On behalf of Smiley & Smiley, LLP posted in Premises Liability on Friday, November 21, 2014.
The holiday season is upon us all. In an effort to survive this season of sweets and treats without gaining weight in the double digits, many Americans are making a concerted effort to hit the gym. One of the most appealing assets that many gyms across the U.S. have to offer is personal training services. These services allow gym-goers to seek guidance, support and general assistance while attempting to reach their personal fitness goals.
Having an experienced and competent personal trainer in your corner can be a true asset. However, if your personal trainer does not behave in experienced and competent ways and you are harmed as a result, you may be able to hold that individual accountable. Although it is not often written or spoken about, personal trainer negligence occurs with surprising frequency.
When joining a gym or working out with a personal trainer, clients are generally asked to sign liability waivers. These waivers aim to protect gym facilities and personal trainers from legal liability in the event of an accident or injury. These waivers do prohibit some kinds of lawsuits. However, many waivers are not iron-clad. Every situation is unique and some incidents may allow clients to push past waivers in order to file a successful claim.
Perhaps because this area of law is rarely publicized, many Americans may not realize that they can hold personal trainers accountable for certain kinds of harm. However, a personal injury attorney experienced in this area of law can aid victims in filing a related claim under certain circumstances.
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