Gyms provide an essential health service, and there hundreds, if not thousands of them all over the country. We as a people are health-conscious, and just about everyone I know goes to the gym at least once a week. It is important that these places be kept safe and clean at all times, so managers hire workers to ensure all areas and hazards are taken care of so people can use these facilities without fearing for their safety.
Gym owners, however, realize that these areas are high injury zones just by virtue of the number of equipment as well as the people that are in the premises at any given time. As a result, you are asked to sign a liability waiver from the moment you come in to get a membership which effectively protects the gym from any liability should you get injured.
Gym waivers may make it seem like you don’t have any rights that will enable you to seek legal help should you get injured. That being said, if we can prove that your injuries were caused by the negligence of the gym workers or management in any way, we can use this angle to file a gym injury lawsuit as long as we have concrete evidence.
Here are some of the negligent ways injuries happen in gyms:
- Leaving spills on the floor without mopping them can pose a slip and fall hazard to patrons. Gym workers should always do rounds and mop these spills up as quickly as they happen.
- Leaving equipment on the floor in a careless manner. Someone else may have been working out and left equipment on the floor; however, workers should warn patrons against doing this as well as participate in putting them back on their stands whenever possible.
- Putting gym equipment too close together. This can cause injuries when two people work out next to each other but don’t have adequate room to position themselves properly.
- Poorly-maintained gym equipment breaking down and seriously injuring a patron.
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According to injury law, if the gym owner or workers were aware of the condition, if the condition was open and obvious, if they did not do anything about it thus leading to your injuries, you may have a case. By filing a gym injury lawsuit, you’ll be able to collect money damages that will help you clear your treatment bills, reimburse you for lost wages as well as soothe any pain and suffering you may have experienced. Injured in a gym? Please give us a call today on 877-561-3004 for your free consultation. Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you.