Trampolines can be a fun way for people to exercise, and are an essential training tool for athletes such as divers and gymnasts. Unfortunately, these devices can also be very dangerous and cause serious injuries if misused or improperly designed or manufactured. When people are injured on a trampoline, they can suffer injuries ranging from cuts and bruises to more serious issues like concussions or spinal injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a trampoline, you may have a legal claim against the manufacturer, owner of the trampoline, or perhaps another party or parties. In order to determine whether or not you have a claim, you should consult with an attorney with experience handling personal injury cases. The attorneys of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are available to consult with people injured in trampoline accidents at no charge.
Fortunately for consumers, there are steps that people can take to ensure that trampoline use is as safe as possible. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a safety alert regarding trampoline safety and how people can avoid injury. The agency recommends that people:
- Use the trampoline one at a time
- Do not attempt or allow somersaults
- Do not use trampoline without pads covering the springs, hooks, or frame
- Place the trampoline away from structures or other obstacles such as trees
- Do not allow children under 6 to use trampolines
- Always supervise children using a trampoline
- Use an enclosure that can prevent injuries from falls off of the trampoline
Contact a Fayette County personal injury attorney for a free consultation
Injuries caused by trampolines can be serious and may result in long term complications. Whether you have a claim depends on many factors, and if you have been injured you should contact an experienced Fayette County personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Because personal injury claims are subject to a strict statute of limitations, it is important to file a claim as soon as possible after you determine you have an injury. To schedule a consultation with one of our personal injury lawyers, call the Law Offices of Shane Smith today at (770) 487-8999.