Traumatic Brain Injury At Trampoline Parks
Trampoline Parks Pose Risk For Traumatic Brain Injury
Trampoline parks are popular places for kids (and adults) to burn off energy and have some fun, but they aren’t without risk. One wrong fall on unsafe equipment could cause serious injury, as one family in Texas recently experienced. Their teenage son suffered traumatic brain injury after he fell through a hole in the trampoline canvas.
Traumatic brain injuries cause bleeding on the brain, skull fractures, and may cause cognitive decline and even personality changes. The family sued the trampoline park and eventually won an $11.5 million settlement to help pay for the son’s long-term medical expenses and loss of faculties.
Negligence Or Accident?
Sometimes accidents are just that, accidents. And there is no rhyme or reason for the incident to have occurred. At other times, the property owner may have been negligent in their duty to maintain a safe environment.
Every place of business has a duty to provide a safe environment for its customers but that doesn’t always happen. In the case of trampoline parks, things like worn netting or trampoline canvases that rip or inadequate side netting can cause patrons to fall off or through the trampoline. In those examples, the trampoline park would likely be found negligent in their duty to provide a safe environment.
If you are injured at an entertainment venue like a trampoline park, don’t fall into the trap of thinking that just because you signed a liability waiver you can’t pursue a lawsuit against the business. The waivers don’t apply when business owners allow dangerous conditions to exist on the property.
Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys Help You Fight For Your Rights
If you or a family member have been injured at a trampoline park or other type of entertainment venue and you think the injury happened due to unsafe conditions, contact a personal injury attorney at Eisenberg Law Offices. This is especially important if you have suffered a serious and life-changing event like a brain injury. If the business was negligent in its duty to provide a safe environment for guests, you may be entitled to compensation that can help pay for medical expenses, pain and suffering.