Who doesn't like the weightless fun of a good trampoline jump?
Insurance companies, that's who.
Trampolines are notorious in the insurance industry for taking a great quote and tossing a bucket of lukewarm coffee over it. Some companies won't even cover homes with these bouncy frames outside.
Why? Check out these gravity-induced facts:
- Ouch-o-lines - Trampolines cause injuries - at least 100,000 per year.
- Not Kidding - Over 90% of injuries are kids under 16 years old.
- Free Falling - Less than half of injuries involve falling off of the trampoline.
- Small Problems - Younger kids are more likely to become injured than older kids - up to 14x more.
These numbers are the reason insurance companies go running for the hills. If you're thinking about getting a trampoline, talk to an agent first.