Have You Been Injured In A Nightclub Accident?
Hate or love nightclubs and bars, but we all seem to wind up at these places at some point. For many people, going to a nightclub or bar is a favorite way to unwind and relax after a long workweek by dancing and consuming an unhealthy amount of alcohol. For other people, nightclubs and bars are the best places to casually date.
Regardless of why you go to nightclubs and bars, you need to know that there are many hazards that exist at these entertainment establishments in Kansas City and elsewhere in Missouri. If it’s too late to warn you about the dangers of nightclubs and bars, because you have already been injured in one of those places, then you have come to the right place. Our premises liability lawyer in Kansas City at Mayer & Associates, P.C., will be glad to assist you and answer your questions.
Recovering Damages For Injury At A Nightclub Or Bar
One of the most popular questions an individual may have after getting injured at a nightclub or club is, “Will anyone take my personal injury claim seriously? After all, I was intoxicated at the time of the accident!”
Contrary to the popular belief, injured patrons cannot be barred from filing personal injury lawsuits against the owner of a nightclub or bar in which they got injured simply because they consumed alcohol prior to the accident. However, you may be unable to seek compensation for your injury if the nightclub or bar can prove that your injury was the result of your intoxication, negligence or carelessness.
When recovering damages after a nightclub or bar accident, insurance companies and juries will investigate your case to determine whether any party involved was negligent, careless or reckless, or whether any crime was committed when the accident occurred.
Mistakes To Avoid After A Nightclub Or Bar Accident
What can be said for certain is that it is critical that you report your nightclub or bar accident to the management of the establishment as soon as possible. After all, our experienced nightclub and bar accident attorney in Kansas City has seen numerous cases in which the plaintiff had a hard time seeking compensation simply because he or she was not able to prove that the accident occurred in that particular establishment, on that particular day, and at that time.
That’s why the number one mistake that you can (but shouldn’t) make after getting injured at a nightclub or bar is not reporting the accident to the management. The second most common mistake that people make in this situation is failing to talk to witnesses and collect their contact information. In fact, the more witnesses you can gather, the better. After all, many people who go to nightclubs and bars tend to forget what happened last night and others simply stop caring about the victim’s problems after that night at the nightclub or bar.
Hazards At Nightclubs And Bars In Missouri
We do not mean to sound as if we are trying to discourage you from having fun at nightclubs and bars, but there are many hazards that may exist on the premises of these establishments, including:
- Slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall hazards
- Crimes in parking lots
- Bar fights, assaults and batteries
- Sexual assaults
- Broken glass and damaged furniture
- Expired, spoiled or otherwise unsafe food
- Faulty stairs
- Missing handrails
- Inadequate or lack of lighting
- Poor security measures
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Under a legal doctrine sometimes referred to as “respond eat superior,” you can sue the owner of the nightclub or bar in which your injury occurred due to the negligent actions or lack of action on the part of the establishment’s employees. More often than not, people face quite a few legal challenges when it comes to seeking compensation for their injury sustained at a nightclub or bar, largely because the owners of these establishments will do whatever it takes to deny personal injury claims filed by injured patrons.
Do not let them mishandle or deny your claim. Seek legal help from our skilled premises liability lawyer at Mayer & Associates, P.C.. Contact our law firm to schedule a free consultation.
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