Trampolines are increasingly popular amongst adults, teens, and children. Unfortunately, most people are completely unaware of just how dangerous trampolines are. Researchers have determined that over one million individuals visited the emergency room for injuries caused by a trampoline between 2002 and 2011. It’s crucial that homeowners understand they may be liable when someone is injured on a trampoline in their home.
Trampoline Accidents and Injury Liability
Homeowners will be liable for injuries arising from negligence. As a property owner, you have a duty to take reasonable steps ensuring your backyard trampoline is safe. You may be considered negligent if you fail to keep your trampoline in good condition or neglect to warn guests about safety concerns. Never allow anyone to play on a trampoline that is damaged, old, cracked, broken or has any metal pieces exposed.
It’s advised that children and teenagers should be supervised while playing, and it’s safer to only allow one individual on the trampoline at a time. Although it may be easy to overlook, don’t allow kids under the age of six to play on a trampoline.
Additionally, courts consider backyard trampolines to be an “attractive nuisance.” An attractive nuisance is an object that draws the attention of young children and requires a greater duty of care when protecting people from injuries.
Personal Injury Attorneys in New Jersey
Our New Jersey personal injury law firm has helped numerous clients gain the financial compensation they deserve when they’ve been injured by someone else’s negligence. If you or a loved one was injured in a trampoline-related accident, then contact our law office now at 732-442-5900 to determine your legal options.
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