Trampolines and insurance

Q: I'm thinking about buying a trampoline for my kids. Are there any insurance issues?

A: Yup. Trampolines, while definitely fun, can cause injuries or even death. So it's a good idea to first talk to your insurance agent. Your insurance company may not want to continue coverage if you buy a trampoline. Also, if there is an injury claim, your insurer would review the claim, but might decide to later cancel your coverage. It's well worth a phone call to your agent or insurer first, rather than being surprised later.

Note: This is one of a series of common -- or in some cases, particularly unusual -- questions received by our consumer advocacy staff, who answer questions from consumers.

Got a question or insurance problem of your own? If you live in Washington, feel free to give us a call, toll-free at 1-800-562-6900. We'll do our best to help. (And if you live in another state or territory, here's a handy map that lists the contact info for your local insurance regulatory office.)

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