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I was at a picnic with my children when a friend asked me if she should get a trampoline. I thought this was a strange question – she can do what she wants, it’s a free country! Then, I realized she was asking me, as a lawyer, if she should get a trampoline. In my professional opinion, did I think trampolines were safe?
Furthermore, she asked me if I thought she should have anyone who used the trampoline sign a liability waiver/release document before jumping on it. Her family really wanted one, but she was worried about the associated dangers to her children and her children’s friends. I can understand her concern. Trampolines cause many personal injuries, and can land an unprepared person in court, or an unsuspecting child in the emergency room.
This is what I told my friend, and what I would tell anyone considering buying a trampoline.
My comments do not constitute as legal opinions and are offered for the purposes of discussion only. The law differs in every jurisdiction/state, and you should not rely on my comments concerning your own case/issues. You should seek immediate legal counsel in your particular jurisdiction before making decisions regarding a trampoline.
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