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The Dangers of Trampolines

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More than a million emergency calls were made for trampoline-related injuries between 2002 and 2011, according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS).

Trampolining carries an enormous risk of injury and legal liability. We represent clients who have sustained serious extremity and neck injuries while using trampolines.

If you, or someone you love, has been injured as a result of an incident involving a trampoline, please contact us for a free case evaluation.

  • In 2014, medical, legal, liability, work loss, and pain and suffering costs related to trampoline injuries were estimated at nearly $9 billion, according to AAOS.
  • Nearly one-third of trampoline-related injuries involved fractures and attempting somersaults and flips on the trampoline are among the most common causes of permanent and devastating cervical spine injuries.
  • Many injuries occur even with supervision, and 75% of all trampoline injuries occur when multiple people are on the jumping surface at once, according to American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
  • Homeowners and private businesses should be put on notice that simply providing a trampoline for recreational use will likely submit them to legal liability should an injury occur.
  • Homeowners should also investigate whether their homeowner liability insurance policies cover the costs of injuries associated with trampoline use.

*Statistics were provided by American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS).