There are more than a few videos circulating online of bounce houses uprooting and rolling across the ground, floating over houses and carrying small children away. These horrifying videos alone are enough to keep some parents from letting their kids jump in these inflated death traps.
However, the popularity of bounce houses is going up. With this increased popularity comes the increased risks of serious injuries. While the potential of these types of accidents is extremely low, it is still there, and if your child is injured, you may wonder who is liable.
When a question of liability comes up, it has to be determined if the child suffered an injury because of negligence. Liability depends on several factors, including:
- How the injury happened
- Who was in charge of supervising the children
- What type of contract was in effect between the renter and the company
- If the safety guidelines for use were provided and followed
- If potentially dangerous weather conditions could have been anticipated
The family of the injured child has to be able to prove that one, or several, of the parties who were responsible, didn’t act with a reasonable level of care and that those actions or the lack of action caused the injury.
Hiring an Attorney to Help
If your child was injured because of a bouncy house and you believe that the injury resulted because someone acted in a negligent manner, then it is best to contact a personal injury attorney for assistance. The attorney can investigate the cause of the accident and determine if negligence occurred. In many cases, it can be difficult to determine whether or not negligence was a factor by speaking with an attorney.
Preventing Bounce House Injuries
It takes planning and attention to detail to ensure a happy and safe bounce house experience for children. If a child is injured, regardless of if reasonable care was used by the supervisor or operator to prevent the accident and resulting injury will determine whether or not liability exists. If the company or person should have reasonably understood that an accident may occur but did nothing, then that person or company may be found liable for the damages and injuries that occurred.
There are a number of factors and considerations to make when it comes to proving negligence in a bounce house. It can be an extremely involved process that may require an extensive investigation. If you or someone you love has suffered an injury in a bounce house, because of the negligence of another person, then you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Don’t wait to take action, as the time you have to file a claim is limited.
If you are ready to have your case reviewed, contact the attorneys at Fetterman & Associates PA by calling (561) 845-2510. Knowing your rights and having an attorney to help you with the case will pay off and help you acquire the compensation you deserve.