Gym Injury Lawyer In Philadelphia
Health clubs and gyms are breeding grounds for accidents. There are many ways in which members and guests can get hurt. Legally, health clubs and gyms are no different from restaurants and other businesses where the public is invited to join, come, and confer an economic benefit on the business owner. In this regard, the proofs are the same.
A business operator, like a gym or health club, must keep its premises safe for its customers so as not to expose them to or cause injury or harm. This is the law. However, simply because you slip or trip in a gym or health club does not mean that you automatically have the right to recover damages against them. Know your rights!
To prevail against a gym or health club, you must show that the gym or health club knew of a dangerous condition or should have known through reasonable inspection. Puddles of water, sweat, improperly placed equipment, and failure to properly clean all lead to accidents where customers fall and injure themselves.
The discovery of what the gym did or did not do should be left to a qualified attorney. At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., our attorneys know what to look for. They know what questions to ask. Call us if you or a loved one were injured in a Slip and Fall or trip and fall at a gym or health club.
The Types of Injuries Routinely Seen at a Gym Are:
- Severed muscles
- Head injuries
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Sprains and Contusions
Many gym-goers assume that a liability waiver will ultimately prevent them from pursuing any legal action against their gym if they sustain an Injury on the Premise. This is a mistake. Liability waivers may prevent you from taking some courses of action, but they do not completely protect gyms from liability in Personal Injury cases.
Some waivers do not even contain legally binding semantics, and no waiver can protect an establishment from acts of negligence. Depending on your incident, you may have an opportunity to challenge the validity of your gym waiver in court.
If you sustain an injury at the gym, you want a personal injury attorney who will put in the time and effort required to honestly examine your case, not an attorney who is just looking to settle and get paid quickly.
In addition to slips and trips resulting from failure to maintain the premises, gyms are responsible for problems with their workout equipment. Equipment must be cleaned and maintained. Many injuries occur because someone before you used a machine, spilled water or produced an abnormal amount of sweat.
When you go to use the machine, you are at risk of getting seriously injured by falling or losing grip or any number of combinations.
Remember to keep your eyes open and be observant in a gym or health club. While we cannot list everything to look for, keep the following in mind. Slip and falls and trip and falls occur when:
- The bathrooms are not kept up, and there is water on the floor.
- The equipment is not maintained and routinely inspected, so you trip over the equipment.
- The flooring is cracked or not level.
- Wires and/or cables that are not secured on the floor by tape or proper covering.
- Carpeting that is worn or has holes, rips, or deviations.
At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we have the expertise to assist you with your claim. The consultation is free, and you have our guarantee: no recovery, fee, or cost.