Many people seek personal trainers to increase their fitness practices and improve their overall health. If your fitness endeavor resulted in being injured by a personal trainer, you may have cause to file a personal injury lawsuit.
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Proving negligence in a personal injury lawsuit
In order to recover damages from a personal injury lawsuit against a personal trainer, you will be required to prove the personal trainer was negligent. To assign negligence, you must prove the following:
- Duty of care: Your personal trainer had a duty of care to keep you reasonably safe from foreseeable harm.
- Breach of duty: Your personal trainer failed to exercise the level of care promised, thus placing you in harm’s way.
- Cause of injury: Your personal trainer’s breach of duty is the cause of your injuries. For example, if they instructed you to use too much weight during an exercise, you need to prove it ended in your injury.
- Damages: Your injuries resulted in medical expenses and/or loss of work. If neither of these occurred, it is not likely you will receive any compensation.