Gym Goer Sues Anytime Fitness After Faulty Equipment Causes Injuries

On October 19, 2021, a man (“Gym Goer”) filed a complaint against Anytime Fitness in Harris County District Court after suffering injuries caused by a piece of faulty gym equipment.

The Gym Goer filed his lawsuit against T&J P.U.S.H., LLC doing business as Anytime Fitness and gym owner Joannah Contreras (hereinafter “Anytime Fitness”). The Gym Goer asserts causes of action for negligence, premises liability, and gross negligence against Anytime Fitness as a result of an incident that caused him to suffer bodily injuries.

On July 13, 2021, according to the lawsuit, the Gym Goer was a business invitee and guest at Anytime Fitness and while working out with the gym equipment, was injured when a workout bench broke and collapsed to the floor. The collapse of the workout bench caused the Gym Goer to fall and sustain bodily injuries.

In his lawsuit, the Gym Goer alleges that Anytime Fitness was responsible for the maintenance, inspection, repair, replacement, and installation of the workout equipment located at the Anytime Fitness gym. The Gym Goer further alleges that Anytime Fitness was the owner, operator, and/or service provider of the workout equipment in its gym. Gym Goer also claims the workout equipment was defective—and had been for some time—and the faulty equipment was the cause of his injuries. Gym Goer claims the collapse of the workout equipment in the Anytime Fitness gym caused him to sustain injuries to his neck, back, shoulders, and wrist, among others.

In his lawsuit, Gym Goer claims Anytime Fitness was negligent in that it failed to warn gym invites of the dangerous condition presented by the workout bench and that Anytime Fitness knew or should have known that the workout bench was in an unreasonably dangerous condition.

The Gym Goer further alleges that Anytime Fitness failed to properly train its employees, failed to properly supervise employees, failed to properly investigate employees, including management, failed to provide a safe facility for visitors and other business guests, and failed to implement policies and procedures for the proper inspection, maintenance, and repair of workout equipment, among others.

The Gym Goer also alleges Anytime Fitness had a duty to keep and maintain the premises in a safe condition. The visitors claim they were invitees who entered the Anytime Fitness premises for the benefit of Anytime Fitness and that Anytime Fitness had a duty to either warn the Gym Goer of the unreasonably dangerous condition or to make the unreasonably dangerous condition reasonably safe. As a result of its failures, the Gym Goer claims Anytime Fitness breached its duty and standard of care it owed to him and caused his injuries.

The Gym Goer seeks monetary relief for damages resulting from, among others, medical expenses both past and future, physical pain, and suffering both past a future, physical impairment/loss of enjoyment of life both past a future, disfigurement both past a future, mental anguish, loss of earnings sustained in the past and loss of earning capacity in the future, among others.

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