Standing Up For Victims Of Attacks At Philadelphia Bars And Nightclubs
Bars and nightclubs in Pennsylvania have legal responsibilities to keep patrons safe and — to a certain extent — responsible. Establishments must take steps to prevent fights and to avoid overserving alcohol to customers who may subsequently be involved in drunk driving accidents. They must also take reasonable security measures to keep customers safe.
At Abramson & Denenberg, P.C., in Philadelphia, we fight for justice and maximum compensation for victims of negligent security and attacks and shootings at bars and nightclubs. If you were injured at a restaurant, bar or nightclub, call 215-398-7066 to learn how we can help. We provide free initial legal consultations to injury victims and their loved ones.
When Assaults Occur At Philadelphia Establishments
Similar to any other type of business, bars and nightclubs can be held liable for injuries that occur on their premises. If you were attacked in a bar or nightclub — either by another patron, an employee, security guard or bouncer — you may have a claim against the assailant and the establishment.
To prove that a bar is liable for your injuries, and thus owes you money for your medical expenses and other damages, you have to prove that you were hurt because the bar breached a duty it owed to you.
Bar and nightclub lawsuits typically revolve around an establishment's alcohol service or security policies. Bars have general duties to provide safe premises, to avoid serving alcohol to intoxicated patrons and to act reasonably to protect the safety and security of customers.
After a bar or nightclub assault, report the incident to the establishment's management and try to get the names and contact information of witnesses as soon as possible. Keep in mind that any statements you provide to an insurance company may be used against you to limit your claim.
If a bar or nightclub caused harm to you because it overserved a customer, did not have adequate security, or failed to provide an environment free of hazards, as your attorneys we will work to obtain compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
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We offer free legal consultations and handle bar and nightclub lawsuits on contingency. If we don't recover compensation for you, you won't be asked to pay us anything. Call 215-398-7066 or contact us online to speak with a lawyer at our firm about your case.