SHERMAN — A Collin County man is suing 24 Hour Fitness, alleging its negligence caused him to suffer injuries.
Guy Serrano filed a complaint March 29 in the Sherman Division of the Eastern District of Texas against 24 Hour Fitness USA Inc., alleging the defendant breached its duty to use ordinary care to ensure that the premises does not present danger to its invitees.
According to the complaint, on June 13, 2016, Serrano visited the defendant's facility in Frisco to work out. While pulling down on a cable supporting 180 pounds of weight, the suit says, the cable snapped causing a heavy metal handle to slam into Serrano's head.
The lawsuit states Serrano suffered a severe closed head injury resulting in physical and mental pain, lost earnings and medical expenses. The plaintiff alleges the defendant failed to maintain, inspect and repair its fitness equipment to ensure that it functioned properly and would not cause injury.
Serrano seeks trial by jury, compensatory and exemplary damages, costs of court, plus all other equitable relief. He is represented by attorney Paul O. Wickes of Wickes Law PLLC in Plano.
Sherman Division of the Eastern District of Texas Case number 4:17-cv-00212