Bounce House Injuries

Texas parents who are concerned that their children may not be spending enough time engaging in physical play are normally excited whenever kids have an opportunity to play in a bounce house. That excitement can easily turn to heartbreak whenever a child is injured while playing in an inflatable structure. Whether it is at a commercial establishment, a carnival or the backyard of a friend, children can easily suffer an injury whenever a bouncy house is improperly set up, maintained or supervised.

Types of Texas Bounce House Injuries

Children can suffer a bounce house injury in a number of ways such as:

  • being kicked in the head by other children who are performing flips
  • falls
  • becoming crushed by the weight of older children who topple onto them
  • suffocation or crushing as a result of the structure collapsing

A number of these bounce house injuries will require medical attention, as they could lead to broken bones, lacerations, or even head injuries. In extreme cases, the injury will even require hospitalization, surgery or extended physical therapy in order to correct.


Actions After a Bounce House Injury

The primary concern after a bounce house injury should be rendering medical attention to the child or children who were involved. After that, a full investigation should be performed in order to determine the cause of the accident. This is important, as doing so could prevent other children from suffering the same fate in the future.

Parents may need to apply pressure to operators of inflatable structures in order to get them to perform an investigation. Many are unwilling to do this because they do not want evidence of negligence to be uncovered. These operators may also balk at the idea of paying for damages, in which case a personal injury attorney might be needed.