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Community Centers Have a Duty to Provide Safe Facilities to Protect Members from Injuries


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4/8/2012
Louisa T. Chen
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As the only personal injury lawyer in the family, I often get questions from family members and relatives about whether someone can sue for personal injuries under certain situations.  Some of these questions are hypothetical and some involve real life situations. 

The most recent hypothetical question I got was whether someone can sue for personal injuries if they fell on a basketball court.  Well, based on that sentence, I could not provide an answer.  I needed more information.  A person cannot just sue for falling on a basketball court. However, if a person slipped on water that should not have been on the court, then, perhaps there is a case.  I still needed more information.  So more hypothetical facts were given and the family member soon realized that with every different fact, the end result was different.  The only certain answer I was able to give was that the community center has a duty to provide a safe facility and take certain steps to lower the chances of members being injured. 

The bottom line is that every case is different. If you think you have a personal injury case, you need to talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer about it.  Depending on the facts, there may or may not be a case.

To find out more about how gyms, community and recreation centers need to protect their members, access our legal article: Gyms, Community Centers and Recreation Centers Have the Duty to Supply Proper  Equipment and Facilities to Protect Patrons from Injuries.


**DISCLAIMER: This website does not provide legal advice. Every case is unique and it is crucial to get a qualified, expert legal opinion prior to making any decisions about your case.



Category: Sports & Recreation Accidents


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