CrossFit is a popular and effective form of exercise, but a recent study
showed that continued participation can lead to serious injuries. In fact,
some subjects in a 2012 test were unable to continue their fitness regime
after they sustained "overuse or injury" related to the fitness
routine. Now, this same study is the subject of lawsuits from the gym
that participated in it and CrossFit, Inc.
Regardless of the legal drama caused by researchers, one question remains
Can you file a lawsuit for CrossFit-related injuries? A number of variables determine the answer to this question.
Some gyms require members to sign liability waivers. In short, these waivers
counter injury claims from gym members. Waivers have limitations, though,
and can leave room for a lawsuit, depending on the facts of your accident
and injury. Generally speaking, injuries caused by overtly negligent,
intentional, or reckless acts are susceptible to lawsuits.
Premises & Product Liability Lawsuits
Gym members may be able to sue for premises liability and product liability
as well. These terms refers to two types of lawsuits:
- Injures caused by broken or faulty gym equipment
- Injuries caused by poorly maintained building / grounds
Public places, such as businesses, are legally obligated to maintain a
reasonably safe premises, free of any foreseeable hazards. This might
include inadequate security, poorly lit stairwells, or badly maintained
walkways and parking lots. Similarly, you may be able to file suit if
a fault piece of equipment caused your injury.
What to Do After an Injury
If you suffered an injury, speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
Without the help of an injury attorney, you may never know if your case
is worth taking to court. At Roman & Gaynor, our legal team is committed
to helping people like you seek compensation for their medical costs and
Contact our office today for additional information about your options with our law firm.