The winter is not ideal for playing outside, but children are going stir-crazy on the weekends and during winter break. All of this makes indoor trampoline parks a popular option. For a small fee, kids of all ages can jump, flip, and belly flop to their hearts' content. It seems like a harmless and affordable way to have fun until you get hurt, and the medical bills start pouring in. Premises liability lawsuits protect people who suffer accidental injuries at trampoline parks and on trampolines at private residences, but trampoline parks make every effort to prevent you from getting enough money to cover your accident-related medical expenses. If you got injured on a trampoline or another attraction at a trampoline park, contact a Spokane slip and fall accident lawyer.
How Can Something So Soft Be So Dangerous?
Trampolines are so much fun because they give you the feeling that you are flying. Likewise, a minor mishap on a trampoline carries less risk of catastrophic injury than a minor mishap involving other forms of recreation that make you feel like you are flying, such as bungee jumping or parasailing. Plenty of people visit trampoline parks multiple times per year without suffering a serious injury, but even if the trampoline park is in compliance with safety regulations, severe injuries are still possible. If a trampoline is not properly maintained, a guest can fall off and land on a hard surface, suffering serious injuries such as bone fractures or concussion. Likewise, if too many guests jump on the trampoline at the same time, they can get injured if they collide with each other or if a bigger child accidentally lands on a smaller one.
The trampolines are not the only hazard at trampoline parks. Many trampoline parks have other attractions, such as zip lines and rock-climbing walls. It is possible for guests to get seriously injured during these activities if their safety harnesses are not working properly or if employees do not ensure that guests meet the height and weight requirements for the ride.
Your Rights After a Trampoline Accident
According to premises liability laws, you have the right to seek damages if you get injured in a preventable accident at a place of business, including a trampoline park. Trampoline parks in Washington state often require guests to sign liability waivers, agreeing to resolve injury claims through arbitration. Arbitration between a business and an individual often means that the deck is stacked in favor of the business, which is all the more reason to hire a personal injury lawyer. Your lawyer can help you get the money you need through arbitration or else persuade the court to set aside the liability waiver.
Contact West Law Office About Premises Liability Cases
A premises liability lawyer can help you get the money to cover your injury-related financial losses if you were injured in an accident at a trampoline park. Contact West Law Office in Spokane, Washington, to find out more about your legal options.