What can be more exciting for children than being invited to a birthday party at an indoor trampoline park? Unfortunately, many parents in Lafayette are unaware of the personal injury risks linked to these facilities. An investigative news team in another state looked at the numbers of ER visits that resulted from injured jumpers over three years, and also the types of injuries children suffered.
The outcome of the study showed that the number of 911 calls from trampoline parks in one area exceeded 300 over that period. The investigators noted that hundreds more go unrecorded because parents rush their injured child to the hospitals themselves. The injuries included fractured ankles, a severed foot, broken neck and traumatic brain injuries. One child suffered a broken femur, and others suffered dislocated knees and shoulders, or fractured legs, arms and back injuries.
Holding an indoor trampoline park liable for damages can be a daunting task because customers are typically forced to sign intimidating liability waivers. Sky Zone's disclaimer -- which might have been changed since -- stated that its facilities are inherently and obviously dangerous. The waiver warns that potential injuries include serious emotional and physical injuries, paralysis and even the possibility of fatal injuries.
Although the Louisiana civil justice system allows victims of injuries that were caused by the negligence of others to pursue financial relief, it might be wise to secure legal counsel when taking on an indoor trampoline park in the Lafayette area. An experienced personal injury attorney can assess the circumstances and determine the viability of the claim. Whether through arbitration or a lawsuit, the lawyer will work to recover maximum financial and emotional damages on behalf of a client.