For many families in Florida and throughout the United States, trampolines represent a great source of fun. But they can also be dangerous. If you or someone close to you has been injured in a trampoline accident, we can help. At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, we will thoroughly examine the facts of your case and provide you with an honest assessment of your claim. You can trust that we are committed to representing trampoline injury victims.
A study from an Indiana University School of Medicine researcher finds that from 2002 to 2011, accidents on backyard trampolines accounted for almost 289,000 visits to emergency rooms for broken bones. Over the 10-year time frame, the report found that trampolines caused an estimated 288,876 fractures, at a cost of more than $400 million. Trampoline injuries can take place in a number of ways, including:
- Crashing into another person on a trampoline;
- Crashing into a fence or surrounding hazards;
- Landing improperly while jumping on a trampoline;
- Falling off a trampoline; or
- Falling on a trampoline’s springs or frame.
Many trampoline injuries occur at a friend’s home or a trampoline park. When this is the case, you may be able to file a premises liability claim against the property owner for negligence. Negligence is a failure to exercise reasonable care, resulting in harm to a victim. Reasonable care is defined as how a prudent person would act under the same or similar circumstances. For example, when you send your child to a friend’s house, you expect that a parent or someone else will be watching the children to make sure they are safe. As a result, if your child sustained a trampoline injury due to lack of supervision, you may be able to file a lawsuit.
If the faulty manufacturing or design of the trampoline caused an injury, you may be able to file a product liability claim. These types of claims are designed to hold a manufacturer or seller liable for placing a defective product into the stream of commerce and ultimately into the hands of a consumer. Product liability claims can be divided in the following ways: manufacturing defects, design defects, and failures to warn.
A manufacturing defect refers to an error that is made in the assembly of a product, leading to an item that does not match others made in the same line. A design defect, on the other hand, refers to a basic flaw in a product’s design, which makes it intrinsically dangerous to users. A failure to warn claim may be appropriate when a manufacturer does not give consumers adequate information about its product’s use, leading to a preventable injury.
If you or a loved one has been hurt using a trampoline, it is important to reach out to a seasoned Miami product liability attorney. We can examine the facts of your case and come up with a strategy suited to your situation. You can rest assured that we will try to get you the compensation you deserve for your harm. We proudly represent clients across South Florida. To discuss your case in more detail, do not hesitate to call us at 1-877-499-HURT (4878) or reach out to us online today.
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