Hastings and Hastings Speaks Out about Premise Liability Cases at the Gym

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Although pursuing a personal injury suit against a gym is difficult, it is possible

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Although pursuing a personal injury suit against a gym is difficult, it is possible. Hastings and Hastings encourages any person involved in an accident at the gym or health spa to reach out to an attorney in order to secure compensation and protect your rights.
People go to the gym to maintain their health. But, from time to time, an injury could result while pumping your legs on the stair master, or banging weight off your chest on the bench press. Although every gym requires its members to sign a liability waiver, gyms are still held to the same regulations as property owners—this is called premise liability. Gyms, like any other property owner or business owner must “take reasonable steps to assure the safety of their premises.” Of course, this includes regular inspections of the premises and the assessment of defects and potential dangers.
If the owner of a gym, or a member of the staff failed to prevent a potential injury, you may have a feasible premise liability case on your hand. If this is the case, then you want to consult an attorney to protect you through the process, and help your recover the damages you deserve.
“Premise liability cases against a gym or health spa can be difficult, but that is not to say a successful suit is impossible,” said Anthony Campagnolo, Attorney at Hastings and Hastings.
The difficulty associated with pressing a successful premise liability case against a gym stems from the liability waiver they require you to sign. Here’s what you ought to know. First, the liability waiver you signed involves a total waiver of liability. This essentially attempts to free the gym from any injury that might occur on the premises. But, this type of agreement can be construed as overly broad, and thus, impermissible in court. Secondly, that liability waiver involves something called a waiver for negligence. Again, this can be difficult for the defendant to enforce in court. If the gym was flagrantly negligent, then you might have a legitimate premise liability case on your hands.
As always, victims of negligence have the right to represent themselves in court. However, the process can be difficult, especially when dealing with a complicated law suit like a premise liability case against a gym. It is best

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