While bounce houses are fun, they can cause your child to suffer serious injuries. Learn who may be responsible for compensating your child if he was injured.

Who Could Be Responsible for Compensating Your Child in a Bounce House Accident?


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5/23/2018
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Bounce house accidents and injuriesBounce houses are increasingly popular as an activity for children at birthday parties, camps, carnivals, school activities, and businesses offering recreational activities for kids. Some of these inflatables now contain slides, climbing walls, and other obstacles. While they can be entertaining for kids, they can also be dangerous—sometimes due to negligence. If your child was injured in a bounce house accident, our experienced personal injury attorneys are here to help you obtain the compensation he deserves.

Who Could Be Liable for Compensating Your Child in a Bounce House Accident?

Bounce house accidents can be caused by a variety of mishaps, such as overcrowding of children, lack of supervision, improper installation, and manufacturer defects. In some cases, bounce houses have actually become airborne with a child inside. Victims can suffer broken bones, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injury, neck injuries, other catastrophic injuries, or death.

Depending on the circumstances, more than one act of negligence could have contributed to a tragic accident, and multiple parties may be responsible for compensating an injured child. Here are potentially responsible parties:

  • Renter. An individual, group, organization, or other entity who rented the bounce house could face liability if they installed it improperly, failed to properly supervise children using it, overloaded it, and more. While groups and individuals often rent bounce houses, a person who owned a bounce house may be responsible for similar negligent actions.
  • Business owner. Besides issues around installation, supervision, and overloading of the bounce house, businesses have a duty to maintain, repair, and replace bounce houses and train their employees in their safe use. When they fail to do so and a child is injured, they may be held accountable for their negligence.
  • Operator. If the person operating or supervising the bounce house was negligent, he could be considered an at-fault party.
  • Installer. When an individual, organization, or other group rents a bounce house, the business may install the bounce house and take it down as part of the rental service. If this was the case and the installation was improper, the installer could be one of several liable parties.
  • Manufacturer. When a manufacturer defect in the bounce house design or manufacture caused the accident, the victim could have a products liability claim against its manufacturer.

Was your child injured in a bounce house accident? He may be entitled to compensation for his expensive medical treatments and pain and suffering. To learn how we can aggressively fight for his legal rights, call our office to schedule your free consultation.



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