The American Academy of Pediatrics is urging parents not to let their kids use trampolines for recreational use. According to the academy, trampolines caused almost 100,000 injuries in 2009. Researchers also found that netting and other safety features that manufacturers have added to trampolines do not reduce the injury risk for children.
Data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) shows that children under the age of six are at the greatest risk for injury, they account for one-fourth of all emergency room evaluations. Young children tend to have more severe injuries such as fractures to the legs and spine. Research has shown that when kids fall from trampolines the results can be catastrophic, sometimes causing life-altering injuries such as neurologic damage.
If your child has been injured on a trampoline due to another person’s negligence, you may be eligible for financial or legal recourse. Contact The Eichholz Law Firm to day to explore your legal options. After hearing the details of your child’s injury, one of our personal injury attorneys will guide you on your next course of action.
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