Gyms and fitness centers are expected to improve health outcomes for members who exercise regularly. But did you know that thousands of Americans suffer serious injuries while working out in fitness centers throughout the U.S.?
Most exercise equipment is made of heavy metal and cables that can break and cause a variety of injuries such as:
- Brain injury
- Torn muscles
Just recently, a man in Texas sued a popular fitness chain for severe head injury after an exercise machine cable broke and caused around 180 pounds of metal weight to slam against his head. The plaintiff maintains that the fitness center failed to maintain, inspect and repair its fitness equipment, causing his injuries.
He is seeking damages for all his injuries.
Other Cases against Fitness Chain
This is not the first lawsuit filed against this particular fitness center. Another member of the same fitness chain had also sued the center for severe brain injury caused by a faulty treadmill. In the earlier lawsuit, the plaintiff was a 66 year old woman who alleged that she fell off a treadmill and hit her head on an adjacent machine after becoming dizzy. As a result, she maintains that she is no longer able to perform her usual daily activities such as cooking and driving and that she now suffers from recurring headaches.
Why You Need an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer
Personal injury claim arising from gym or fitness center injuries are often complicated and challenging. Not many cases yield successful outcomes due to the injured party’s failure to establish gym’s negligence and responsibility for their injuries. This is why choosing a skilled personal injury litigation lawyer is important.
In Northern California, the personal injury attorneys of Redkey Gordon, PLC have more than 25 years of combined experience in a wide range of cases such as brain injury.
Getting Medical Help for Brain Injury
Another challenge that many injured parties face is getting medical treatment for their severe injuries. At Redkey Gordon, PLC, our firm has helped injured clients receive the treatment and care that they need from the appropriate health care providers, even without adequate health coverage.
Our firm works very hard to ensure that clients not only achieve physical recovery and rehabilitation but also financially from the unexpected bills and economic losses resulting from their injuries.
Call us at (209) 267-1685 to receive a free case evaluation. Our firm handles all personal injury cases on contingency fee basis—so we only get paid if you recover compensation that you deserve.