Getting hurt at the gym because you overdid it on leg day is one thing, but what if you get injured due to dangerous conditions that are not addressed by staff or the property owner? In cases like these, it is often possible to sue a gym for damages. A Tom Green County, Texas personal injury lawyer can evaluate your case and tell you more about how our law firm can help you pursue the compensation that you deserve.
What Kinds of Injuries Can a Gym Be Sued For?
You cannot sue a gym for just any injury you sustain while on the premises. Many people injure themselves at the gym and it is entirely their own fault, so you need to show that the injuries that you suffered were due to negligence on behalf of someone else, someone who was tasked with making the gym a safe environment for everyone. This means that you can often sue if you were injured by:
- A slippery floor
- A poorly lit stairwell
- Defective or damaged gym equipment
- Poor instruction from a trainer
What Should I Do After I Get Hurt at the Gym?
If you get hurt at the gym, you should take pictures of the area where you were hurt. If you can show something like a puddle that represents a slipping hazard or a broken piece of equipment that could hurt someone working out, then that is evidence that can strengthen your case.
You should also make an effort to get medical care right away. Your injuries could be more serious than they look. Getting medical care right away can also help with your case. If you delay care, the defense might try to argue that you were not as injured as you say you are.
What Should My Compensation Cover?
Your compensation should not just make up for the actual costs associated with your injuries. A fair offer should also take any psychological trauma or pain and suffering into consideration as well. We think that damages should be able to help with:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Loss of enjoyment
- Mental anguish
- Loss of earning potential
Can a Personal Injury Attorney Help Me If I Get Hurt at the Gym?
A personal injury attorney can help you with your case in key ways. A lawyer can help you gather evidence like surveillance footage and build a convincing case that could hold up in court. A lawyer from our firm can also answer any questions that you have and keep you updated about any progress in your case. If there are important dates and deadlines to remember, we can remind you about them.
Talk to a Lawyer Today
So if you were injured in a gym or fitness center, get ready to fight for the compensation that you deserve. Contact the Mathis Law Firm and schedule your free consultation. A lawyer from our firm can help you make things right.