Whether you are throwing a birthday party for your child, or organizing a children’s fundraiser, a bounce house is a fantastic addition to the amenities you have planned. However, be sure to review some important safety information about installing and using a bouncy house before your scheduled event arrives.
There have been children in the past who have lost their lives as a result of an improperly-secured or installed bounce house. Large gusts of winds can come out of nowhere and sweep bounce houses off the ground in seconds, and with children inside. These cases have caused major to minor injuries, as well as death. Even without children inside, a rogue bounce house carried by wind can travel up to a mile or more, and during so, can collide and injure others, as well as, damage any property in its path. For these reasons and more, it is vital to ensure your bounce house is properly installed and fully-secured to the ground.
There are state regulations for bounce houses safety, and anyone operating one must adhere to all ownership and operation regulations. These regulations are very specific, and serve the purpose of preventing bounce house accidents. It is vital that you learn and practice all of them to ensure safe use of a bounce house.
Aside from fatalities, the most common injuries suffered by bounce house users are muscle sprains and orthopedic injuries. These can happen by accident, or as a result of improper use. Aggressive behavior, overcrowding, and exceeded weight limits should all be avoided to reduce the chances of such injuries. Also, be very mindful of weather conditions and avoid operating a bounce house in wind, rain, or inclement weather.
If you own or rent a bounce house, you have a duty of care to ensure the children who play in it are kept safe. If the bounce house is not secured or operated properly and someone is injured as a result, you could be held liable for their damages and losses. On the other hand, if your child was seriously injured in a bouncy house, you could be entitled to certain compensation for your losses and damages. Talk to an experienced Indianapolis personal injury lawyer to learn your rights.