People are often unaware that they can still sue a gym after they’ve signed a waiver. With summer currently in full swing, we see memberships to facilities once again become popular. So, if you are injured, understanding your options is important.
Premises Liability at the Gym
When people are invited onto someone else’s land, the owner becomes liable for any injuries sustained while on the property. For example, it is a gym owner’s duty to keep it in a safe condition. Waivers signed upon membership keep gyms from being sued for any common exercising injury, such as pulling a muscle. But sometimes someone is injured due to the hazardous conditions of a property. For example, if the equipment at a gym is faulty and not cared for. Or, the facility itself has dangers that could have been fixed if it was properly inspected. Victims with genuine premises liability cases can often be discouraged by the waiver they signed. But, there are many things that can cause a waiver to be disregarded.
How Can a Lawyer Help Me?
A waiver will usually not hold up in court if it’s missing certain key factors. For example, the disclaimer must be made clear to the guest. A tiny printed warning mixed in with other papers does not count. There must be legible print or signs on the walls so that all guests are aware. An experienced attorney will know how to hold a facility accountable regardless of a signed waiver. If you or a loved one has been injured on the premises of a gym contact a Targan Pender & Strickland, P.C. attorney today. Call (609)348-1106 for a free consultation.