Perez v. 24 Hour Fitness
Man Awarded $1.88 Million for Neck Injury Sustained at Gym
Abraham Perez had been working out his entire life. When he lifted 225
pounds on defendant's incline bench press, the backrest of the bench
broke, causing his neck to hyperflex. The defendant gym contended that
it inspected the bench every day. Due to this inspection, they claimed
they did nothing wrong.
Biren Law Group proved at trial that the inspections were superficial and
that the integrity of the wood component of the bench had never been analyzed
in the decade that the bench had been in use. Mr. Perez who underwent
a 3 level cervical fusion was awarded $1.88 million by a Riverside jury.