San Diego Trampoline Injury: Client Success Story
Trampoline parks are presumed by the public to be well maintained, safe and secure. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. This blog will detail an actual San Diego Trampoline injury accident lawsuit filed by our office following significant impact injuries to our clients knees.
Our client went to a popular trampoline park with her daughter to enjoy an afternoon together. Picture the large trampoline park with multiple large trampolines connected and on the side the angled trampolines so the user could bounce from one pad to the other. The entire trampoline ‘structure’ was enclosed by a large net to stop people from bouncing off the trampoline onto the floor.
When our client jumped from one trampoline pad to the next, she was expecting the trampoline pad to depress deeply enough to absorb her bounce. That did not happen. Instead, the pad depressed only about a foot or so when she suddenly stopped and felt searing pain through her knees. As a result of the trampoline pads failure to depress sufficiently, she had broken both knee’s internally, requiring double knee surgery.
Fortunately, our client contacted our office shortly after the injury. Although some people are hesitant to contact a lawyer after an injury, in this instance it literally made the difference between having a case before evidence was destroyed. We were able to conduct an immediate investigation and found the trampoline park has used the underside of the trampoline to store boxes, buckets, shelves, a dolly, large water bottles and other dangerous objects. When our client hit those objects, her knee’s were shattered.
Phillips & Pelly Injury Lawyers filed a Trampoline injury lawsuit in San Diego Superior Court on behalf of the client. The lawyers for the insurance company who insured the Trampoline Park denied any wrongdoing, despite seeing the photographs of the dangerous condition their insured had created. This is not uncommon. Insurance companies will deny claims for a number of reasons. For example, they may want to ‘wear’ the plaintiff down, they may want to see if the lawyer for the plaintiff will persevere, they may want to hold onto their money, they may want to see if they can find evidence that will someone mitigate their losses.
The defense lawyers did all they could to deny and delay. However, through discovery and throughout the process, certain undeniable facts came to light. For example, the Trampoline park hired untrained, unqualified attendants who failed to follow industry safety protocols. How to maintain a trampoline park | ELI Play The insurance company failed to produce any video of the event. The “experts” hired by the insurance company failed to produce credible evidence and testimony.
It took a verdict to get to a result. However, justice was done. In the verdict for our client was over 1 million dollars.
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