Des Moines Trampoline Injury Attorneys
Helping You Regain Control of Your Life & Health
Back in 1999, the American Academy of Pediatrics released an advisory against the use of backyard trampolines. Despite that recommendation more than two decades ago, trampolines are still incredibly popular accessories - the trampoline industry still reports almost 500,000 sales a year.
Unfortunately, injuries sustained from trampoline-related injuries can be life-changing. If you or your child were injured in a trampolining accident, you deserve compensation for the accident.
When Do Trampoline Injury Cases Occur?
Obviously, it's not common for parents to try and pursue trampoline injury cases when they or their child are injured on a trampoline they own. However, there are several instances in which an individual may wish to pursue a trampoline injury case:
- When a parent's child is injured using a trampoline at another location, such as a friend's house, due to the negligence of the other party who owns the trampoline.
- When somebody a parent knows utilizes a trampoline the parents own in an unsafe way that results in the injury of a child.
- When an individual sells a parent or some other individual a trampoline that they know is faulty in some way, and those faults cause an injury to someone who uses the trampoline.
- Alternatively, when an individual who owns a trampoline they know is faulty still allows an individual to utilize it, resulting in the injury of whoever uses the trampoline.
It may be possible for parents or individuals injured in a trampoline-related incident to gain different types of compensation from receiving a favorable judgment in a trampoline injury case. For example, the injured party may obtain compensation from the responsible party for any medical treatment, court fees and attorney costs, etc.
How Do I Prove Liability in a Trampoline Injury Case?
The circumstances of trampoline injuries vary on a case-by-case basis. As such, few trampoline cases look alike, and your path toward victory in a trampoline injury case may be specific to the situation surrounding the injury. Generally, however, individuals must prove that the person overseeing the trampoline's use or who sold it was negligent, and that negligence caused the injuries.
As we cover on our premises liability page, homeowners have a duty to take reasonable steps to ensure that equipment on the premises is either functioning well or that any visitors are made aware of faults equipment on the premises possess. If a trampoline owner or seller fails to make individuals who use the trampoline aware of any faults with the equipment, they could be responsible for injuries sustained on it.
That ties into the second factor in trampoline injury cases, causation, nicely. Plaintiffs in a trampoline injury case must prove that the owner or seller's negligence caused the injuries.
In situations where a trampoline user acted in a clearly responsible way, it may be harder for plaintiffs to obtain compensation in a personal injury dispute.
At Hope Law Firm, our Des Moines trampoline injury attorneys can help you pursue the best possible outcome in your personal injury case.
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