Injured During CrossFit Training? Know Your Options
CrossFit is offered at just about every fitness center, and there are new centers popping up that cater exclusively to the CrossFit community. These high-intensity workouts are all about pushing your body to the limits and maximizing fitness, but all that intense training can also lead to injury. Some researchers are currently studying this new trend in fitness to see if it is even safe for individuals, especially with the increasing number of injuries.
But, regardless of how those studies turn out, if you are injured at a CrossFit facility or gym, can you sue the facility?
Look at Your Gym Membership Paperwork
When you joined the gym or CrossFit center, you most likely signed forms. Big name fitness centers often require you to sign a release before joining that includes a liability waiver. These liability waivers are enforceable, but most have limitations.
Some liability waivers will not release the gym from all injuries. But, there are other contracts that may require you to state that you accept the risk involved with the CrossFit exercises; therefore, if you are injured, the gym is not liable.
A liability waiver can still be challenged by your premise liability attorney in court, but signed liability waivers make it more difficult to receive damages—since you have already agreed the gym or fitness center is not liable for your injuries. But, if your injuries were caused by the negligence or reckless behavior of the gym or their trainers, the fitness center will not be protected by any type of liability waiver.
Premise Liability Claims: Do You Have a Case?
Injuries caused by unsafe conditions or equipment within the gym are also not protected by a liability waiver. These are considered “premise liability” cases and if you are injured because of defective equipment, unsafe conditions or even reckless trainers, you may have an eligible lawsuit.
Hire an Attorney
If you were injured due to unsafe gym conditions or malfunctioning equipment at a CrossFit center, contact the Daytona Beach personal injury attorney Law Offices of Robert W. Elton today. We can assess your case and help you determine who is at fault for your injuries – from the manufacturers of the equipment to the trainers to the gym owners.
We offer free consultations, so schedule an appointment today at 386-274-2229 now.
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