Mark Roman | October 14, 2014 | news
CrossFit is a popular and effective form of exercise, but a recent study showed that continued participation can lead to serious injuries. In fact, some subjects in a 2012 test were unable to continue their fitness regime after they sustained “overuse or injury” related to the fitness routine. Now, this same study is the subject of lawsuits from the gym that participated in it and CrossFit, Inc.
Regardless of the legal drama caused by researchers, one question remains unanswered:Can you file a lawsuit for CrossFit-related injuries? A number of variables determine the answer to this question.
Some gyms require members to sign liability waivers. In short, these waivers counter injury claims from gym members. Waivers have limitations, though, and can leave room for a lawsuit, depending on the facts of your accident and injury. Generally speaking, injuries caused by overtly negligent, intentional, or reckless acts are susceptible to lawsuits.
Premises & Product Liability Lawsuits
Gym members may be able to sue for premises liability and product liability as well. These terms refers to two types of lawsuits:
- Injures caused by broken or faulty gym equipment
- Injuries caused by poorly maintained building / grounds
Public places, such as businesses, are legally obligated to maintain a reasonably safe premises, free of any foreseeable hazards. This might include inadequate security, poorly lit stairwells, or badly maintained walkways and parking lots. Similarly, you may be able to file suit if a fault piece of equipment caused your injury.
What to Do After an Injury
If you suffered an injury, speak with an attorney as soon as possible. Without the help of an injury attorney, you may never know if your case is worth taking to court. At Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers, our legal team is committed to helping people like you seek compensation for their medical costs and other damages.Contact our office today for additional information about your options with our law firm.
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