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Were You Injured by Defective Gym Equipment?

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Most people go to the gym with the hopes of improving their health and getting in shape. Maybe you need to lose weight, or possibly you desire gaining some more muscle mass. In any event, what you don’t expect is that you will be injured by defective gym equipment. However, each year, thousands of people are sent to the emergency room.

At Earnhart Law, our Delray Beach personal injury lawyers help accident victims like you get the compensation you need to help your recovery. If you were injured by defective gym equipment, please give us a call today to schedule a free consultation.

Defective Resistance Bands

In October 2019, Fit For Life recalled their SPRI Ultra Heavy Resistance Bands. According to the manufacturer, the handles could separate from the bands, which would then strike consumers. About 95,000 bands had been sold through Walmart.

Perhaps most famously, former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was injured by resistance bands. Reid claimed that the bands he was using in his home gym broke, which caused him to spin around and strike his face on a cabinet. He was blinded in one eye and also sustained broken ribs and broken facial bones.

Malfunctioning Treadmills

Treadmills are dangerous pieces of equipment, and many things can go wrong that cause injury to someone:

  • The belt could be very thin and break, sending someone tumbling off the treadmill
  • The treadmill could speed up without any input, causing a person to fall
  • A treadmill could stop on its own, throwing someone off balance
  • A treadmill could collapse, which would cause a person to fall forward or backwards and possibly off the treadmill

After a fall, a person could suffer broken bones, a concussion, and other traumatic injuries. Should the treadmill catch on fire, which is always a possibility, then a person could also suffer a serious burn.

Faulty Home Pull Up Bars

These bars are often designed so that they can be wedged inside a door frame. However, shoddy construction or design could cause the bar to become dislodged, sending a person to the floor. Some bars might also lack adequate warnings or instructions, which also renders them too dangerous for use by a consumer.

Bringing a Lawsuit

If you were injured by defective equipment, you might have a claim against the manufacturer or another distributor. If you were injured in a gym, then faulty maintenance might be to blame, and you can also sue the gym for your injuries. Gyms must make sure that their premises are safe for customers, and allowing defective equipment to be used is not the type of care the law expects.

At Earnhart Law, we will work to ensure that you receive compensation to pay for medical care incurred by your injuries. We can help you document that the gym equipment was faulty, and we will bring a claim against the liable parties. To start your claim, or to get answers to your questions, please call us at 561-265-2220. We offer a free consultation.

Resources:

cpsc.gov/Recalls/2020/Fit-For-Life-Recalls-SPRI-Ultra-Heavy-Resistance-Bands-Due-to-Injury-Hazard

npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/10/08/446867225/sen-harry-reid-sues-makers-of-exercise-band-over-his-injuries

https://www.delrayinjuryattorneys.com/sunrail-has-a-new-safety-program/

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