Indoor trampoline parks have been a fun recreational outing for years now. With that rise in popularity has come a rise in the number of accidents attributed to trampolines. The number of accidents rose from fewer than 600 in 2010 to 6,932 in 2014. Still, most injuries occur from home trampolines when compared to the rate of injury in trampoline parks. Sprains and fractures are the most common kinds of injuries suffered at both trampoline parks and at home. Most parks require parents to sign a waiver absolving them of any injury, but as WSB radio reports, one Tennessee family is suing a trampoline park for the injuries their son sustained.
Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park in Cordova, Tennessee is facing a $750,000 lawsuit brought by the family of a young boy who was injured.
According to the lawsuit, the young boy put on the harness and was told that he was ready to go on the rope course. The employee that told him he was ready to go failed to secure the lanyard rope to prevent the boy from falling.
The boy fell and suffered serious injuries to his legs that according to the lawsuit, left him permanently disabled.
Urban Air has refused to comment on the lawsuit but does say that the family signed a waiver. The waiver warns parents and patrons of the risks associated with play in the park. After signing the waiver, parents also acknowledge that Urban Air will not pay any medical costs associated with injuries patrons may receive.
The family says that the $750,000 will cover all current, past, and future medical costs associated with the injury. The amount will also cover the wages lost when the parents had to stay home from work to care for their child.
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