On Friday, February 26, a Harris County jury in Texas awarded $11.485 million to a teenager who had suffered a traumatic brain injury after a fall at Houston’s Cosmic Jump Indoor Trampoline Park back in 2013.
According to court documents, the teenager sustained a head injury after he fell through a torn trampoline and onto a concrete floor below. Prosecutors were able to prove that Cosmic Jump had prior knowledge of the existence of the torn trampoline but failed to remedy or repair the contraption or even to warn park-goers of its potential dangers.
The almost $11.5 million award included $5.845 million in compensatory damages for the teenager’s future medical needs and his loss of earning capacity and an additional $6 million in punitive damages against Cosmic Jump to prevent such negligent actions from happening in the future.
The first trampoline park opened in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2004. Currently, there are over 450 trampoline parks operating in the United States, with six of them in business in the Houston area, according to the International Association of Trampoline Parks.
Victims who suffer serious injuries in accidents will also have to deal with extensive medical bills and recovery periods that can cost a great deal of money. For these victims, recovering compensation from the responsible party can be the difference between recovery and financial ruin. To speak to the legal team at the Woodson Law Firm about your options after suffering a personal injury, call us at (817) 338-0303 today.