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I Signed a Waiver and Was Injured; Now What?

You must sign a waiver when you enter an amusement, thrill, or recreational park. Trampoline parks across Philadelphia will have fun-loving families sign waivers. Many families do not expect anything to go wrong and will not even read the release. They enter the facility believing that all safety procedures are being followed correctly. While a waiver offers protections for minor injuries, it does not excuse the park from significant accidents and injuries.

Trampoline park waivers

Trampoline park waivers exempt the facility from minor injuries like a small cut or bruise. It does not exempt them from litigation for a significant injury. Liability waivers signed by a parent for a minor may be unenforceable. Keeping this in mind, it is not in your best interest to file a claim for a minor injury as you will not get much compensation. However, you will need to file a claim if your child sustains a significant injury like a severed foot or a concussion.

Proving negligence for an accident

Trampoline parks, like other premises, have a duty to keep all visitors safe by maintaining the premises. Staff must maintain the trampolines and have enough staff to supervise all guests. When they neglect to take the proper steps and actions, trampoline parks must ensure that there are no defective parts on the trampoline by inspecting the trampolines in the facility and replacing parts as needed. The owner and staff must place the trampoline out of order if they do not have the piece on the premises. There are several elements you will need to prove for a trampoline park accident claim to be successful, including:

  • The trampoline park had a duty of care to keep the injured party safe
  • They breached this duty of care
  • The breach resulted in the trampoline park guests suffering an injury
  • The injuries caused substantial stress and damage

Filing a lawsuit against a trampoline park

When you or a loved one suffers an injury at the trampoline park, timing is of the essence. There are statutes of limitations to consider, typically two to three years from the date of the accident. The law can vary depending on the kind of claim you file. You can file several different claim types against the trampoline park depending on how the accident happened, such as premises liability, product defect, or a personal injury lawsuit.

Another reason you must move quickly to file a claim is that surveillance footage will be vital to your claim and will not be available for long. Trampoline parks do not keep surveillance footage for long periods. However, if you have a Philadelphia trampoline accident attorney from the beginning, they will be able to have the trampoline park save the footage and make a copy for your case.

Who is liable?

The trampoline park is liable for some instances of negligence on the premises. In some cases, the trampoline manufacturer of another guest can be held responsible for their actions leading to your injury. Other guests in the park can cause an accident. Any of these parties can be held liable for an accident. Still, it will take the experience of a Philadelphia trampoline accident lawyer to determine who the negligent party is and file a claim against them.

Call a trampoline accident attorney in Philadelphia today!

There are many ways you can suffer an injury during what was supposed to be a fun outing with the family. Now you've spent hours in the hospital and will have to spend weeks helping your child recover from an injury they did not cause. Do not hesitate to contact our Philadelphia trampoline park accident attorney and schedule an initial consultation to discuss your options today. Kwartler Manus, LLC is dedicated to representing injured clients after an accident. We will fight for your rights to file a claim and obtain compensation for the medical condition and suffering you endure from the negligent acts of another party. Call our office today at (267) 214-8608 to schedule a consultation.

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