On behalf of Smiley & Smiley, LLP posted in Premises Liability on Thursday, October 31, 2013.
Many New Yorkers look to personal trainers for assistance in achieving optimal levels of health and athletic performance. These professionals are often skilled, caring and dedicated people. However, not all personal trainers and gym administrators perform their duties within the reasonable standard of care expected of them by law. When gym patrons suffer injury as a result of personal trainer negligence, a personal injury attorney can help these victims navigate their legal options and help them secure any rightful compensation that they may be entitled to for harm suffered.
While some gym injuries are minor, others can have a significant impact on an individual's quality of life. Especially if an individual suffers a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury or other debilitating condition as a result of negligence, that person's life may be forever changed due to the carelessness of another. In these situations, holding the negligent party accountable and securing compensation for medical bills can help ensure that victims are able to receive the continuing care that they will require in order to manage their injuries.
Though personal trainer and gym negligence are relatively new areas of law, there are certainly protections already in place within New York's legal code for victims of these kinds of inadequate care. In some situations, it is the personal trainer alone who may be held accountable for his or her actions. In other situations, it is the gym which must be held accountable. In still other situations, both the professional and establishment involved in the situation may be held accountable for harm suffered.
If you or a loved one has been harmed due to personal trainer or gym negligence, please contact a personal injury attorney with experience in these matters. A skilled attorney may be able to help you navigate your legal options.
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