Lawsuits Against Sky Zone Trampoline Park
Last Updated on May 1, 2020
At A Glance
- This Alert Affects:
- Anyone who was injured at Sky Zone trampoline parks in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
- What’s Going On?
- Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether people who were hurt at Sky Zone’s facilities can sue for medical bills and other losses.
- What If I Signed a Waiver?
- You may still have grounds to sue. It’s possible that the waiver you signed is unenforceable.
- What You Can Do
- If you or a loved one was hurt at Sky Zone and you would like to learn more about filing a lawsuit, fill out the form on this page. It costs nothing to contact us or to speak to the attorneys we work with.
If you or a loved one was injured at a Sky Zone facility in New Jersey or Pennsylvania, attorneys working with ClassAction.org want to speak to you.
They’re investigating whether lawsuits can be filed on behalf of people injured at the indoor trampoline park to recover compensation for medical bills and other damages. Read on for more information or fill out the form on this page if you’d like to learn more about your rights.
Can I Sue If I Signed a Waiver?
It’s possible that the waiver you or your loved one signed is invalid and unenforceable. For instance, certain states prohibit the use of liability waivers for minors. Further, a waiver cannot excuse a facility from exposing people to negligent care and supervision, enhanced risks, or hidden dangers that have a high probability of causing injury.
Sky Zone Trampoline Park Facing Suit Over “Ultimate Dodgeball” Accident
In New Jersey, a lawsuit was filed against Sky Zone on behalf of a nine-year-old boy who allegedly sustained a compound fracture of his right ankle while engaging in a game of “ultimate dodgeball.”
The suit claims that Sky Zone had a duty to keep its premises safe, properly train and supervise its employees, and eliminate all foreseeable risks with regard to use of its trampolines, including related attractions and activities.
Sky Zone, however, breached this duty and “created an inherently unsafe and ultra hazardous and dangerous game” in which the minor participated and was injured, according to the suit.
The lawsuit alleges, specifically, that Sky Zone failed to place pictorials, warnings or instructions near the dodgeball area and failed to properly supervise and regulate the conduct of those participating in the game. Sky Zone broke its own rules, the suit claims, and allowed “much older, larger and heavier male[s]” to participate in “ultimate dodgeball” alongside the nine-year-old plaintiff.
Is This a Class Action Lawsuit?
No. Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating these cases on an individual basis. This is because individuals’ injuries – and therefore the damages they suffered – will all be different.
What Injuries Are Being Looked At?
Attorneys are looking at a range of injuries, including, but not limited to:
- Head and spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
Dangers of Trampoline Parks: AAP Advises Against Recreational Use
In 2012, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) cautioned against trampoline use at home and issued precautions that the organization said also applied to commercial “jump” parks. In its news release, the AAP said that the smallest and youngest trampoline users are “usually at a greater risk for significant injury, specifically children 5 years of age or younger.”
Several years later, the AAP announced that the growth in popularity of trampoline parks had led to “a soaring number of emergency room visits for injuries sustained at these recreational venues.” The statement referenced a study titled “Trampoline Park and Home Trampoline Injuries” that found emergency room visits for park-related injuries grew from 581 in 2010 to nearly 7,000 in 2014. Males were more likely than females to be injured, according to the study, and the average age of injured patients was 13. The most common injuries reported were lower extremity sprains and fractures; more serious injuries included compound fractures and spinal cord injuries.
If you or a loved one was hurt in a trampoline accident at Sky Zone in New Jersey or Pennsylvania, learn more about your rights. Simply fill out the form on this page and one of the attorneys we work with may reach out to you directly. It won’t cost you anything and you’ll have no obligation to move forward with a lawsuit if you don’t want to.
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