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gym accidentAfter being injured at the gym, many people suffer significant financial hardships. Injuries can result in extensive medical bills, and victims might miss out on the opportunity to work and earn income as they recover. Those who suffer severe injuries might have continuing expenses stemming from ongoing treatments. Moreover, they often experience pain and suffering, which, though not economically measurable, can nevertheless take a significant toll on a person’s life. 

After sustaining an injury at the gym, your first priority is to seek medical attention and treat your symptoms. Even if you feel okay, you should have a doctor examine you. Some injuries, such as neck trauma, can feel worse over time. Additionally, the shock of the injury could delay feelings of pain. 

Even if you are unsure whether your injury is severe enough to warrant medical attention, getting a medical evaluation is a good idea. If you take legal action, medical records can support your case. It will help your case if you document your injury right away. Also, consider taking pictures of defective equipment or unsafe conditions at the gym. 

While getting medical care is essential, so is protecting your legal rights. In California, as an injury victim, you have the right to recover compensation from those responsible for your injury. You might assume that you cannot take legal action if you signed a waiver. However, you can potentially still pursue legal action even if you signed a liability waiver. In many cases, waivers do not hold up in court. The release you signed might be too broad or not cover your accident’s circumstances. 

If a defective product injures you, you could file a lawsuit against those who made and sold the product that caused your harm. For instance, if the cause of your injury is a flawed piece of fitness equipment, you can file a product liability lawsuit to pursue compensation. 

You can also potentially take legal action against the gym. The gym has a duty to keep its premises safe. When you were injured, the gym might have neglected its responsibility to maintain a safe environment. For instance, if you slipped at the gym because the floors were wet and there was no warning sign, you could file a premises liability case against the gym to recover compensation for your injury. 

Additionally, you can file a personal injury claim against the person or people responsible for your injury. For instance, if a fellow exerciser drops a weight on you, breaking your foot, you might be able to sue that person to recover compensation for your injury. Or, if you receive personal training at the gym and get injured during a personal training session, you might be able to bring a personal injury claim against the trainer. The trainer has an ethical duty to exercise reasonable care to ensure your safety. If the trainer made a mistake and acted carelessly, injuring you, you could file a personal injury lawsuit against the trainer. 

After you sustain an injury, hiring an attorney to protect your rights is important. You may be able to pursue multiple claims against multiple responsible parties, such as the manufacturer of defective equipment, the gym, or the person who caused your accident. When you hire one of our experienced personal injury attorneys, they will evaluate your case, identify claims you could make, and aggressively advocate for your interests as you pursue the compensation you deserve. 

What To Do If You Are Injured in a Gym Accident

For anyone who has suffered an injury involving gym fitness equipment, it’s important to immediately contact an experienced personal injury attorney. The Law Offices of Samer Habbas understand that recovering financial compensation for injuries caused by defective gym equipment, hazards and dangerous conditions on the property, or negligence of personal trainers or gym staff can be a difficult process. Our lawyers have experience navigating tough injury litigation claims and getting maximum compensation for our client’s injuries. 

At the Law Offices of Samer Habbas & Associates, we represent people injured in Orange County, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego or San Bernardino. Contact us today at 949-727-9300 for a free consultation, and we only get paid if we recover money for you. 

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