Personal Injury Articles for the Injured of NJ

Liability Waivers and Gym Memberships

Posted by Francis M. Smith on Fri, Jul 07, 2017

By Francis M. Smith

For many people, joining a gym, health club, aerobics class, or yoga studio is an accessible and affordable way to help them stay active and healthy. Some people also find that the group atmosphere helps them maintain their motivation and commitment to meet their exercise goals. It's unfortunate that these fitness centers too often pose the risk of serious injury to the very same customers and members who patronize them in an effort to improve their health. Every year, thousands of people suffer injuries in exercise classes and gyms; many of these incidents involve slip and fall accidents or improperly maintained exercise equipment. Hard shower and poolside floors, heavy free-weights, and enormous metal exercise machines with dozens of moving parts offer abundant opportunities for an accident to result in broken bones, back or neck injury, spinal damage, or even traumatic brain injury (TBI).

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Topics: injury compensation, premises liability, waiver of liability

Signing a Pre-Injury Release Document on Behalf of a Child

Posted by Francis M. Smith on Mon, Jun 13, 2016

By Francis M. Smith

For many children, sports and other physical activities are an excellent way to stay active, bond with friends, learn teamwork and sportsmanship, and simply have fun. Of course, it can't be overlooked that most of these recreational activities carry a certain element of risk as well. The gymnasiums, sports leagues, and other organizations that offer these activities are certainly aware that those dangers exist, and many require parents to sign a liability waiver on their child's behalf in order for the child to be allowed to participate. As a parent, it's vital to understand what exactly you're agreeing to when you sign these release forms, and what kind of legal weight and enforceability they carry in the state of New Jersey.

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Topics: Injuries to Children, Settlement Offer, injury compensation, waiver of liability

Does Your Gym Require You to Sign a Waiver of Liability?

Posted by Francis M. Smith on Wed, Oct 21, 2015

  By Francis M. Smith

While it's certainly true that almost any physical activity involves a certain level of injury risk, most people probably expect that exercising at a commercial gym or health club to be one of the safer ways of working out. After all, members of these gyms are paying for a service, and they should reasonably expect that the equipment their paid membership entitles them to use is being monitored and maintained by competent and careful professionals. Unfortunately, the reality is not always so clear-cut. Many exercise machines involve heavy components and many moving parts, and these are not always inspected and maintained in a way that renders them safe to use. Customers of these gyms can and do suffer injuries while exercising, sometimes due to the negligence of the gym staff. In these situations, you would expect that an injured member would be able to sue for damages, right?

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Topics: Injuries, negligence, waiver of liability, gross negligence

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