Backyard trampolines seem to quite common these days, and can provide daily hours of fun for children everywhere. But any parent knows that trampolines can also be dangerous, and proper safety, care and precaution must be observed at all times in order to ensure the safety of their children. Still, accidents may happen nonetheless, and sometimes they involve a neighbor’s child. Then the question that must be answered is who is liable if your child was injured on someone else’s trampoline? Believe it or not, this is a question that NYC personal injury attorneys answer quite often.
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The majority of cases in which a child was injured in another person’s yard or on their trampoline usually finds the owner of the trampoline liable for the child’s injuries, even if the child was one the trampoline without their knowledge. Personal injury attorneys in NYC can usually find negligence on the part of the owner of the trampoline, because as it is their possession in their yard, it is their responsibility to always ensure a safe environment for others.
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If your child suffered injuries on a trampoline owned by another, or any injury in another person’s yard or home, you may file a lawsuit against that person for negligence and possibly be rewarded compensation for medical bills and other damages relating to your child’s injuries. Keep in mind that such factors also apply to you and any injuries someone or some child might sustain in your own home. To protect yourself, NYC personal injury attorneys recommended adding a trampoline to your homeowner’s insurance policy, and always being aware of what visitors and children in your house are doing.