“Austin” (not a real person) had been into lifting weights since he was in his teens. He wasn’t “ripped,” like a bodybuilding pro, but he liked how his twice-weekly workouts kept his muscles toned and looking good. Now that he was in his 40s, it was even more important than ever that he keep himself in good shape, through both a healthy diet and regular exercise.
One Saturday afternoon, Austin was doing his usual round of bench presses, accompanied by a spotter provided by the gym. After finishing his set, he went to place the barbell back on the rack. He felt a twinge in his elbow and the weight slipped.
In an instant, the 300-plus pounds came crashing down on his chest. It drove the air out of his lungs, stunning him, and a sharp pain in his upper body blinded him. When he could finally regain his senses, he was lying on the floor, gasping for breath and feeling like he’d been stabbed in the center of his chest.
As he was being driven in the ambulance, images flashed through Austin’s mind. He could recall, in the moment before the weight slipped, staring up at his spotter to see him looking at and calling out to a friend. From Austin’s viewpoint, the man had abandoned his protective duty just a split second before it was needed to prevent disaster.
Austin was diagnosed with a cracked sternum. From his perspective, his weightlifting injury had been entirely preventable and resulted from the negligence of one of the gym’s employees. He filed a personal injury lawsuit against the gym, which countered that the injury had been his fault and not theirs.
In the meantime, he was unable to work – or work out – while the injury healed, straining his patience and his budget. As the proceedings dragged on, his lawyer suggested he contact USClaims to secure pre-settlement funding for his personal injury case. If you’re having trouble meeting your expenses while waiting for a legal settlement or a judgment related to a personal injury, USClaims can help provide the financial support you need.
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