Richmond, B.C. Trampoline Park Sued for Wrongful Death of B.C. Man
The family of a B.C. man who died while jumping at an indoor trampoline park in Richmond, B.C. on Jan. 20, 2018 filed a wrongful death claim on June 20. The wrongful death lawsuit claims that Extreme Air Park Inc. failed to meet their duty to ensure Jay Greenwood’s safety.
The 46-year old man died after doing several summersaults and other acrobatic moves into the foam pit at the park. On the final landing the man was seriously injured and went into cardiac arrest.
Did the trampoline park act negligently?
The plaintiffs claim that Jay’s death was caused by the trampoline park’s negligence. Specific accusations include:
- Failing to properly supervise
- Failing to protect deceased party from harm with proper instructions, training and coaching
- Failing to warn deceased party of dangers of diving head first in the ball pit
- Failing to stop the deceased party from participating in an activity outside his physical or mental capabilities
The trampoline park had about a month from the date the lawsuit was filed to respond to the unproven claims.
Who are the plaintiffs and defendants in the wrongful death lawsuit?
The accident happened at the Richmond franchise location but the lawsuit lists the company that owns all four locations, an employee and the property owners as defendants. The plaintiffs are Jay Greenwood’s three young stepchildren and their mother.
What damages are the defendants seeking to recover?
The defendants are seeking to recover damages for:
- Loss of love, guidance and companionship to his spouse, his children and step-children.
- Loss of financial support, household assistance, inheritance, and child care services.
- General and special damages, interest and court costs.
5 Reasons to Hire a Wrongful Death Attorney
Recover all damages. An experienced wrongful death attorney knows the ins and outs of the laws in your state and will use them to your advantage. He or she will know what other similar cases earned in damages and fight to get you the full amount that you deserve. If the loved one who passed away was a primary breadwinner, you could be looking at millions of dollars in damages in a legitimate case.
Success in court. Many wrongful death suits are filed but then settled out of court. Those that do reach court, however, must be presented in front of a judge. A wrongful death attorney will be by your side during all court proceedings to advocate for you.
Valuation of damages. You may feel that you are owed damages in the wrongful death of your loved one but it would be very difficult to determine the amount that you are really owed without the help of an experienced wrongful death lawyer. Your lawyer will evaluate the particulars of your situation and compare it to other similar cases to determine an amount to pursue.
Claiming life insurance. Many insurance companies use complicated legal procedures and loopholes to try and get out of paying life insurance claims as their profitability relies on denying claims. A wrongful death attorney knows how to work around these loopholes and fight for every penny of your insurance payout.
Reassurance and support. If you have lost a loved one you are likely in a fragile emotional position. Having a supportive and experienced wrongful death lawyer working for you can be very reassuring.
Every state has different laws around wrongful death including the statute of limitations to file a claim. In Washington State, most wrongful death claims must be filed by three years from the date of the injury.
If you or a loved one is suffering from an injury as a result of an accident or error caused by the negligence of another, you have enough on your plate. Let an experienced accident attorney fight for the full compensation that you deserve. It is not uncommon to receive a settlement from the insurance company that is five to ten times bigger with the help of a lawyer. Call the personal injury lawyers at Tario & Associates, P.S. in Bellingham, WA today for a FREE consultation! We have been representing residents of Whatcom County, Skagit County, Island County and Snohomish County since 1979. You will pay nothing up front and no attorney fees at all unless we recover damages for you!