As in most recreational sports, participants may be injured. The following are common reasons why trampoline accidents happen.
Landing on the head or neck can cause serious injury, paralysis, or death even when landing in the middle of the bed.
More than one person jumping at the same time can result in serious injuries.
Jumpers should stay in the center of the trampoline when jumping. Injury may result from hitting the frame when control is lost. Do not jump directly onto the safety pad.
Improper transfer can result in broken ankles or other injuries. Walk from the trampoline to the decking areas.
Alcohol and drug use impair a jumper's coordination. Loss of control as well as injuries are greatly increased.
Attempting skills above one's ability may cause serious injury, paralysis, or death.
Jumping with a foreign object can also increase the chances of getting injured. This includes but is not limited to, keys, phones, and cameras.
Flips and other tricks are dangerous; perform them at your own risk only if you have sufficient skill to avoid injury.
Be aware and considerate of those around you. Jump with people who are of similar size.
Do not climb on walls or netting and do not touch basketball apparatus.