Florida Child Accident Prevention: Are Inflatable Rides Safe?

by Carmen Dellutri on July 22, 2011

Port Charlotte personal injury attorneyInflatable rides, particularly bounce houses, are quickly becoming a must-have attraction at children’s parties in Florida and across the country. Although they look like fun (even to adults), concerns about their safety are mounting.

In the most recent bounce house accident, gusty winds picked up three of the inflatable houses in New York and tossed them across a soccer field with several people inside. According to media reports, thirteen adults and children were injured.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, this was not an isolated incident. The agency reports that between 2003 and 2007, 31,069 people—85 percent of them under the age of 15—were treated in an emergency room for injuries sustained on inflatable rides. Moreover, injuries increased nearly four-fold between 1997 and 2004.

To make sure your children are not injured in a Florida inflatable ride accident, there are several precautions parents can take, including:

  • Rent only from reputable companies
  • Keep a close eye on the weather
  • Make sure children remove their shoes before entering inflatable rides
  • Check to make sure the inflatable ride is properly secured
  • Provide constant adult supervision

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If your child or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Florida inflatable ride accident, you may be entitled to compensation.

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced injury attorneys for a free consultation.

 

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