Omaha Bar Injury Lawyer
The neighborhood bar is often a sacred place for many people, representing a place to unwind after a long day and catch up with friends and neighbors. If you are lucky enough to have a bar walking distance from your house, you will likely be on first names basis with much of the staff, as well as fellow patrons. Others may simply have a favorite bar they enjoy frequenting, or may enjoy experimenting with new bars each week. Whatever your situation, each time a bar accident occurs, the results can be devastating and may lead to extensive injuries.
Bar Injuries and Responsibilities
Many bar injuries may rise to the level of a crime, given the circumstances of the accident. If an intoxicated bar patron assaults you at a bar, there may be multiple levels of liability to the resulting injuries. The patron may be tried in a criminal court, but can also be held liable for the cost of the injuries in civil court. The bartenders or the bar itself may also be held liable for overserving the patron or neglecting to intervene during a dispute. Similar incidents may occur stemming from the joint actions of both the bar staff and bar patrons, such as assault from the bar staff or negligent security. Bar injuries may additionally extend to locations outside the bar, such as injuries caused by a drunk driver. The bar may be held jointly liable for these injuries as a result of over-serving the drunk driver.
Other bar injuries that meet the definition of true “personal injury” claims can also result from the negligence of bar owners and staff. Bars are typically not the cleanest of locations and may contain several different spills or other hazardous conditions. These hazards may lead to slip and fall accidents or other forms of accidents.
Bar accidents can lead to a host of injuries, including:
- Broken bones
- Internal organ injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain injuries
The bar owner should remain liable for any accidents which occur on their premises, unless the injury is jointly caused by the actions of another. An experienced personal injury attorney will be able to assist you in providing the calculation of damages for the injuries, as well as determining the liability for your injuries.
The insurance company of the bar will often attempt to contact your shortly after you receive your injuries. It is important that you refrain from speaking with the insurance company and do not accept the corresponding settlement offer.
The Knowles Law Firm | Omaha, Nebraska
If you or a loved one have received a bar injury, do not hesitate to contact the attorneys of the Knowles Law Firm. Our attorneys have years of experience in handling personal injury cases of any type, including those sustained at a bar. Bar owners should be held to the same standard as any other property owner, meaning that they should be held liable for their failure to protect guests on their property. Contact our Omaha, Nebraska office today for your initial free consultation.