Author: Ashley Davis, Esquire, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney
The number of children who are injured in bounce houses is on the rise. According to a recent study, bounce house-related injuries jumped 1,500% between 1995 and 2010. In 2010, there were 31 children treated in emergency departments every day – about one child every 45 minutes.
The study found that nearly 62,159 children were treated in emergency rooms throughout the United States for bounce house-related injuries from 1995 to 2010. More than half of these injuries (55%) occurred between 2005 and 2010. In the last two years of the study (2008 to 2010), the rate of injuries more than doubled. More than half of the children were in the 6- to 12-year-old…