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Suffolk County parents found not negligent for 7 year-old child's trampoline injury

Posted on Dec 11, 2009

Following a liability trial, a Suffolk County jury found that a pair of parents from Hauppauge were not liable for the personal injuries (including a broken ankle) sustained by a 7 year-old child who fell off of the trampoline that they had set up in their backyard. Although the child's attorney correctly pointed out that the defendants had failed to heed the manufacturer's instructions which indicated that it was unsafe to have 4 children using the trampoline at one time, the jury nevertheless found credible the defendants' contention that they were unaware of this warning on the product, and therefore found the defendants were not negligent.

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