This is a good time of the year to start working out. The truth is, you can say that any month because fitness is important.
The unfortunate thing that the Bronx personal injury lawyers at Feiner & Lavy have learned in our time is that the gym or fitness center can also be a place where injuries due to the carelessness of others can occur. This means that the work you’re doing to get fit can end up being the workout that lands you in the hospital or rehab.
People don’t always see the dangers in a health club, but we do. Free weights and multi-station weight systems are metal with more metal, and falling into one of those can lead to catastrophe. A treadmill that malfunctions can turn your beach body into a broken body in seconds. Equipment maintenance problems aren’t the only place where danger lurks at a fitness center. In the locker room, there’s a whole new area where problems await.
The hard floors, showers and need for constant maintenance in a locker room makes it a hazard waiting to happen. Fitness centers will underinvest in personnel and equipment designed to keep the tile floors outside of showers dry or to ensure that the steam bath or sauna are in good condition. A slip and fall in one of these areas can not only lead to broken bones or head injuries, but in the case of the sauna an injury victim could sustain very nasty burns. And then there are classes that are run without a consideration for individual safety or personal trainers who devise a workout that becomes a whole different kind of torture than anyone could have imagined.
Injuries suffered in this kind of an environment need the sort of swift justice that the lawyers at Feiner & Lavy can win for their clients. Some of our attorneys are really committed to fitness, so we have an intimate understanding of the gym, the locker room, and the potential hazards that can lead to disaster. We will work with you to ensure that the costs for recovering your health and compensation for pain and suffering are delivered for you.
The gym operator will have their lawyers who will want to dispense with your case quickly and cheaply. This is why you need a fighter in your corner, and Feiner & Lavy are the kind of powerhouse you will be very happy you turned to.
As we said, we are healthy life advocates and believe that working out provides tremendous benefits, especially considering the stagnation of working from home. That said, we are vigilant about gyms providing safe, hygienic environments for their clients.
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