“CrossFit” training, which consists of a variety of intense physical workouts, is now commonly offered in fitness centers nationwide; but some researchers worry that their intensity may not be so good for the body, as a rise in injuries due to this training has been reported.
As such, an important question arises: can a victim of injury during CrossFit training sue the fitness center?
The first step is to review any paperwork you may have signed when you first joined your gym/CrossFit center. Larger fitness chains may require new members to sign liability waivers which, despite being enforceable, may still have limitations. Some such waivers may not release a gym from all injuries, while others may require members to accept all risks involved and relieve the gym of all liability.
A liability waiver may be challenged in court by your attorney, but the fact that you had signed it will certainly hurt your chances of receiving compensation. If, however, your injury was caused by negligence or reckless behavior on behalf of the gym or any of its employees, the standard liability waiver will not matter; injuries caused by defective equipment or unsafe conditions within the fitness center are, of course, not protected by these waivers. These are called “premise liability cases” for which you may be able to file a suit and receive compensation.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a CrossFit center, contact Mike Agruss Law for a free consultation. We are a Chicago-based injury law firm representing individuals (and their families) who have suffered an injury in an accident. We will handle your case quickly and advise you every step of the way, and we will not hesitate to go to trial for you.
Lastly, Mike Agruss Law is not paid attorney’s fees unless we win your case. Our no-fee promise is that simple. You have nothing to risk when you hire us – only the opportunity to seek justice.