Category Archives: Premises Liability

The New Jersey premises liability lawyers at our personal injury law firm have been helping victims of slip-and-falls, elevator, escalator and casino accidents for years.

Can I Sue if I’m Injured at the Gym?

If you regularly go to the gym, then chances are you have some type of goal in mind. Maybe you want to work on overall your health or appearance. Perhaps you want to improve a health condition or your abilities as an athlete. You do not go to the gym expecting to be harmed. Unfortunately, gyms are not always the safest business establishments and there are multiple ways you could be hurt. Common hazards at your local gym could include: Poorly maintained equipment: Depending on the establishment, there could be hundreds of people using workout machines each week. If gyms are not regularly maintaining their equipment, then guests could be seriously harmed. Equipment could also contain defects that injure you or other guests. Poor sanitation: The surfaces in gyms are constantly being exposed to conditions that are favorable for the growth of microorganisms, such as bacteria or viruses. Your local…
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Can I File a Lawsuit if I Am Injured Using Airbnb?

Airbnb has exploded in popularity over the last few years. This service allows users to find rooms for lodging in a way that is similar to booking a hotel room. Airbnb has been compared to Uber or Lyft, except instead finding rides, the service finds hosts who are offering lodging. Hosts who are using the service can offer guests a room in their own homes or other properties. As Airbnb has grown in popularity, so have the number of lawsuits filed against the company. One woman filed a lawsuit after she was allegedly sexually assaulted by her host. At another Airbnb rental in Texas, a tree fell on and killed a guest. These are both cases where guests might be able to file a premises liability lawsuit if the injuries or deaths occurred on hotel properties. If the hotel was aware of but did not fix a hazard that harmed…
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Can I Sue a Gym if I Signed a Waiver?

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…
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