The Baird Law Group’s is dedicated to helping victims of bounce house injuries. Having successfully litigated premises liability cases, an experienced bounce house accident attorney from the Baird Law Group will understand the intricacies and complexity of these kinds of lawsuits.
We will help you navigate the sometimes trick legal process of a bounce house accident claim so you can concentrate on your recovery.
Injuries from Bounce House Accidents
The most common injuries from bounce house accidents are fractures, followed closely by strains, sprains, and/or dislocations. These injuries usually occur to limbs such as the leg/foot and arm/hand.
Additionally, children ages 5 to 14 are the most at-risk, but children ages 0 to 4 also face a similar risk of bounce house injuries requiring emergency- room treatment.
Bounce House Accident Liability
Liability can sometimes be a challenge to determine after an accident. That is one of the reasons you need an experienced bounce house accident attorney on your side. There are several candidates for the at-fault party, including:
- The operator/supervisor of the bounce house when the injury occurred
- The renter—the person, group, entity, or organization responsible for leasing the bounce house (often the same person who is required to supervise the ride during the lease)
- The business that leased the bounce house to the renter
- The bounce house installer
Operator/Supervisor, Renter Liability
If you or your loved one has sustained a bounce house injury, you should determine or recall to the best of your memory if the bounce house operator/supervisor or renter- supervisor:
- Provided adequate warning prior to entry into the bounce house
- Made sure warning signs and restrictions were visible
- Followed and enforced age guideline restrictions
- Enforced maximum occupant guidelines
- Followed safety rules and instructions per the lease agreement or manufacturers’ instructions
- Stopped improper and rowdy behaviors
- Provided adult supervision at all times
Bounce House Rental Company Liability
In some cases, you may have received a bounce house injury as a result of a bounce house rental company’s failure to:
- Provide operators/renters with the manufacturers’ owner’s manual, operating instructions, and safety rules
- Provide operators/renters with adequate warning signage or postings
- Provide operators/renters with a training program
- Provide operators/renters with adequate installation (if installed by their installer)
- Ensure that operators/renters understood and were aware of the need to closely comply with all operating instructions and all safety rules
The Bounce House Installer Liability
Because a bounce house injury result from improper installation, the following factors regarding the bounce house installer can help determine liability:
- Installation training and experience
- Industry-wide certification
- Ability to decide when, where, and how to install
- Instructions received regarding installation
- Level of installation complexity
If you feel that you have a claim for injuries caused by the negligence of another with respect to a bounce house or other inflatable structure, call an experienced bounce house accident attorney from the Baird Law Group in Tampa, Florida, for a free initial consultation at (813) 849.2679.