Millions of Americans choose to use tanning beds in the winter months to keep their skin looking sun-kissed all year round, and the facilities which offer these services have continued to see an increase in popularity as the technology has become more affordable for consumers. There are well-known dangers related to overexposure to ultraviolet light, but many users of tanning beds are unaware of the more direct harm that can befall them in a tanning salon.
If you have suffered an injury at a tanning salon due to the negligent care or operation of a tanning bed, you are likely entitled to compensation for your resulting medical expenses and other related damages. To learn more about your legal options, contact the experienced Des Moines tanning bed injury attorneys at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (515) 705-0233.
Risks of Injury
Moderation is the best way to control the risk of long-term injuries resulting from tanning bed use, but injuries associated with owner negligence can be much more immediate. If the owner or operator of a tanning salon fails to effectively maintain and care for their facilities, you may be at risk of experiencing the following:
- Burns and heat stress injuries due to malfunctioning temperature gauges or timers
- UV damage to the eyes due to improper eye protection
- Illness from communicable diseases due to unsanitary maintenance of the tanning beds
Any of these injuries can impose a significant financial burden on you, and you should not be left to bear this expense. A successful civil lawsuit may help you to hold the responsible party financially accountable for the incident as well.
At LaMarca Law Group, P.C., our experienced Des Moines personal injury lawyers are dedicated to protecting the rights and interests of our clients. If you have suffered an injury caused by the reckless or negligent actions of a tanning bed owner or operator, contact us by calling (515) 705-0233 today.