Many people go to the gym, community center or recreation center to work out and get in better shape. Unfortunately, sometimes members or patrons leave in worse shape; they get hurt and injured due to unsafe equipment and/or facilities.
Examples of unsafe equipment or facilities can include:
In Pennsylvania, facilities such as gyms, community and recreation centers have the duty to provide proper equipment and safe facilities to protect patrons and members from getting hurt and sustaining injuries. They need to take reasonable steps to protect members against risks.
In order to meet that duty, the gyms can take certain steps to lower the chances of members being injured by doing the following:
If gyms, community and recreation centers do not meet that duty, then the following claims, among others, can be made by the injured member/patron:
For more information about Pennsylvania and New Jersey sports injury and accident law, visit our sports injury page. If you or a loved one has been injured in a sports accident in the Pennsylvania or New Jersey area, call our sports injury and accident lawyers. Firm partner, Dan O'Brien, is a lifelong athlete and youth sports coach who has represented countless athletes and players in sports and recreation cases. We always offer free, no obligation consultations. 877.944.8396
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