Don’t Lose Your Right to Concussion Compensation After a Nebraska Trampoline Park Accident

Trampolines offer an opportunity to stay active and have fun. However, not every business does its best to keep guests safe. Injuries are common, with some affecting both the body and the brain. 

The costs of paying for a concussion can add up quickly, but you don’t have to shoulder the cost of an accident caused by a trampoline park’s misconduct alone. For nearly 30 years, Matthew A. Lathrop has helped Nebraskans assert their rights to a fair recovery. Read more to learn about what a concussion settlement may include, and how Matt will fight for your fair compensation. 

Common Causes of Trampoline Concussion Injuries

Recovering compensation for a concussion isn’t always easy—especially if there are any unanswered questions about who or what caused your injury. In most cases, identifying the right defendant requires taking a close look at the circumstances surrounding your accident. 

Although trampoline accident traumatic brain injuries can have many potential causes, some of the most common include: 

  • A trampoline owner failing to properly supervise guests
  • A trampoline that was inherently defective and left the factory with serious structural faults
  • Another guest acting recklessly or negligently like they did in the case of a boy who suffered a growth plate injury at a trampoline park
  • An improperly-installed or poorly-maintained trampoline, which could be the fault of either the property owner or a third-party contractor

Proving what caused your concussion injury may be difficult, but is a necessary step in negotiating a settlement or obtaining a court-ordered award. 

5 Essential Tips for Protecting Your Recovery After Suffering a Concussion

If you or your child were hurt in a trampoline park accident, you may not have had the time to stop and take pictures, collect evidence, or submit a written report to the property owner. 

Nobody can—or should—fault an accident victim for prioritizing their physical well-being, but there are still steps you can take after sustaining a traumatic head injury to improve your chances of making a successful recovery

  1. If you haven’t already gone to the hospital or seen a doctor, make an appointment as soon as possible. You will likely need medical records to substantiate your claim and to prove that you really did suffer a concussion. 
  2. Ask eyewitnesses if they saw the accident. Your friends, relatives, or child’s chaperone may have seen what happened and have valuable information about your accident. 
  3. File a written complaint or incident report with the owner of the trampoline park. Do not discuss the accident with the owner. Instead, file your report in writing and keep a copy for yourself.
  4. Avoid speaking to insurance adjusters or accepting a liability payment without talking to an Omaha trampoline park accident attorney. Once you accept a settlement, you are unlikely to get additional compensation in the future.
  5. Schedule a free consultation with the Law Office of Matthew A. Lathrop, PC, LLO, to learn more about what you need to file a successful personal injury lawsuit. That way you can be confident you aren’t making any mistakes that could hurt your recovery.

Even if you think you have an open-and-close case, talking to a lawyer could help you understand what you’re up against, the tactics that private companies and insurers often employ to evade liability, and what you can do to obtain a fair settlement. 

Fighting for Your Rights with the Law Office of Matthew A. Lathrop

The Law Office of Matthew A. Lathrop has been fighting for the rights of accident victims in Nebraska since 2007. We understand that, while no amount of money can make up for a serious and potentially life-altering injury, fair compensation can go a long way—giving you, and your family, an opportunity to reclaim your independence. 

Depending on the circumstances of your trampoline accident, you could be entitled to damages including, but not limited to, the following: 

  • Your outstanding hospital bills 
  • Anticipated medical expenses
  • Physical rehabilitation
  • Mental health counseling
  • Lost income from work
  • Emotional pain and suffering 
  • Disability 

In Nebraska, there are no limits on the amount of money you could recover from a successful personal injury lawsuit or premises liability claim. However, negotiating a settlement—or winning at trial—often requires the combination of skill, resources, and legal knowledge that an experienced Nebraska trampoline park injury lawyer can provide. 

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