Injuries Due to Sporting Goods Store Negligence
The American Medical Association, and almost all medical professionals, will tell you that it’s imperative that we move our bodies to stay healthy. Whether it’s walking, running, hiking, mountain climbing or simply dancing to your favorite music, we need specific clothing and sports equipment to accomplish our goals. Accordingly, the best place to shop may be a sporting goods store. Although sporting goods stores are fun to visit, they are also places where accidents happen.
Accidents in any store can be the result of many things such as inventory that has fallen off a shelf and onto the floor or accidental spillage from a customer’s takeout drink. However, in a sporting goods store, there are other factors that can result in accidental injuries. You might get on an exercise machine to test it out, or try out new sports equipment such as bats, balls, golf clubs, tennis rackets, free weights, trampolines, etc. The injuries suffered by individuals in these types of accidents can range from a twisted ankle to permanent and life-altering brain damage, paralysis and even death.
As in any store, you must get medical help as soon as you have been hurt. Notifying the property owner, manager or agent immediately if you are hurt on their property, filling out an incident report, taking photographs and making sure that you get the names and identifying information of any witnesses to the event is crucial.
If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident that occurred while shopping in a sporting goods store, or any store, contact Reinken Law today. Our team of personal injury professionals has the experience and knowledge to offer you the best legal representation and get you the compensation you deserve.