There are countless recreation and amusement parks throughout New York County and the entire state designed specifically with kids and young adults in mind. In fact, many New York families rely on places like water parks and indoor recreation facilities to provide their kids with the exercise and socialization they need to thrive. Serious issues may arise, however, when establishments catering to young customers fail to uphold important safety and maintenance standards. One young man sustained a traumatic brain injury at an indoor trampoline facility, raising concerns over what, if anything could have been done to prevent the incident.
The 17-year-old boy that was seriously injured in the incident was visiting a Texas indoor trampoline park last year when he allegedly fell through a tear in the structure of a slide. According to an attorney representing the boy and his family, he struck his head on the concrete floor after falling approximately five feet. The boy was found to have suffered bleeding on his brain and received emergency medical treatment for a traumatic brain injury.
While he reportedly continues to contend with the physical and emotional aftermath of the incident, the young fall victim is also still receiving speech and physical therapy for his injuries. His family recently filed a personal injury lawsuit against the owners of the trampoline business and claim that the plaintiff’s life will never be the same as a result of the injuries he sustained.
Describing the experience, one of the plaintiff’s family members expressed how she never understand that a trampoline ride could be so dangerous. The defendant in the case had yet to comment.
Source: khou.com, “Family sues indoor trampoline park after 17-year-old suffers serious head injury,” Rekha Muddaraj, Feb. 17, 2014