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Bounce House Dangers

From castles to slides, bounce houses and other inflatable items are staples at birthday parties and local carnivals or festivals because they provide a place for children to play where their parents can watch them. Although bounce houses are meant to bring joy and excitement to children and other patrons, they can be incredibly dangerous if they are improperly set up or poorly maintained.

If your child has been a victim of a bounce house injury, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Call the Racine personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 and speak with our attorneys about your legal rights and options.

Staying Safe in a Bounce House

Between 1997 and 2004 there were a reported 5,000 injuries involving bounce houses with four known deaths. While many bounce house injuries are caused by negligent workers who overlooked damaged equipment or failed to properly set up equipment, children can also suffer minor injuries while playing. You should always supervise your child while he or she is in a bounce house, and you should make sure to follow these guidelines:

  • Do not mix age groups and keep similar-sized children playing together
  • Adults should not play in bounce houses, especially with kids
  • Remove shoes, glasses, jewelry, and anything else that may cause harm to others
  • Discourage overly rambunctious behavior, like doing flips or running in circles
  • Do not let kids play on a bounce house in the rain, as the surface may become slippery

Unfortunately, even if you take every precaution to keep your child safe in a bounce house, he or she may still be injured if the equipment is set up improperly or is not well-maintained.

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If your child has been injured because of the negligent actions of another person or entity, contact the Racine personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 for a free consultation.