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AirMaxx Pays $3 Million to Man Paralyzed in Trampoline Park Accident
January 24th, 2017 by thomasjhenry
A Brainered man, Anthony Seitz, has reached a settlement with AirMaxx Trampoline Park in St. Cloud in which he will receive $3 Million following an injury he sustained at the park that left him paralyzed.
About the Paralyzing Incident at AirMaxx Trampoline Park
Seitz was paralyzed in August 2015 after breaking his neck from a jump into a foam pit at the park he was visiting with his 11-year-old son.
Seitz signed a liability waiver before he was injured at the park, but his attorneys claim the park was grossly negligent.
The attorney representing the park said the park is safe and that the settlement averted a trial and a potentially larger award. Statistics on Trampoline-Related Injuries and Deaths
According to The Huffington Post, over 1 million people went to the emergency room for trampoline-related injuries between 2002 and 2011.
Nearly 300,000 of those injuries involved broken bones.
The vast majority – 92.7% – of trampoline-related fractures occurred in people ages 16 and younger.
Broken bones involving the spine are rare, comprising around 1% of injuries.
In 2012, the American Academy of Pediatrics urged pediatricians to advise parents and children against recreational trampoline use.