Trampoline park facing Allegheny Co. broken leg lawsuit

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 2, 2018

PITTSBURGH – A plaintiff allegedly hurt through a “double jump” performed at a local indoor trampoline park is suing the establishment for the resultant injuries he claims to have suffered, namely a broken leg.

PITTSBURGH – A plaintiff allegedly hurt through a “double jump” performed at a local indoor trampoline park is suing the establishment for the resultant injuries he claims to have suffered, namely a broken leg.

Christopher Hickman of Wilmerding filed suit in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas on Nov. 27 versus Phoenix Trampoline Park Management, LLC (doing business as “Altimate Air Trampoline Park”), of North Versailles.

On Nov. 29, 2015, Hickman allegedly was a customer of the defendant’s trampoline park and claims there were no posted rules or regulations regarding “double jumping," or more than one person jumping on a trampoline at the same time. However, the suit says the establishment prohibits the practice and understands that permitting it creates a hazardous condition.

But due to there being no posted rules or regulations against “double jumping," Hickman, his girlfriend and her daughter entered a trampoline to all jump on it together, with facility staff looking on and not intervening (per relevant surveillance video, the suit says), breaching its duty, creating risk and constituting negligence.

After “double jumping” on the trampoline with his girlfriend and her daughter for a significant period of time, this action caused Hickman to land in a manner which immediately fractured his leg.

For negligence, the plaintiff is seeking damages in excess of $35,000, plus interest and costs, and for such other relief as the Court deems just and proper.

The plaintiff is represented by Timothy P. O’Brien and Alec B. Wright of the Law Offices of Timothy P. O’Brien, in Pittsburgh.

Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas case GD-17-016026

From the Pennsylvania Record: Reach Courts Reporter Nicholas Malfitano at nickpennrecord@gmail.com

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