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Nebraska Trampoline Accident Injury Damages

Trampolines can be an incredible source of fun for children and adults alike, providing a novel and often-entertaining way to exercise and improve coordination. However, for all their benefits, trampoline accidents happen with alarming regularity

If you or your child have been injured in a Nebraska trampoline accident that was not your fault, the Law Office of Matthew A. Lathrop, PC, LLO, could help you explore your options for compensation. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you could be entitled to file a claim for compensation against a trampoline manufacturer, an Omaha trampoline park, or another wrongdoer.  Contact us and read on to learn more about your rights after suffering a trampoline accident injury

Trampoline Accident Causes and Injuries 

Trampoline accidents vary significantly in their causation and probable outcomes. In many cases, accidents are the result of one or more of the following factors: 

  • A defective or inherently unsafe trampoline design 
  • A trampoline park’s improper or inadequate equipment maintenance policies
  • Another trampoline user’s negligence 

Although every accident is different, many victims suffer somewhat similar injuries, including:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Lacerations
  • Broken bones
  • Traumatic head injuries

Some injuries are severe enough to keep children out of school and adults away from work. Even with comprehensive health insurance, the costs of recovery can be high, making medical debt and financial uncertainty seem all but inevitable. 

Establishing Liability After an Omaha Trampoline Accident Injury

In Nebraska, trampoline accident victims who are injured by another party’s negligence have a legal right to file a claim for compensation against the person or party who caused their injuries. 

However, establishing liability is rarely an easy or straightforward undertaking. Many trampoline accidents are caused by consumer or visitor carelessness, such as a failure to follow instructions or to abide by a business’s rules. In these cases, trampoline users suffer severe injuries through no fault of their own. 

If another party’s negligence appears to have caused or contributed to the accident, they could be found liable for the costs of any resulting damages. The potential defendants in a trampoline accident lawsuit could include: 

  • A trampoline manufacturer 
  • A trampoline park operator 
  • Another visitor 

Establishing liability is a critical component in filing and fighting a personal injury lawsuit. Trampoline manufacturers, trampoline park operators, and trampoline users are held to different legal standards. Additionally, sometimes, more than one person or business may be legally responsible for your injuries. For these reasons, it’s essential to consult with Attorney Matt Lathrop to learn how to protect your legal rights and potential recovery.  

Your Potential Damages After a Nebraska Trampoline Injury

If a personal injury lawsuit is successful, victims can receive compensation for their physical, financial, and emotional damages. Nebraska recognizes two broad categories of damages: economic damages and non-economic damages. 

Economic Damages

Economic damages are a type of compensation awarded for objective financial losses. Examples of economic damages could include past and future:

  • Medical expenses for things such as medical transport, hospitalizations, surgeries, medications, and doctors’ visits
  • Rehabilitation therapies for physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech and language pathology
  • Lost income, including wages, benefits, raises, promotions, and income from self-employment

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages, in contrast, are provided for less tangible and comparably subjective injuries. A non-economic award could include compensation for:

  • Emotional pain
  • Physical suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Disfigurement

Since Nebraska does not currently cap damages in most personal injury claims, trampoline accident victims could receive as much money as needed to reclaim their independence and rebuild their lives. However, time is of the essence: if you wait too long to reach out to an attorney, the statute of limitations could lapse, putting your rights to a fair recovery at risk. 

Matthew (Matt) Lathrop
Experienced injury lawyer serving accident victims in Nebraska and Omaha. Expert in focus group trial prep.
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