Las Vegas Bounce House Injury Attorney

What is a bounce house?

A bounce house is essentially a large inflatable that is used most commonly in children’s birthday parties in Las Vegas, Nevada. Bounce houses are a great source of entertainment, but, if not taken care of, supervised, or set up properly, they could result in severe injuries to all those in or around the bounce house.

Bounce houses are most commonly used by younger children, and so, in the event of an injury, younger children are more likely to suffer serious harm, which may result in permanent injuries. These types of injuries will require hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical treatment. 

If you or your child has been injured by a bounce house in Las Vegas, give us a call today to see how you could be eligible to recover compensation by holding the responsible party accountable for your injuries.

We recommend that you contact a qualified Las Vegas personal injury attorney as soon as you or a loved one has been injured by a bounce house. It takes a qualified and experienced bounce house injury attorney to investigate the circumstances of how the accident happened to exactly determine who the responsible party is. Since bounce houses could be seen at birthdays, there are several different people who could be held responsible. For example, some responsible parties may include: 

  • Bounce house operator: usually, bounce houses are rented from a bounce house operator. These operators are responsible for setting up the bounce house and making sure that it is set up according to the proper guidelines and protocols that the company has. In the event that the bounce house is not set up properly, and set up closer to sharper objects, or even not inflated properly, the operator could be held responsible.
  • Bounce house rental company: because the operator is an employee of the company, the company itself could be held responsible for the actions of its employees. For negligent actions, a company could be held responsible. But, for other actions like being drunk on the job, the employee could have more of a responsibility.
  • Bounce house manufacturer: because there are several moving parts to a bounce house, a defect in just one of the parts could result in severe injuries. For example, the bounce house could fall over onto other children and result in serious injuries.
  • Property owner: the property owner could also be held responsible if the bounce house was set up on their property, and they knew about the unsafe conditions of where the bounce house was set up. A property owner is responsible for keeping their property safe under the premises liability laws of Nevada. For more information on premises liability, we recommend that you contact our experienced premises liability lawyers today.
  • Event host: sometimes, the event hosts themselves could be held responsible for any bounce house injuries. For example, an event host or organizer must have proper safety protocols in place. In the event of an emergency, if the event organizer does not take the necessary steps, and the accident worsens, they could be held responsible.
  • Other children in the bounce house: other bouncers in the bounce house could also be held responsible. For example, if two children engage in horseplay and start to attack each other, the other jumpers could be held responsible rather than the property owner or bounce house operator.

To see exactly who is responsible for your specific bounce house injuries, we recommend that you consult our Las Vegas personal injury lawyers.

What will our Las Vegas personal injury lawyers do?

  • We have complimentary case evaluations to review the different details and circumstances of your case. During this consultation, we will ask several different questions to see how the accident came about. For example, we will ask for any photos or eyewitness statements that you have gathered from the accident.
  • We will take appropriate steps to continue to investigate the circumstances of the accident. For example, if you or your child has sustained medical injuries, we will gather all the medical reports and invoices to determine exactly how much you should be owed in compensation.
  • We will negotiate with the liable parties to come to a settlement agreement. We fight aggressively to make sure that our clients get the top care they need. In the event that we are not able to reach a settlement negotiation, our trial attorneys will take your case to trial.
  • Our top-rated attorneys will research all necessary laws and motions to make sure that your case is filed properly through the Nevada legal court system, and that you have met all the requirements for your case.

Bounce House Injuries And Wrongful Death

Unfortunately, there have also been circumstances where smaller children have passed away from a bounce house incident. For example, younger children could get crushed from a bounce house if the bounce house starts to deflate or fall onto others. In that case, several parties could be held responsible. The decedent’s family members have a right to hold the negligent party accountable under a wrongful death claim. 

When can I file my bounce house lawsuit?

In Las Vegas, Nevada, you have two years from the date of the bounce house injuries to file your lawsuit. But, if you are filing a wrongful death claim for the passing of your loved one, then you have two years from the date of your loved one’s passing to file the wrongful death claim. The wrongful death claim does not take into account the date of the injury.

What should I do after your bounce house accident in Las Vegas?

If you or your child has suffered bounce house injuries in Las Vegas, the steps you take are very important when making sure that you get the compensation you need. Below are some general steps you should take after suffering an accident in Las Vegas:

  1. Make sure that you get immediate medical attention. You should get evaluated by a medical provider. Usually, in a bounce house accident, a medical provider may order some imaging done such as a CT scan, MRI scan, or an X-ray to determine if you have suffered any broken bones or internal injuries.
  2. Contact the Las Vegas police department. Usually, many people may not think that they have the ability to contact the police department in the event of an incident. You should call for immediate medical attention, and police officers to draft an incident report. This incident report may come in handy in the future when filing a lawsuit.
  3. Make sure that you keep all the necessary paperwork. For example, if any eyewitnesses had approached you after the incident, make sure that you take note of their contact information. 
  4. Take photos of the accident location. Photos will help our attorneys when piecing together who the responsible party may be, and how the bounce house accident happened in the first place.
  5. Contact an experienced personal injury attorney in Las Vegas as soon as possible. An attorney who has dealt with bounce house accidents in the past will get started on your case immediately.

If you’ve been involved in any sort of accident or injury involving a bounce house or bounce castle, contact Heidari Law Group today for a free case review.