Kids these days love to go to birthday parties and spend time doing activities with their friends. Common birthday party activities include bounce houses, face painting, water balloon fun, going in the pool and more. Much to many parents’ surprise, going on a bounce house can be extremely dangerous. Not only is it common for too many kids to be in the bounce house at once, but you also can’t police the children from outside the bounce house when you can barely see inside anyway! This blow-up attraction can cause many injuries, and it’s very prevalent for bounce house companies to not follow the law as to what needs to happen when someone rents one of their bounce houses, or other inflatable devices to let kids run rampant through.
Think about the last time you went to a birthday party that had a bounce house there; did the bounce house company have an employee stay to watch over the proceedings of what went on in the bounce house? Did they bring the meter to test how fast the wind was blowing? Was it properly secure in the ground at every side of the bounce house? Was the employee making sure not too many children went in at one time? Chances are, NONE of this went on! It’s very surprising to learn that bounce house and inflatable companies don’t follow the rules in such a blatant way. These injuries can make for costly mistakes, leaving it to bounce house injury lawyers to collect the information from the scene of the accident and bring that information to the insurance company that is covering the bounce house company. When a bounce house injury is brought to court, it’s a 99% chance that the bounce house company will lose the case and have to pay thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars to the injured person. The act of suing the bounce house company is very rare because most people assume the fault is on the house owner who is throwing the party! Many people don’t want to sue a friend or family member, so the bounce house accident is forgotten about and the parents of the injured child have to cover the cost of any injuries.
To make sure you are not a victim of issues arisen by lack of attentiveness, keep an eye on your child and if no bounce house employee is there, just have them skip the bounce house! We have seen multiple cases of broken clavicles, broken arms, and even worse, brain damage. Keep your children safe and don’t let them get in the way of imminent danger. Talk to your friend who is throwing the party and make sure they hire a reputable bounce house company who follows the rules, so their party doesn’t turn into a disaster!