David Yates Jul. 13, 2015, 4:11pm


Jumping World USA has answered a suit brought by a local mother seeking more than $1 million in damages after her son broke his foot at the indoor trampoline park.

Individually and on behalf of Dalton Brock, Shanna Brock filed her suit March 5 in Jefferson County District Court.

A few weeks later, Jumping World answered the suit, asserting a general denial and demanding strict proof.

Jumping World also asks the court that the plaintiff take nothing and that it be awarded costs.

According to the petition, on Feb. 17 Dalton went to Jumping World with is his sister and friends. Although the park requires youth under the age of 18 to have a parent/guardian sign a waiver, Dalton was allegedly not required to present ID and signed his own wavier.

Jumping World displays signs stating, “Jump at your own risk.”

Not long after Dalton entered the park, he broke his left foot, the suit states.

Aside from failing to check Dalton’s ID, Shanna accuses Jumping World of negligently allowing too many jumpers at its park at one time and negligently failing to supply enough employees to supervise the area.

The suit does not state if Shanna knew if Dalton was going to Jumping World or what she was doing at the time of the incident.

The plaintiffs seek to recover damages for alleged pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of earnings, medical expenses and impairment.

Beaumont attorney Cade Bernsen represents the plaintiffs.

Jumping World is represented by Bradley Bingham, attorney for the Houston law firm Bingham, Mann & House.

Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. D196-819

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