Lawsuit: Plaintiff ‘Fell While Bowling’September 5th, 2008 by josh farley
It’s been awhile, I know, but I thought it’d be a good time to take a peek inside the civil realm of the Kitsap County Courthouse with a look at a lawsuit.
Here’s one filed Sept. 4. A couple was bowling on March 3, 2007, at a local bowling alley when the husband “fell while bowling,” and allegedly “sustained serious injuries.”
They’re seeking monetary damages to compensate the man for his medical bills, attorney’s fees, and other relief “the court deems just and equitable.”
In these days of our “litigious society,” as one Kitsap County deputy prosecutor once told me, this lawsuit presents, I think, an interesting issue for bowling alleys.
Bowling is a physical activity (not on par with, say, running or swimming). I’m pretty sure every time I’ve gone skiing, for example, I’ve had to sign a massive liability agreement. I don’t think I’ve had to when bowling.
Perhaps I’m reading too much into this, though. The lawsuit’s language is minimal (was he mid-stride in bowling? Did he slip on the wood below him?). I guess that’s an issue the parties will take up with the judge.