A negligence lawsuit was filed Wednesday against the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association Inc. by a Burbank man who was hit by a car while returning to his vehicle after a Dolly Parton concert at the Hollywood Bowl last summer.
The Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit also lists Aninda Biswas's wife, Pamela Weissinger, as a plaintiff suing for loss of consortium. They are seeking unspecified damages.
An LA Phil spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
According to the suit, Biswas, his father-in-law, Allan Weissinger, and a neighbor, Theresa Sobocinski, went to the Hollywood Bowl to attend the Parton concert on July 23, 2011, but inadequate parking space there forced them to drive to the nearby John Anson Ford Theater.
Parking at the Ford Theater is supervised and controlled by the LA Phil, the suit states.
Unfamiliar with the area, the trio requested information about walking directions to the Hollywood Bowl and were told by a Ford Theater parking attendant to walk along the Pilgrimage Bridge that spans the Hollywood (101) Freeway, according to the suit.
"Although it was indicated that the Pilgrimage Bridge was prohibited to pedestrian traffic, and although this point was raised by (Biswas) ... said employee directed and instructed (Biswas) ... to use the Pilgrimage Bridge as a way to get to the Hollywood Bowl," the suit states.
The three made it to the Hollywood Bowl safely, attended the concert and were returning to the Ford Theater parking lot when Biswas was struck by a car, according to the complaint.
Biswas, who suffered numerous fractures, facial trauma and dental injuries, underwent shoulder surgery, had one foot placed in a cast and endured months of physical therapy, according to his court papers.