Americans love bars. Millions of people visit bars and nightclubs every year. In the USA in 2018, more than 50% of people below the age of 50 went to a bar. (Statista report) Bars and nightclubs exist as a place for people to have fun and unwind, but sometimes things go awry and people get injured. And sometimes, people get injured directly because of the actions (or, lack thereof) of a bar or nightclub owner.
99.9% of people who go to bars leave those same bars in great shape (albeit intoxicated). But in the cases where people get hurt, it’s important that victims get a fair shot at restitution for their pain and suffering.
In many cases, bar and nightclub injuries could have been avoided if the owners were providing a reasonable level of security or taking a reasonable amount of precaution when it comes to safety and hazards. It’s their responsibility as bar and nightclub owners. While it can be challenging for owners to keep bars and nightclubs safe for people to enjoy, it’s absolutely necessary. Bar injuries and bar brawls can irreparably alter people’s lives and cause tremendous pain and suffering for victims.
For that reason, victims of bar and nightclub negligence can team up with proven bar injury attorneys to seek restitution for damages that result from failure to provide reasonable protection from danger while at a bar or nightclub.
So, what are some common bar and nightclub injury claims brought against bars and nightclubs?
First, you have the more obvious physical hazards that lead to bar injuries. These include:
- Slips and falls from wet floors that are left un-mopped after a drink spills
- Cuts from broken glass left behind after a glass breaks
- Twisting an ankle on something due to poor lighting in part of the bar
- Unsafe furniture and fixtures in the bar or nightclub
But on top of physical hazards like these that cause bar injuries, bars and nightclubs also have to manage security when it comes to bar brawls and other altercations at their establishment.
The bar or nightclub needs to have reasonable security in place (bouncers, cameras, etc.) and follow all state and federal laws to the letter when it comes to operating hours and service age. That way, the bar can prevent brawls from starting…because when a Texas bar fight starts, people can get seriously injured.
Every bar and nightclub needs to take reasonable precautions to keep people safe while they enjoy a drink or two. But if bar owners get lax about security or they over-serve their clientele and it leads to a bar fight where people get injured, they can be held liable for damages.
The right bar fight attorney can help nightclub injury victims navigate the claims process, conduct investigative work, and end up winning the compensation you are entitled to as the victim of a bar injury or bar brawl.
If you’ve suffered injuries at a Texas bar or nightclub, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ll conduct a thorough risk-free case evaluation and determine if you’re likely to be awarded damages from your bar or nightclub injury claim.