Free Consultation - Call Now: 

June 13, 2022

As parents, a lot of us take our children to trampoline parks or jump zones.  They certainly appear safe with all the padding on the springs and foam jump pits. 

However, did you know in 2017 injuries at jump zones resulted in 18,000 emergency room visits?  In the last 7 years, six people have died as a result of injuries received in these trampoline parks.

What makes trampolines unsafe?  Parks are usually open for those ages 5 years and up.  There is a high risk of springs or fractures in the arms or legs, as well as head and neck injuries.  The American Academy of Pediatrics strong discourages the use of trampolines at home. 

People who have jumped into shallow foam pits have sustained broken necks and other serious life-threatening injuries including paralysis.  If the pit is not deep enough and you strike your head on a hard surface, a fractured neck can result.  These injuries sometimes result in lifelong paralysis.  Never jump in a foam pit where there is even the slightest chance your head could strike the bottom.

Head and neck injuries account for up to 17 percent of all trampoline injuries.  One out of every 200 trampoline injuries results in neurological damage.  Most injuries occur when multiple people are on the mat.  The safest is for one person to jump at a time with multiple spotters.  Also, avoid somersaults and flips on the trampoline. 

Most of these trampoline parks advertise to drop your kids off for the evening.  It sounds like a great way for mom and dad to have a night out.  But at what cost?  Are all the staff watching the young kids jump on the same mat as the older kids?  Are they making sure they are avoiding somersaults?  Are they monitoring how high they jump?  Are they monitoring every time they jump in a foam pit?  What if two siblings start arguing or trying to outdo the other?  Sibling rivalry is a part of growing up.  What is not a part of growing up is when it gets to the point where one child is seriously injured.

If you, someone you know or someone you love has sustained injuries in a trampoline park, please contact the law office of Heintz & Becker, 941-748-2916.  You will receive courteous and prompt attention from our team.


No Fees Or Costs Unless We Get Results

905 6th Avenue West
Bradenton, FL 34205

Phone: 941-748-2916
Fax: 941-746-4281
Map & Directions

By Appointment Only

2033 Main St, Ste 406
Sarasota, FL 34237

Phone: 941-238-0093
Fax: 941-746-4281
Map & Directions

Attorney Advertising | Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.