The popularity of trampoline parks has exploded, and families still enjoy trampolines at home. But they are notorious for causing very serious, and even fatal injuries. CBS News reports that at least six people have died from trampoline park injuries in the last seven years. Spinal cord injuries are among the most serious trampoline injuries and can result in paralysis or death. Lack of supervision and dangerous behavior are often behind trampoline injuries, but defective or poorly maintained trampolines pose a real treat as well. And, what constitutes dangerous behavior on a trampoline is often what people consider normal trampoline use, such as more than one jumper at a time and doing tricks such as flips.
Common Causes of Trampoline Spinal Cord Injuries
Some of the most common causes of spinal cord injuries occurring on trampolines include:
- Jumpers colliding into each other (most common)
- Falling off the trampoline
- Falling on trampoline springs
Consequences of Trampoline Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries can be fatal and those who survive can be permanently disabled. The lifetime costs of spinal cord injuries can be in the millions of dollars. While spinal cord injuries are serious enough on their own, the collisions and other accidents that cause spinal cord injuries on trampolines can cause other injuries as well, including brain injuries and open fractures, causing more complications and making recovery much more difficult.
If you or someone you love has suffered a serious trampoline injury, please call the law offices of J. Ransdell Keene at 800-597-9247 or email us today to schedule your free consultation and learn more about how we can help you and your family recover the compensation you deserve.