Taking your child to a birthday party or simply having fun on a trampoline in someone’s backyard can be enjoyable, occupying and recreational. A parent or guardian would probably expect their child to have good time and at worst have a scrapped knee or bumped head from all the excitement of multiple children getting on and off the equipment. However, without safety nets, adult supervision, ground pads, or other safety features, children risk varying health concerns.
When you need a San Diego trampoline accident attorney, you can count on Hiden, Rott & Oertle LLP to be by your side, working to secure the compensation you deserve.
What possible injuries can be sustained while using a trampoline?
You may have always known there were risks involved in trampolines, but we have the statistics to prove it.
Each year there are about 100 thousand trampoline related accidents. Of these accidents, 93 percent happen to children 16 and under. The injuries from these accidents can be severe. Commonly, we see sprains and/or fractures in arms and legs or worse. In one study, the Consumer Product Safety Review reports that trampolines caused an estimated 109,522 injuries. Of those injuries:
- children from 4 years old and younger sustained an estimated 15,541
- children from 5 to 14, an estimated 71,265
- older children and young adults 15 to 24, an estimated 14,571
- adults 25 to 64, an estimated 7,836
- adults 65 and older sustained an estimated 309 injuries.
About 104,729 of individuals of all ages who were injured were treated in emergency rooms and released. The rest, an approximately 4,793, were either hospitalized or dead on arrival.
What difficulties could you face:
If you or your child have been injured in a trampoline incident you may have to miss work and there will be medical expenses and recovery time. Even a relatively short recovery time could result in significant financial hardship for you and your dependents. You could find yourself owing medical bills due to deductibles, out of network labs, X-rays, physicians or specialists that are not covered by your insurance. Time off work for recovery or child care could further burden your financial situation.
If the injury was caused by inadequate adult supervision, a lack of safety equipment, or a failure to maintain the trampoline, you may wonder what your next steps are.
What to do now:
Reach out to Hiden, Rott & Oertle LLP to advise and walk you through what you need to do to be compensated for the time and expense the accident has taken from you. Even if you are not entirely certain what help or restitution you may be entitled to, contact us and we will counsel you on your next steps. We know that any injury is devastating. We just do not believe that you should be in financial jeopardy if an injury is caused by someone else’s negligence.