True Guarnieri Ayer, LLP
Call For A Free Consultation

This Is An Advertisement

Trampolines bring risk of injury with every jump

Trampolines abound throughout Kentucky; they come big and small, netted and open, and in various colors. In spite of their popularity, they are dangerous and can result in serious injuries, particularly to children.

Trampoline use results in about 90,000 emergency room visits every year around the country. The sheer volume of injuries caused by trampoline use means that most homeowners’ insurance companies will either not cover them at all, or will require an additional cost before coverage is provided.

The risks of trampolines have been well-recognized for over 40 years, which is when the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) began warning against their use. Even such a strong statement of warning hasn’t resulted in a lower use rate. Home trampolines and commercial trampoline facilities still abound.

Serious injuries are possible

Trampolines may be fun, but you have to wonder at what point the risks associated with using them outweighs any potential benefits (like exercise, fun, etc.). Given the high heights to which children can jump, the fact that kids often jump on them in tandem or in groups, the steel-coiled springs, the rigid aluminum frames and the stiff mat surfaces, it’s really no wonder that injuries occur with alarming frequency.

What may be surprising to most of us, however, is the type – and severity – of injuries that are possible. These include:

  • Broken bones (particularly arms, fingers, noses, ankles and toes)
  • Dislocation of the knees, hips, elbows and shoulders
  • Concussions and other brain trauma (both from striking the mat surface and from falling off the frame)
  • Lacerations requiring stitches or reconstructive surgery
  • Torn or sprained muscles
  • Ligament damage
  • Strains and sprains, particularly ankles and wrists

Fun as they may be, the fact remains that trampolines are dangerous. If your child is injured on one belonging to another person, you may have a legal cause of action. Contact a skilled personal injury attorney in your area for more information.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • Rated by Super Lawyers | J. Guthrie True |
  • Rated by Super Lawyers | Rising Stars | Whitney True Lawson |
  • Rated by Super Lawyers | Rising Stars |  Philip Lawson |
  • Distinguished AV | LexisNexis | Martindale-Hubbell | Peer Review Rated | For Ethical Standards and Legal Ability
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Kentucky Bar Association | 1871
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • American Board of Criminal Lawyers
  • Listed in Best Lawyers | The World's Premier Guide
  • Super Lawyers
Email Us For A Response

Ask Us Your Questions

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

To learn more about working with us, call 502-783-7662 for a free consultation today.

Office Location:

True Guarnieri Ayer, LLP
124 Clinton St
Frankfort, KY 40601

Phone: 502-783-7662
Fax: 502-605-9901
Frankfort Law Office Map

Office Number: