Several minutes later, the lawsuit states, is when Phillips fell making that corner turn. Since then, Phillips has had surgery to repair the hip, but he claims he continues to have “reduced mobility” and will likely need a total hip replacement.
Phillips says that others fell at the birthday party too, but escaped with less severe injuries.
The lawsuit claims that “safety standards ordinarily accepted in the roller skating rink industry required The Cooler to have a spotter on the skating floor at all times” and there was not one there on Oct. 1.
See the full lawsuit below.
Phillips also claims in the lawsuit that The Cooler had “actual knowledge that its skating floor was unsafe” and he believes The Cooler “intentionally uses a skating surface that is more slippery than is ordinarily accepted” in an effort to attract inline hockey events.
When the AJC tried to reach John Bardis, the owner of The Cooler, a front desk person at the skate center advised that he was out of town.
Harmon and Frederickson could not immediately respond to a request for comment.
A trial date has not yet been set.
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