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Trampoline Park Injuries: What You Need to Know

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Trampoline Park InjuriesBUFFALO, N.Y. – Trampoline parks are hopping with children and parents love them: they believe bounce parks are a safe way to get the kids out of the house to blow off some energy. But indoor trampolines can often be extremely dangerous for children.

According to a new study in Pediatrics, more kids are being rushed to emergency rooms after an accident at a bounce park. Using data from a government injury surveillance system, researchers found that injuries jumped from about 600 incidents in 2010 to almost 7,000 in 2014.

A Buffalo personal injury lawyer at Cellino & Barnes says hundreds of parks have been built since 2010, coinciding with the spike in accidents.

“In just four years, the number of trampoline parks has increased seven-fold and several have been constructed here in Buffalo,” personal injury lawyer Steve Barnes said. “Sprains are some of the most common injuries but sometimes the accident is serious and the park could be held financially liable.”

Doctors and lawyers say some of the most serious injuries they’ve encountered were head injuries or spinal cord trauma. According to the study author, some accidents have resulted in permanent paralysis and surgery.

Although bounce parks have been found responsible for dozens of injuries around the country, the majority of trampoline-related accidents happened at home; but researchers noted that those accidents did not significantly increase over the four-year span of the study.

Trampolines in general are relatively dangerous for children, researchers said. In fact, The American Academy of Pediatrics has publicly denounced trampoline use for all children. However, if children do start bouncing on a trampoline, the academy advises parents to supervise and its doctors have urged kids not to do flips or have more than one jumper on a single trampoline.

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