Gym owners have a responsibility to provide safe equipment for patrons to use and a safe workout place. Furthermore, gym equipment manufacturers have a duty to design and manufacture exercise equipment that is free from any design or manufacturing defects. Unfortunately, gym owners and equipment manufacturers too often fail to abide by their legal duties. When this happens, gym patrons can suffer devastating injuries.
Unfortunately, injuries caused by exercise and exercise equipment have increased in recent years. According to the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, injuries caused by exercise and exercise equipment increased almost 45% between 2007 and 2010. Further, from 1990 through 2007, annual weight-training injuries increased by more than 48%. As Americans have developed an increased commitment to fitness and exercise, more Americans are joining gyms throughout the United States. It does not appear, however, that the gyms and manufacturers are keeping up with the demand by failing to provide safe gyms and equipment.
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According to various reports, treadmills cause the most injuries among types of exercise equipment. These injuries occur across all age groups and occur at homes and in gyms. Another common cause of gym accidents includes gym patrons lifting and dropping weights where they should not. As such, it is important for gym members to be cognizant of others lifting weights. Finally, another common gym accident occurs when equipment malfunctions, either because the gym did not properly inspect or maintain the equipment or the manufacturer improperly designed or assembled the product.
Gym accidents can cause a variety of injuries, including broken bones, knee and ankle damage, shoulder sprains, back and neck injuries, muscle tears, and tendonitis. In serious cases, gym accidents may even cause death.
If you’ve suffered an accident or injury at the gym, it is important to reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you understand what options you have to recover the damages of your injury. You can call us at 702.252.0055 or come into our office.
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