Gym and Fitness Center Liability
At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, our Cape Cod premises liability lawyers represent victims of a wide range of accidents caused by the negligence of property owners. Since 1994, we have been dedicated to helping injured members of our community pursue the compensation that they deserve to get back on their feet after a mishap. We understand the pain and stress that these situations often cause an accident victim and his or her loved ones. Our strong track record of success is a testament to the personalized and comprehensive services that we offer the people whom we represent.Holding a Negligent Gym or Fitness Center Liable for Damages
Gyms and fitness centers are designed to help people stay healthy and strong, but they also pose potential safety hazards. Heavy weights can cause serious injuries if they are not used and stored properly. Tread mills and other equipment can also harm a user if they malfunction. That is not to mention the risk of slips or trips and falls that arises when a lot of people are moving on cluttered, crowded, or sweaty walking surfaces. If you have been injured in a slip and fall at a gym or fitness center, you may have the right to seek legal remedies for your harm. Many accident victims may pursue damages for medical bills, missed wages for time away from work, the costs of future treatment, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. In some situations, the family of an injured person may also seek "loss of consortium" damages to compensate them for the loss of a spouse or parent's companionship, support, love, and guidance.
Gym owners, like other business proprietors, are generally required under the law to keep their premises in a reasonably safe condition. This means taking active steps to ensure that equipment is in good working condition and that weights and other objects are properly stored. Under premises liability law, the owner of a gym or another property is also responsible for fixing or warning of any hazards of which the owner should have known through a reasonable inspection of the property. The owner is likely to be found legally liable for any injuries that occur on the premises as a direct result of its failure to fulfill these obligations.
Building a compelling premises liability case typically requires gathering a strong body of evidence, such as witness testimony about how the property’s condition developed and how the accident happened, as well as detailed medical records to establish the full extent of the injuries. This is where the guidance of a lawyer may be invaluable.Discuss Your Personal Injury Claim with a Cape Cod Lawyer
Our attorneys have more than 146 years of combined experience representing accident victims in slip and fall and other personal injury cases. Founding partner John C. Manoog, III draws on his prior work in insurance defense to gain insights on how many businesses and their insurers may try to limit their liability in these matters. Our firm also prides itself on taking a personalized approach to legal representation, making sure that we understand each individual’s particular needs. Our previous victories include a number of six-figure settlements in slip and fall cases.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident, our Cape Cod personal injury attorneys are ready to help. Our offices are conveniently located in Hyannis and Plymouth, where we are pleased to offer free consultations. We are also happy to travel to you if you cannot make it to us. We do not charge a fee in many cases unless we recover compensation for you. Call us at 888-262-6664 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Nós Falamos Português.