A lot of us enjoy going to the gym. Working out makes us healthier and makes us feel better, more vigorous, and more dynamic. When we’re working up a sweat and powering through some heavy weights or hitting the treadmil, it’s easy to flat-out forget about the inherent danger of heavy lifting and mechanical equipment. If you’re not careful, you can seriously injure yourself on the equipment, which can be as painful as it is expensive. On top of that, you won’t be able to return to the gym when you’re stuck in a hospital bed.
If you have been injured by a poorly maintained piece of gym equipment, contact a Milwaukee personal injury lawyer of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900.
Most gyms have you sign a waiver when you join, which covers them in many eventualities of injury. Basically, if you injure yourself on your own without supervision, it’s your own fault. However, it is the gym’s responsibility to keep its machines in good working order, and if you are injured as a result of poorly kept equipment, the gym can be held liable.
In order to stay safe at the gym, you should always carefully follow the instructions posted on the machine. Part of being a conscientious member of a gym is using the machines responsibly and respectfully. However, you should also realize that you can’t be held responsible for improperly maintained equipment. On top of that, if you are injured due to a flaw in the machine itself, you could have a case against the manufacturer of the equipment.
If you have been injured in the gym through no fault of your own, contact the Milwaukee personal injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900.