When you go to a gym, you expect that equipment is well maintained and safe for use. This may in fact be the case, but that doesn’t mean accidents can’t happen, which is why you’ll often also see plenty of safety warning and usage signs posted on or around gym equipment. Despite this, NY personal injury attorneys still see plenty of cases involving accidents and injuries sustained at a gym.
The gym can be a dangerous place, and injuries sustained can range from mild bumps and bruises to broken bones and even severe injuries that may alter an individual’s life. The good news is that in most cases, individuals who suffered injuries while at the gym have a right to compensation, provided they are able to prove negligence or fault on the part of the gym management or its employees.
Doing so is not always easy, which is why it is recommended that you schedule a consultation with a NY personal injury attorney as soon as possible if you or a loved one was injured while at the gym.
The gym staff may try to place the blame squarely on you by saying you weren’t following safety instructions or using equipment properly. Or they may try to offer you a settlement that is typically much lower than you might deserve. An experienced personal injury lawyer will fight on your behalf to help you prove your case and receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries, as well as for pain and suffering, lost wages from missed work, and other damages that may have resulted.