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November 29, 2022

Altitude Trampoline Park Accidents

Parents are always looking for ways to entertain kids, especially if there’s physical activity involved.  They can run off energy, increase their cardio performance, and stay fit.  Indoor activities are great for a rainy day, or anytime really.  There are a handful of Altitude Trampoline Parks in the greater Dallas area, including those located in Richardson, Cedar Hill, and Fort Worth, and these are quite popular among consumers today.

The parks test kids’ aerial and acrobatic skills as they jump on wall-to-wall trampolines and enjoy other physical activities including:

  • Extreme dodgeball
  • Trampoline basketball
  • Gladiator-style duels on the Battle Beam
  • Monkey bars
  • Valo (video) Jump
  • Clip ‘n’ Climb wall climbing
  • Ninja course
  • Warped Wall
  • Wipeout spinning wheel
  • Flip ‘n’ Run
  • Reaction wall
  • Zip line
  • Foam pit
  • Slackline tightrope walking
  • Stunt bag
  • Ropes course
  • Laser maze
  • Mini golf
  • Log roll
  • Trapeze swing
  • Inflatable court.

But what happens when there are Altitude theme park accidents and someone gets hurt?  Injuries can be serious or even life-threatening.  When this happens, hiring a personal injury attorney may be a smart move.  The skilled and experienced lawyers at Crain Brogdon, LLP can assess your situation and explain your legal options.  You or your family member could be entitled to financial compensation for the harm you have suffered.  To learn more about how we can help, call us for a free initial consultation at 214-522-9404.

Why Choose Us

Crain Brogdon, LLP is a law firm made up of award-winning attorneys who excel in their fields of legal specialty.  We have won $355 million in settlements and jury awards on behalf of our clients since the firm’s founding in 2001.  Those millions of dollars helped injured clients and their families put their lives back together after tragedies.

Our attorneys have successfully led various major legal associations as president or influential board members. Attorney Quentin Brogdon and Attorney Robert Crain have achieved the highest rating, an AV rating, from Martindale-Hubbell.

For contributions to educating lawyers in Texas, the State Bar of Texas Continuing Legal Education Program awarded Attorney Quentin Brogdon the Standing Ovation Award. While Attorney Robert Crain gave pro bono representation of 9/11 World Trade Center Victims.

There are few attorneys in Dallas as skilled and experienced as our legal team at Crain Brogdon, LLP.  We have achieved outstanding case results, and we provide top-notch client service.  We understand that being injured in an accident can have life-altering consequences.  Our legal team is professional, compassionate, and willing to go the extra mile to get the justice you deserve.

The attorneys at Crain Brogdon, LLP are leaders in the legal field, serving as president and influential board members of several professional associations.

How We Can Help

A skilled trampoline park injury lawyer will fight for your rights.

Our attorneys will never be outdone when it comes to preparing a lawsuit.  We work tirelessly to put together a powerful case for each of our clients.  We will:

  • Gather evidence
  • Conduct an accident site investigation
  • Review police reports
  • Interview eyewitnesses
  • Gather medical records and prognosis reports
  • Prepare you and accompany you to depositions
  • Research relevant statutes and case law
  • Hire expert witnesses, if needed
  • Negotiate aggressively with defendant’s representatives
  • Take a case to trial and argue in front of a jury, if needed.

We will build a strong legal case on your behalf, and we’ll leave no stone unturned in fighting for your rights.  Let us do the legal heavy lifting while you focus on recovering and getting your life back to normal.  After all, that’s why you hired us.  We will focus on the law and the courts, while you focus on your family, your home, and your health.

FAQs: Trampoline Park Accidents

When it comes to personal injury and premises liability cases, our attorneys hear a lot of the same questions over and over, so we’ve provided answers to some of those common questions here.  We hope it’s helpful.

How many people are injured each year on trampolines?

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there were more than 300,000 medically treated trampoline injuries in 2018—this includes more than 110,000 visits to the emergency room.  While most trampoline injuries happen on home trampolines, injuries sustained at jump parks tend to be more severe.

What percentage of trampoline injuries happen at indoor jumping parks?

Roughly 34% of trampoline injuries occur in trampoline parks, and 55% of trampoline park injuries involve fractures or dislocations.

Who gets hurt most often on trampolines?

Research shows that nearly two-thirds of the victims were children 6 to 14 years of age. About 15 percent of injuries involved young children under 6 years old.  More than three-quarters of trampoline injuries occur when two or more children are jumping at the same time and collide.

How do trampoline injuries happen?

Common causes of trampoline injuries include:

  • Falling on the trampoline mat, frame, or springs
  • Falling off the trampoline onto the ground or another hard surface
  • Attempting somersaults, flips, and other risky stunts that go wrong.

How many trampoline parks are there in America?

