We all know how much fun trampolines can be. You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy it. We even had one of our own at our house in Sacramento, California a couple years back. Recent studies have shown, however, that trampolines, although fun, may not be as safe as we would hope. One of the most dangerous effects of trampolines is the potential
One of the most dangerous effects of trampolines is the potential it has to cause spinal cord injury. At our Personal Injury Law Firm, we know that this is no small injury. A spinal cord injury, especially in children, can be a hard battle to face for those who are involved.
Recent reports have shown that actually falling off trampolines will often result in “crippling injury and/or death including paralysis from spinal cord injury”. Other factors that led to these types of injuries occurred from colliding with others on the trampoline and trampoline somersaults or stunts.
Statistics by the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons show that 246,875 injuries from trampoline accidents occur each year in the U.S. 186,405 of these injuries were sustained by children 14 years old or younger.
Like I said before, although trampolines can be fun, they can be quite dangerous as well. The internet is filled with images of people getting hurt using trampolines. Be careful with your children and help to ensure their safety by letting them know of the dangers associated with trampolines and by monitoring them if you do allow them to jump.
If you or someone you know have suffered from an injury because of someone else’s negligence, please give us a call at the Law Offices of Moseley Collins. We offer over thirty years of experience in this field and we are here to help.
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