Michigan Trampoline Injuries
Have you taken a look at Michigan’s trampoline statute? Whether you have a trampoline in your own house or your kids enjoy using your neighbor’s, you should have a conversation about the duties imposed by this statute. Statutes like these make it much more difficult to sue someone for negligence because there’s a duty imposed by law that dictates what is reasonable.
691.1735. Duties of trampoliner
Sec. 5. While in a trampoline court, a trampoliner shall do all of the following:
(a) Maintain reasonable control of his or her speed and course at all times.
(b) Read and follow all posted signs and warnings.
(c) Avoid bodily contact with other trampoliners or spectators.
(d) Not run on trampolines, over pads, or on platforms.
(e) Refrain from acting in a manner that may cause injury to others.
(f) Not participate in a trampoline court when under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
(g) Properly use all trampoline court safety equipment provided.
(h) Not participate in a trampoline court if he or she has a preexisting medical condition, a bone condition, a circulatory condition, a heart or lung condition, a back or neck condition, high blood pressure, or a history of spine, musculoskeletal, or head injury, if he or she has had recent surgery, or if she may be pregnant.
(i) Remove inappropriate attire, including hard, sharp, or dangerous objects, such as buckles, pens, purses, or badges.
(j) Conform with or meet height, weight, or age restrictions imposed by the operator to use or participate in the trampoline court activity.
(k) Avoid crowding or overloading individual sections of the trampoline court.
(l) Use the trampoline court within his or her own limitations, training, and acquired skills.
(m) Avoid landing on the head or neck. Serious injury, paralysis, or death can occur from that activity.
If your child or loved one is victim of a trampoline accident, you may be entitled to a settlement or financial compensation. Don’t suffer through this terrible time alone. We are here to help you get the justice you deserve. Our Michigan attorneys have handled many types of childhood injury cases, including ones involving trampolines, and will fight for you to get the compensation you are entitled to by law. There is no charge or legal fees for our lawyers to investigate childhood injuries unless and until we win money in your case. Remember, at Goodwin & Scieszka we fight for you.