The New York State Trial Lawyers Association is opposing a bill in Albany that would grant bowling alleys limited immunity from slip-and-fall lawsuits if they post signs warning customers not to wear their bowling shoes outside. The Albany Times Union reports:
those in the bowling business say slip-and-fall lawsuits roll in with regularity.
And they've become more common since New York's indoor smoking ban took effect in 2003. These days, those seeking a smoke go outside. But if it's rainy or snowy, leather-soled bowling shoes can become wet and slippery, thus the increased risk of injury.
Who knew the smoking ban would be such a health hazard?