Morris, Andrews, Talmadge & Driggers, LLC is currently representing the family and the estate of a man who was killed in an inflatable slide accident. The slide had not been properly anchored, causing the victim to suffer fatal injuries after falling from the loosely secured apparatus. While inflatable slides are a popular staple at parties and corporate events, the amount of injuries that are suffered in related accidents each year has only continued to grow. In fact, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has estimated that more than 31,000 emergency department-treated injuries were associated with inflatable amusements from 2003 to 2007—with each passing year drawing bigger numbers than the one before.
Fortunately, most of these injuries are preventable. If the companies that maintain and set up these inflatable slides follow the accepted safety standards that have been put out by the industry and the Consumer Product Safety Commission, they can significantly decreased the potential for an accident. It should also be the company’s responsibility to warn customers of the specific factors that could cause an accident, like winds over 20mph. Even when inflatable amusements are properly secured, high winds can cause them to act like a sail in the wind. Under these circumstances, it is not uncommon for a slide to roll over or be tossed about—effectively flinging its occupants to the surface below.
To avoid a threat of injury or death, it is recommended that an inflatable slide be deflated when dealing with winds over 20mph. If you or someone you love has already been involved in such an accident, you should not hesitate to retain the help of a Montgomery personal injury lawyer from Morris, Andrews, Talmadge & Driggers, LLC. When you contact our firm today at (888) 694-0174, your initial consultation is free.