Man injured while doing flip on bungee trampoline, sues

David Yates Aug. 25, 2013, 1:37pm

Alleging he should have been instructed on the safe use of a bungee trampoline, Philip Hayhurst has filed suit against Bungee Fun Zone and Solid Rock Productions, seeking damages for injuries he received while doing a flip. 

The suit was filed Aug. 5 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, on July 24, 2012, Hayhurst ruptured his right distal bicep tendon while attempting to do a flip on the Spider Jump Bungee Trampoline System at Bungee Fun Zone in Parkdale Mall.

In his suit, Hayhurst maintains he was not engaged in horseplay and was using the equipment in a manner consistent with its intended use.

However, he accuses the attendant at Bungee Fun Zone of negligently failing to advise him on the safe and proper use of the equipment.

The suit further asserts there was a defect in the trampoline at the time it left the possession of Solid Rock -- the equipment’s manufacturer.

The plaintiff is suing for his alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment, disfigurement and lost wages.

Beaumont attorney Brian Mazzola represents him.

Judge Gary Sanderson, 60th District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. B194-646

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