Nielsen & Mukerji, LLP Wins $1.3 Million Verdict for Houston Family

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Houston jury finds Pump It Up of The Woodlands franchisee negligent in accident that caused a 9-year-old boy to suffer permanent injuries.

Nielsen & Mukerji, LLP Wins $1.3 Million Verdict for Houston Family
If they were supervising properly, it never would have happened.

The legal team at Nielsen & Mukerji, LLP recently won a case that was being followed by news outlets around the country. The Houston law firm represented a family, whose 9-year-old son was injured when he fell from a bounce house in 2010 (Harris County District Court case number 201204647). The boy fractured his skull and experienced bleeding on the brain when he fell to the concrete floor after being left unsupervised in Pump It Up of The Woodlands’ play area. No employees were in the room, and the victim and his brother were not told which areas of the room were unsafe.

"He should never have been allowed to climb up there in the first place, and if they were supervising properly, it never would have happened," stated Eric Nielsen, who was the lead attorney for the case. "There was a conscious choice on the part of one of the managers of Pump It Up of The Woodlands to have their one attendant go between two different rooms, and there are four inflatables in each room."

The victim, who was happy and healthy before the accident, now has emotional struggles and learning disabilities. There are no surgeries or medications that will correct the damage that he suffered from the incident at Pump It Up of The Woodlands.

"This is an accident that never should have happened," explained Nielsen. "We hope that the verdict will encourage Pump It Up of The Woodlands and other play centers to be more diligent about the safety of their play areas."

The verdict will not help the victim regain what he has lost, but his family plans to use the money to help with his long-term care and needs.

About Nielsen & Mukerji, LLP

Nielsen & Mukerji, LLP is a Houston-based law firm that represents catastrophically injured individuals throughout the nation. They focus on children who have suffered injuries through no fault of their own. To learn more about their services, visit their website or call 713-973-1300.

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