When working out at the gym, you expect the gym to provide you with safe equipment and certified trainers to help you during your work out. Sadly, not all gym equipment is properly maintained and not all gym trainers have the certification necessary to guide someone during the workout.
If you experienced any of these factors and suffered injury as a result, call a Tucson gym accident premises liability lawyer today for help. A skilled attorney could take charge of your case and investigate who is at-fault for your accident.
Some of the more common displays of negligence often seen in gym-related accidents involves victims being placed in precarious situations by their personal trainer. If a trainer is not able to tell that someone has reached their physical limitations and continues to make them go above and beyond their limit, they could suffer serious yet preventable injuries. When this occurs, the victim could hold the personal trainer liable to an injury suit. In addition, if the trainer does not have a professional certificate ensuring that they are allowed to physically train someone, they could be held liable for that as well.
Another form of negligence involved in gym accidents involves the status of the gym equipment. If a piece of equipment breaks while it is in use, and a person suffers an injury, the injured person could hold the gym accountable for failing to maintain their equipment.
Following the directions labelled on gym equipment is not only good for ensuring an efficient workout, but for preventing injury as well. However, if the victim tries to use a piece of equipment for a workout not listed in the directions, the victim may take on a portion of liability in the event of an accident. However, if they were using the equipment as it is supposed to be used, and the equipment still causes them injury, they could use the directions as evidence that the equipment is faulty and the victim shared no fault in their accident.
When a piece of gym equipment malfunctions, the gym owner would usually take on liability in the event of an accident. However, there are some cases where the malfunction was not foreseeable, or the malfunction is in the design of the equipment itself. In this instance, the victim may not have a claim for compensation against the gym owner, but potentially against the manufacturer. When this happens, they should immediately get in touch with an injury attorney to find out more about how to proceed with a claim for compensation.
If you have suffered injuries while trying to work out in a gym, be sure to get in touch with a Tucson gym accident premises liability lawyer today. Our trusted attorneys could meet with you to learn more about your accident and your injuries and advise you on what you should do next to obtain compensation. To get started on your case, call today.