Having a trampoline in your backyard can be a lot of fun, but it could be very dangerous too – both physically and financially.
According to USA TODAY, the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System estimates that 98,000 trampoline-related injuries occurred in 2009, the most recent year for which statistics are available, resulting in 3,100 hospitalizations. These injuries can put the homeowner at risk of being sued by the injured person’s family.
Although some homeowners insurance policies will provide coverage if someone is injured on your trampoline, others will not. Whitefence.com recently posted a good article providing homeowners necessary information about insurance protection if you have a trampoline in your backyard. Note that if you don’t have insurance coverage for your trampoline, you could personally be responsible for any injuries sustained by others while using your trampoline.
Investigate before you buy a trampoline for your yard. You may decide it is safer and wiser to leave the fun to indoor trampoline places or other people’s back yard.
Personal Injury Attorney Matthew Noyes represents those injured in trampoline accidents, car accidents, motorcycle crashes, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents and other types of personal injury matters. His Clearwater law firm – Perenich Caulfield Avril Noyes – is one of the oldest personal injury law firms in Pinellas County. Call Attorney Matthew Noyes now at 727-796-8282 or simply click here to schedule a free case consultation.