HOUSTON — A Harris County man is suing 24 Hour Fitness, alleging the defendant's negligence caused injuries to the plaintiff.
Harry Provost III filed a complaint June 29 in Harris County District Court against 24 Hour Fitness USA Inc., alleging that the health club facility failed to provide a safe premises.
According to the complaint, on Feb. 6, Provost was engaged in physical workout at the 24 Hour Fitness facility on Gulf Freeway in Houston when a military press fell on his neck, fracturing his C6-7 vertebrae into his spinal cord. The suit says Provost sustained physical and mental pain, loss of wages and earning capacity and disfigurement.
The plaintiff alleges 24 Hour Fitness failed to maintain its workout equipment in a reasonably safe condition.
Provost seeks trial by jury, actual and exemplary damages of more than $1 million, pre- and post-judgment interest, costs of court and all other legal and equitable relief. He is represented by attorney Alton C. Todd of The Law Firm of Alton C. Todd in Friendswood.
Harris County District Court case number 2017-43399