Bicycles, skateboards, scooters, trampolines. There are many ways to keep children active outdoors on summer days. The pandemic has helped boost the sales of these popular outdoor toys. It’s also caused a big increase in related injuries.
Serious trampoline-related injuries in children can vary. They include broken bones, concussions, head and neck trauma, sprains, and strains. So-called “high energy” falls can cause serious, permanent spinal injuries. Think botched attempts at somersaults and flips.
Small children are 14 times more likely to get hurt on a trampoline than big kids. Three-quarters of injuries happen when multiple children are jumping at once.
The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests they aren’t toys. In fact, they recommend trampolines for athletes only. This includes supervised training for sports like diving or gymnastics.
If you, or someone you know, has ever been injured while using a trampoline, you should consult a personal injury lawyer about the potential liability of the manufacturer and retailer. SUGARMAN has a team of dedicated personal injury attorneys who represent those who have been injured. If you have been hurt in an accident and wish to speak to one of our attorneys, please fill out a Contact Form, call us at (617) 542-1000 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.