Woman Files Suit After Gym Injury
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
A Sacramento woman filed a lawsuit against a gym chain, after she fell
of a moving
treadmill, hit her head on a nearby leg machine, and fractured her skull in several
places. The incident took place in 2011 with the victim spending 4 months
in the hospital undergoing several surgeries to relieve pressure on her
skull and remove blood clots. She is suing the gym to cover for lost wages,
long term care and physical therapy . Her lawyers are accusing the popular
chain of gross negligence, stating that the treadmill was not located
at the proper distance away from the neighboring equipment. The gym had
placed a leg machine 46 inches behind the treadmill, not the recommended
distance of six-foot which is stated in the treadmill owner’s manual.
Sadly, exercise equipment sends thousands to the emergency room each year.
Negligence laws are put in place to protect individuals from harm caused
by carelessness, not intentional harm. Many gyms pride themselves on having
the most equipment, putting them ahead of the competition. Oftentimes
equipment safety zones are not considered if it appears the equipment
is placed within a reasonable distance of the other machines. Unfortunately,
many gym owners choose quantity of equipment over the safety of their
members. Many people are not aware of this ongoing issue until someone
is hurt and has already suffered damages.
The attorneys at Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC are dedicated to helping
those who have suffered injuries due to negligence. We are committed to
helping get the care and compensation you deserve. If you or your loved
ones have experienced a devastating slip or fall please
contact us today for a free no-obligation quote.