While jumping on a trampoline can be a fun and exciting activity for most, trampolines can also be very dangerous. The AAOS, or American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, advises that even highly trained athletes can be injured.
The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons even actually recommends that no one own a personal-use trampoline and they have gone as far as to say children should not be allowed to jump on them, especially unsupervised.
Emergency rooms in the U.S. see trampoline injuries constantly, and over the last 20 years, injury rates have skyrocketed, resulting in well over 100,000 trampoline injuries each year. A large portion of those injuries are spinal cord injuries and result in serious, life-long complications and damage.
Even though trampoline manufacturers have laid out strict regulations for trampoline use, and the manufacturers are carefully monitored under federal regulations, injuries continue to rise. In fact, 75% of all trampoline injuries occur to children under the age of 15.
Many of these injuries are things like broken bones, spinal cord injuries, head trauma, neck injuries, and even death. While most injuries are not severe, paralysis and death do unfortunately occur and a significant number of all trampoline injuries occur when multiple individuals are using the trampoline at the same time.
Trampoline Accident Injury Statistics
- The most recent statistics (from 2006) state that over 100,000 people are injured each year on home trampolines.
- 86,806 of those injuries occur in children ages 14 and under.
- A large portion of injuries that occur on trampolines are due to multiple users at the same time and attempting stunts on the trampoline.
- The cost of trampoline-related injuries is more than $4 billion dollars.
If you or your child have been injured on a trampoline, you may be entitled to compensation to cover the damages you have incurred and assist you through your recovery. Give our Indianapolis trampoline injury lawyers at Wagner Reese a call for more information and let our firm help you recover the compensation you deserve.
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