The parents of two pre-teenagers are suing over injuries their children sustained at two separate trampoline parks.
David and Lisa Mulatz, of Lombard, and Nevin and Lauren Hofing, of Chicago, filed lawsuits Tuesday against trampoline parks claiming that the staff's negligence and unenforcement of rules led to their children suffering injuries, according to both families' attorney Antonio M. Romanucci.
In both cases the parents are claiming that multiple children using the trampolines at once caused a rebound effect which led to the children's injuries.
"The defendants should have known that it was unreasonably dangerous to allow multiple individuals to utilize any trampoline in its trampoline park at a given time," Romanucci explained in a statement. "Furthermore, the staff at these parks did not enforce their own safety rules."
Joseph Mulatz fractured his femur while jumping at Xtreme Trampolines in Carol Stream in June of 2011, and Eliana Hofing fractured her tibia and fibula at Jump Niles' trampoline facility Sky High Sports Niles in November of 2011.