Millions of Americans join fitness centers because the want to have a place to work out and get in shape, especially when it is too hot or cold to exercise outside. These fitness centers have a wide array of equipment, including treadmills, elliptical machines, weight machines, and more. Everyone should be aware that exercising has an inherent risk of certain injuries, such as tears or sprains, which may not be anyone’s fault. However, some people have accidents at fitness centers that are caused by malfunctioning equipment or other dangerous conditions. If you suffer injury at a gym or fitness center because the owner or staff did not properly maintain the premises, an experienced Coweta County personal injury lawyer can help you receive the compensation you deserve.
Fitness equipment requires regular inspection and maintenance to make sure it is safe for use. If gym staff does not perform the required maintenance, equipment can malfunction and cause severe accidents. Accidents can be especially serious if the equipment in question involves moving parts or heavy weights. Victims may suffer severe head trauma, broken bones, back and neck injuries, brain injuries, and more. Additionally, gyms often have televisions on raised platforms to entertain people while they are exercising. There have been several instances when a television came loose and fell off the platform, seriously injuring a person below. These are all examples of how fitness center owners may be negligent and cause injuries.
Contact a Coweta County personal injury attorney for a free consultation
If you join a fitness center, you should be able to trust that you will be able to safely use the equipment during your workouts. If you suffer injury because the owner or staff of a fitness center acted in a negligent manner, you deserve full compensation for all of your injury-related losses. The experienced personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Shane Smith know how to hold property owners responsible for injuries that occur on their premises. We offer free consultations, so do not hesitate to call our office today at (770) 487-8999.