Gym Accident Injury Attorney in Las Vegas

Gym injuries are more common than you think, these injuries can occur among all age groups. More than 4 million people end up in the emergency room each year for injuries from recreation exercises. In 2020, the injury count from exercise and exercise equipment related injuries was around 377,939.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a gym accident from the negligence of other parties, contact our experienced lawyers in gym accident injuries in Las Vegas for a free evaluation of your case.

Common Types of Gym Accidents

There’s a variety of causes that can lead to suffering injuries in a gym, some of the most common include:

  • Slip and fall accidents, either outside or inside the gym area. The injuries that can result from these accidents are broken bones, severe bruising, head injuries, traumatic brain injuries, sprains.
  • Accidents due to faulty equipment, if a treadmill or elliptical is faulty you can fall off very fast, for this reason you can dislocate your shoulders from trying to stay on the faulty equipment. 
  • Accidents due to lack of training
  • Poor lighting, the conditions of the facility must be the appropriate, in cases of poor lighting, you can miss equipment on the floor and that can lead you to trip and fall.
  • Dropping heavy weights on yourself
  • Parking lot accidents
  • Overexertion injuries, it is important to know your physical limitations and listen to your body, sometimes people push themselves too hard and that can lead to a myriad of injuries and medical issues, including pulling a muscle or causing a cardiac event.
  • Negligence by gym employees
  • Negligence by a fitness trainer

Types of Injuries from Gym Accidents

Some of the most common injuries that can occur in a gym include:

There are several types of injuries that can be sustained in a gym. If you’ve been injured in a gym, you’ll want to discuss your situation with our attorneys. If you suffer an injury at the gym because of the negligence of the gym staff, gym owner or other parties you can file a potential legal claim against the gym’s insurance provider and their management.

To avoid suffering from these types of injuries, you should make sure you’re trained or prepared to do any strenuous physical activity before trying it for the first time, and if you are lifting weights make sure to have a spotter. 

Establishing Responsibility in Gym Accidents

Under the law of premises liability, property owners can be held responsible for the injuries and damages their patrons suffer if the hazard that caused it, could have reasonably been remedied. One of the most important aspects in premises liability is being able to prove that the property owner was responsible for the damages. For doing that you must obtain adequate evidence.

In all premises liability cases, you are required to prove that the property owner was liable for the damages, so you should be able to demonstrate that the following was evident:

  1. There was a potentially dangerous or dangerous condition on the property that presented an unreasonable risk of harm.
  2. The property owner was aware or should have been aware of this dangerous condition.
  3. The property owner failed to mention this dangerous condition and did not take reasonable action to remedy the issue.
  4. This dangerous condition caused the injuries suffered by the tenant or patron.

There are certain principles that protect gyms from liability, such as:

  • If a gym expects to stay open, it will require its members to sign liability waivers. This liability waivers must be clearly worded, and they can only cover events that are reasonably foreseeable at the time the person signs it. 
  • If the liability of waiver doesn’t cover the specific activity that caused an injury, the gym may be able to rely upon the member’s assumption of risk to escape responsibility for some or all the injury. 
  • There are certain injuries the gym will not be held liable for. Some of these injuries include muscle cramps, muscle strains from lifting too much weight and injuries from using the machines improperly.

What is Premises Liability?

Premises liability is a legal responsibility imposed on the property owner due to injuries that were caused by unsafe conditions. The premises liability lawsuit is based on negligence. But only because someone has been injured in someone else’s property, it does not mean that the property owner was negligent. The victim must prove that the injuries were a consequence of the negligence from the property owner. 

The premises liability law bases the verdict on the reason why the plaintiff entered the property. When a person enters a property without permission are called “trespassers”. The one’s that accessed the property for their purposes are considered “licensees” and the people who enter the premises to further the owner’s purposes, like customers, are labeled “invitees”. 

Normally, the owner of the property doesn’t have the responsibility to keep trespassers safe, the only exception is if the owner has the knowledge that the trespasser is on the property and fails to inform them of the hazardous conditions.

Responsibilities Gym Owners Have to Their Clients

Some of the responsibility’s gym owners owe to their clients are:

  1. Keep the gym always clean, this also includes clear and dry floors, sanitizing equipment and restrooms or locker rooms.
  2. Repairing faulty equipment, closing them when they need repair or removing them from the public area and replacing them if needed.
  3. Make sure the gym isn’t too crowded.
  4. Make sure that the security systems are functional at all times.

Compensation You Can Recover from a Gym Accident

In cases of personal injuries, you can recover compensation based on the extent and the damages that the accident caused. Some of these damages for which you can obtain compensation include:

  • Past and future medical bills: this includes rehabilitation and nursing care required for the treatment of their injuries sustained.
  • Lost wages: this refers to the money that you would have or could earn if you did not suffer from that injury and depends directly on how long it will take for you to heal.
  • Pain and suffering: this refers to the damages that are harder to calculate and are based on the severity and extent of the injuries.
  • Punitive damages: these damages are based on the negligence of the owner or operator. 

Contact Our Experienced Las Vegas Lawyers to Handle Your Gym Accident Injury Case

Our attorneys will work to gather the evidence necessary to strengthen your claim and prove your injuries from a gym accident. Contact us today at Heidari Law Group for free, no-obligation case consultation. During this consultation we can determine the damages that you are owed, and we will work to ensure maximum compensation for your injuries. Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. This means that you do not have to pay a fee until we win a settlement or a judgment amount for you. Don’t let your injuries from a gym accident ruin your life. We are top-ranked personal injury attorneys that are serving people in Las Vegas.

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