Personal injury claims cover an incredibly diverse range of injuries, from auto accident claims to medical malpractice claims. One common type of personal injury case is a bar intoxication or bar negligence case. Simply, a bar or nightclub is responsible for any injury or bodily harm caused by one of their intoxicated bar patrons. Illinois has an extremely liberal view of what quantifies intoxication and the consumption of any amount of alcohol by a patron may constitute intoxication.
A bar is required, by law, to purchase Dram Shop insurance to cover injuries that any of their intoxicated patrons may cause to another person.
If you, a family member or friend are hurt by a drunk driver, you may be able to recover damages from the bar that served alcoholic beverages to the drunk driver. You need to contact an experienced bar intoxication or negligence attorney immediately.
Like with any personal injury case, the first step in successfully pursuing a bar intoxication or bar negligence case is finding an experienced personal injury attorney. An experienced bar intoxication or negligence attorney is imperative to successfully navigating a very complex area of law.
If you, a family member or friend are injured at the hands of an intoxicated person, in any capacity, you may be able to recover damages from the bar that served the intoxicated person.
Additionally, a bar or nightclub has a duty to act responsibly and to keep their patrons safe from bodily harm. If you suspect a bar’s or nightclub’s security was inadequate or that the establishment was unduly dangerous, you are probably right, and you need to contact an experienced bar intoxication or negligence attorney immediately.
If you, a family member or friend are attacked and hurt by a bar patron, you may be able to recover damages from the bar. Immediately after the attack, it’s imperative that you or someone on your behalf call the police (911) and try to get the names and contact information of any witnesses to the attack.
An experienced bar intoxication or negligence attorney will be able to ascertain whether the bar or nightclub adhered to local and state law, and whether the bar is liable for your injuries.
Remember, licensed bars and nightclubs profit by selling alcoholic beverages that cause the intoxication of their patrons. Studies conclusively show that an intoxicated person is dramatically more likely to cause bodily harm to another, than a person who is not intoxicated.
Bars and their insurance companies know this and they will hire the most experienced lawyers to defend them from the claims of injured people like you. That’s why you need the experienced lawyers of Steigmann Law to help you successfully bring a claim for bar intoxication or for your bar negligence case.