Gym’s and health clubs around the country advertise themselves as an arena where individuals can improve their health, and overall quality of life. They offer dozens of classes, machines and activities that do in fact help people in their day to day lives, as well as improve their overall health. However, as the fitness industry’s popularity has ballooned over the last few decades, so has the occurrence of injuries, specifically serious injuries and even death, as a result of the negligence of these facilities. Often times these injuries occur as a result of:
Negligent hiring, supervision and training of a personal trainer or other personnel
Poor credentials of a personal trainer or failure to pursue a reasonable standard of care involving baseline evaluations, the clients’ physical abilities, program plan and “spotting” during exercise
Defective weight machines, treadmills, elliptical bikes, free weights, resistant bands, cables or other equipment
Hazardous gym conditions including obstacles or slippery conditions that cause fall accidents
Inadequate security, leading to assault, batter, robbery, or injury
Inadequate lighting, leading to assault, battery, robbery, or injury
Injuries due to malfunctioning equipment
A major issue involved in gym injuries is the waivers almost always required when signing up to a gym. Waivers often include language that indicates that members would be exercising “entirely at their own risks” , that member would “assume all risks”, and/or the member releases the gym of liability “from all injuries which may occur as a result of …the sudden and unforeseen malfunctioning of any equipment”.
In these situations, an individual’s best bet is to hire an experienced personal injury attorney that can overcome these obstacles. Please call a gym injury lawyer at the Downtown L.A. Law Firm today at 855.385.2529 or visit us at www.downtownlalaw.com today.
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