegedly led to a leg fracture of a trampoline participant who was a child.

It has been reportd that over 92,000 emergency room visits were associated with trampoline injuries in 2010 according to statistics provided by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC). The American Academy of Pediatrics have recommended that trampolines should not be used in the home setting. This is a fairly strong statement considering the prevalence and use of trampolines in any given residential community in the United States. Medical professionals including those who are part of the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons notes that trampoline risks and injuries increase when more than one person uses the trampoline at one time. For additional information regarding this topic – see Trampoline Park Accidents and Lawsuits.

Because of the risks and dangers associated with trampolines, it is vital that supervision and safety precautions are always taken. If a child has been injured while using a trampoline at another person’s home or at a theme park, amusement park, or other location, a parent should contact a Child Injury Lawyer for advice, consultation, and legal representation.

The book titled – The ABCs of Child Injury – Legal Rights of the Injured Child – What Every Parent Should Know – has chapters on Amusement and Theme Park Injuries, Homeowner’s Insurance, and other topics. You can get this book for free at The ABCs of Child Injury.