Jury Awards $680,656 Verdict in Trampoline Park Injury Case
Earlier this year, a Tampa jury awarded an injured minor $680,656.00 after a four-day jury trial. The verdict was entered against Summit Adventure Park Spring Hill, a now-defunct trampoline park, and included over $500,000 for pain and suffering damages. The case stemmed from an unfortunate incident involving an 11-year-old boy who sustained injuries on an attraction called the “Wipeout Arm.”
The minor’s attorneys, including Francisco J. Viñas and Jarrett L. DeLuca of Viñas & DeLuca, PLLC, and Frank Fernandez of Fernandez Law Group, argued that the Defendant negligently operated the attraction, claiming that the Wipeout Arm spun at an unsafe speed and was not properly supervised. They also argued at trial that the facility was understaffed.
The young plaintiff suffered a comminuted spiral fracture of his femur requiring surgery after he was struck by the Wipeout Arm’s rotating beam. The jury rejected the Defendant’s argument that it was not negligent and that such injuries were inherent risks of playing at trampoline parks.
Surveillance footage and witness accounts presented during trial painted a picture of an attraction left unattended and accelerating to an unsafe speed. The legal team successfully demonstrated negligence by comparing this evidence with instructional materials from Summit Adventure Park Spring Hill, highlighting the proper speed, supervision, and operation of the Wipeout Arm.
The final recovery totaled $687,972.91 after adjustments for medical bill payments and litigation expenses. For more insights and information, visit www.vdlegal.com.