Trampoline parks in the U.S. are a $654 million industry.  It’s estimated that there are more than 700 parks across the nation, employing more than 6,600 people.

What’s the average settlement for a trampoline injury?

There is no “average” settlement amount in these claims because each case is unique and involves a different set of facts.  Generally, the more severe the injury, the higher the payout.  The best way to determine what your case might be worth is to talk to an experienced personal injury attorney and ask for an analysis.

Will my case be handled by an experienced attorney or a junior staff member?

At Crain Brogdon LLP, we provide high-level legal services that include meeting with senior-level attorneys.  Unlike huge, multi-state and national law firms, you will get our full and immediate attention rather than being left on your own with a junior staffer.

While trampoline parks can be lots of fun, they can also spell disaster.  Most visitors are unaware of the hidden dangers.  If you and your family enjoy trampoline recreational activities, be sure to wear safety gear and follow all posted safety signs.

Potential Trampoline Injuries

Altitude Trampoline Parks offer tens of thousands of square feet of activity space designed to test a person’s aerial and acrobatic skills.  But recreational trampoline parks are not without risk, and sometimes accidents happen.  Whether colliding with another person or getting injured on a piece of faulty equipment, other people’s negligence can result in an injury to you or your family member.  Some common trampolining and sports facility injuries include:

  • Concussions
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Broken bones
  • Cuts & lacerations
  • Internal bleeding
  • Eye injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Wrongful death.

Any of these injuries can result in mounting medical bills and an uncertain future.  Rehabilitation can take weeks, months, or even longer.  And in some devastating cases, a person can lose their life.  Before going to a trampoline park, review safety measures with your children and make sure they are wearing appropriate clothing.  Encourage kids to take a break, hydrate, and rest for a few minutes between jumping sessions.  An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Problems at Other Altitude Trampoline Parks

In North Carolina, NBC News reported that an 18-year-old man sustained injuries while playing at an Altitude Trampoline Park in Gastonia, N.C.  This was the same facility where a 12-year-old boy died after falling from a climbing wall in 2019.  A 13-year-old boy fractured two separate bones in his right leg while jumping from a rock-climbing wall into a foam pit at the Altitude Trampoline Park in Odessa, TX in 2018.

What Does Premises Liability Mean?

Property owners and business owners have a responsibility to create and maintain a safe environment that is free of hazards so that visitors to the property don’t suffer an injury.  This responsibility is known as “premises liability,” because the owners can be held liable for accidents that occur on their property.  Accidents can include slip-and-fall injuries, collisions with another person or object, or injury on a piece of equipment.

Damages You May Be Entitled To

If you’ve sustained Altitude Trampoline Park injuries, you may be entitled to financial compensation, including economic and non-economic damages.  Examples of these include:

Economic

  • Medical bills
  • Future medical care
  • Lost wages and loss of future earnings, if applicable

Non-Economic

  • Pain and suffering
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • PTSD
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

In some cases, but not all, a judge can also award punitive damages.These are designed to punish a defendant for egregious disregard for the safety of others and to send a warning to other people and businesses who may be tempted to do the same thing.

The amount of compensation for your case depends on several factors, including:

  • The severity of your injuries
  • Cost of medical care now and in the future
  • Number of defendants
  • Amount of time off work, if applicable
  • Whether punitive damages are imposed to punish the defendant(s)
  • Amount of property damage, if any.

Crain Brogdon, LLP will fight to get the compensation you’re entitled to.  We are tough negotiators and skilled litigators, and we won’t rest until we’ve achieved the best outcome possible in your case.

Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Cases in Texas

The statute of limitations for premises liability and personal injury claims in Texas is two years (Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code section 16.003).  The clock begins running on the date of the trampoline accident or from the date you were diagnosed with injuries caused by the accident. If you miss the two-year window to file a claim, a court could dismiss your case.  So don’t delay if you’ve been injured while at a trampoline park.

Contact Our Skilled Attorneys Today

If you or a loved one has sustained injuries in an Altitude Trampoline Park accident, we want to hear from you.  Our skilled and experienced personal injury lawyers have represented hundreds of clients who have been hurt during recreational and leisure activities.  You don’t have to face mounting medical bills and an uncertain future all by yourself.  Our legal team is compassionate, professional, and engaged with each of our clients and is always on hand to answer your questions and take your calls.  We understand that the legal system can feel overwhelming, and that’s why we’re here to walk beside you every step of the way.  To find out more about what your case could be worth, call us for a free consultation at 214-522-9404.

Attorney Quentin Brogdon

Attorney Quentin BrogdonQuentin Brogdon has over thirty years of experience and expertise in the field of personal injury trial law. He is board certified in both personal injury trial law and civil trial advocacy. Quentin has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating. This rating reflects an attorney’s ethics and abilities according to reviews from fellow attorneys. [ Attorney Bio ]