Trampoline parks are popping up in just above every area. For kids, they are loads of fun. However, as a parent, you know that trampolines can sometimes be dangerous. One of the worst feelings as a parent is for your concerns about trampoline parks to surface in the form of an injury. If your child is hurt at one of these centers, the law is on your side. Learn who might be liable for your child's injuries to discover how you should move forward.
Responsibility to Monitor
All parents have an obligation to monitor their child when they are at an activity center. Consider a situation where a child slips and sprains their ankle while running through the building, for example.
Assume that the center has signage that prohibits running inside the building. If the parent did not prevent their child from running, their injuries might not be the result of an issue with the center, but a failure on the part of the parent to monitor their child.
The trampoline park is responsible for ensuring that all their equipment is in good working order. For example, all the nets must be free of any imperfections, such as rips or tears. In the event there is any damage, the center must take immediate steps to replace the net.
If a rip results in a child falling through the hole and injuring themselves, a lack of maintenance is likely to blame. As a result, the trampoline park would be considered responsible for the child's injuries.
Maintenance is only the first part of the trampoline park's responsibility. The center must also do their part to ensure there is proper nuisance control. In the world of law, a nuisance is a form of a hazard. Trampolines fall into this category. Businesses have a legal requirement to control any nuisances that could be attractive to a child.
For example, the center could put a gate around the trampoline area to prevent younger children from gaining access to the trampolines. A center that does not do their part to control these nuisances is not in compliance and may be responsible for any injuries that occur as a result of their failure.
If your child was hurt, you need to seek the assistance of an attorney as soon as possible. Even if the trampoline park is responsible for your child's injuries, there are statutes of limitations that control how long you have to bring forward a claim. Speak with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible.