A family has filed a personal injury lawsuit, blaming an indoor trampoline company for their son’s brain injuries. According to the lawsuit, the family’s 17-year-old boy suffered permanent damages while enjoying the facility’s trampoline slide last summer. The plaintiffs allege that a problem with the slide caused the boy’s injuries. Although this accident occurred out-of-state, recreational facilities in New Mexico are often dangerous too, and they can be the source of numerous life-altering accidents to unsuspecting victims.
In the instant lawsuit, the plaintiffs claim that a rip or tear in the slide caused their son to fall through and seriously injure himself. He fell approximately five feet, struck his head on the ground and suffered severe head and brain trauma as a result. The injury turned both his and his family’s lives upside down, according to the suit. He was forced to go through speech therapy and physical therapy during his recovery process.
According to a representative of the trampoline company, which is known as Cosmic Jump, the facility was not able to comment on the suit. However, the representative claimed that safety was of utmost importance to the facility. The family is far from convinced. Their position is that if the trampoline company’s top priority had been safety, then their son would not have suffered permanent damages.
When a New Mexico resident is injured and suffers permanent damages because a recreational facility fails to maintain its premises, families can seek justice under the law. By successfully litigating a personal injury claim, victims can receive financial assistance to pay for rehabilitation services. In some cases, they can also pursue punitive damages, attorneys’ fees and other costs resulting from their injuries.
Source: khou.com, Family sues indoor trampoline park after 17-year-old suffers serious head injury, Rekha Muddaraj, Feb. 17, 2014