Gym Equipment Malfunction
When you pay for a gym membership, part of the expectation you have as a gym member is that the gym will be clean and the equipment will be in working order for your use. You may be irritated if you go to use your favorite piece of equipment, only to find an “Out of Order” sign posted on it. This is much more preferable, however, than the scenario of a malfunctioning piece of equipment going unnoticed.
Occasionally, gym equipment malfunctions occur because of negligent staff. Because the equipment is often bulky and heavy, an equipment error can lead to serious injury. The Indianapolis gym accident lawyers at the Hankey Law Office can help you determine if someone is legally responsible for your injuries and hold them accountable.
Causes of Gym Equipment Malfunction
Gym equipment may fail and injure someone for a number of reasons, including:
- Improper installation
- Lack of maintenance
- Worn out or defective parts
- Improper operation of equipment by a trainer
- Lack of supervision by staff
Parties Who May be Accountable
Sometimes it is difficult to tell who is responsible for gym equipment accidents. A personal injury lawyer can review all of the details of your case and help you identify those responsible for your injuries. Equipment failure could include one or more of the following parties:
- Equipment engineer/manufacturer
- Installation crew
- Maintenance staff
- Training staff
- Gym owner or manager
If you have been injured while using gym equipment, you may be the victim of negligence. A personal injury lawyer will examine all of the details of your case for positive evidence of someone at fault and can help you defend your right to compensation. For legal advice and assistance, contact an experienced Indianapolis personal injury attorney from the Hankey Law Office at (800) 520-3633.