Florida Trampoline Injury Attorney
Trampolines can be a source of fun and recreation for kids and adults of all ages, yet they can also be dangerous. Indeed, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), “trampoline jumping has grown in popularity as a recreational activity,” and trampolines are located in a wide variety of locations, from private backyards to schools to gyms. Some people even visit “jump parks,” where the AAOS reports that trampoline-related injuries tend to be the most severe. If you or someone you love sustained injuries in a trampoline accident, you should seek advice from a Florida trampoline injury attorney who can help you with your case.
Understanding Florida Trampoline Injuries
Trampoline injuries are common, and according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there were more than 300,000 trampoline injuries in the U.S. in 2018 that required medical treatment, and more than 100,000 of those injuries required emergency department care. Most trampoline injuries are sustained by children, and nearly 90 percent of all trampoline injuries affect kids between the ages of 5 and 14, according to the AAOS.
Common Causes of Injuries in Florida Trampoline Accidents
The AAOS identifies the following as the most common causes of trampoline injuries:
- Falls on a trampoline;
- Injuries while performing somersaults or flips;
- Falls off the trampoline; and
- Falls into other people when two or more individuals are jumping on a trampoline at the same time.
Liability for a Florida Trampoline Injury
Who is liable for a trampoline injury in Florida? The answer will depend upon the facts of your case, but the following parties could be at fault for an injury:
- Business owner of a trampoline jump park who failed to properly maintain the equipment or failed to provide appropriate safety measures;
- Residential property owner who failed to property maintain the trampoline or failed to protect against children wandering onto the property and getting hurt on the trampoline; or
- Designer, manufacturer, or retailer of a defective trampoline.
Timeline for Your Florida Trampoline Lawsuit
Trampoline lawsuits, along with most other injury lawsuits in Florida, must be filed within four years from the date of the injury. Under Florida law, the clock on the statute of limitations will begin to tick on the date that the trampoline injury occurred. Within that four-year time window, you must file your lawsuit. Otherwise, if that four-year time window closes before you have filed your lawsuit, you can end up with a time-barred claim under Florida law. Once your claim has been time-barred, you cannot obtain financial compensation by filing a civil lawsuit.
To ensure that you file your trampoline accident claim in a timely manner, you should begin working with one of our trampoline injury attorneys in Florida as soon as possible.
Contact Our Florida Trampoline Injury Attorneys
Do you have questions about filing a trampoline accident lawsuit, or do you need assistance moving forward with your trampoline injury claim? Our experienced Florida trampoline injury lawyers are here to assist you. Do not hesitate to get in touch with our firm to learn more about the services we provide to injured plaintiffs in Florida. Contact Halpern Santos & Pinkert, P.A. for more information about filing a trampoline lawsuit.