A serious injury occurring at a bar or nightclub may be cause to bring a lawsuit against the owners or managers just as with any injury case on commercial premises. Falls and fights alike should be carefully investigated to determine the true root cause. The possibility that your injury was caused by a drunken patron brings an added dimension to the liability issue.
Georgia dram shop laws hold bars and restaurants potentially responsible when they serve alcohol to a customer who has had too much and then proceeds to cause injury to another while driving under the influence. Similar concepts may apply if a fellow customer at a bar or nightclub was served alcohol while intoxicated and then picked a fight with another customer, causing serious injury or death. Bar or nightclub owners could be liable because they:
Allowed an intoxicated or belligerent customer on the premises
Served alcoholic drinks to a patron who was obviously drunk
Failed to provide adequate security
Failed to break up a fight in a timely manner
If you were injured or if your loved one suffered a catastrophic injury or loss of life in a bar fight or a shooting at a drinking establishment in Georgia, Chambers & Aholt, LLC, urges you to talk to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Beware of insurance claims adjusters representing the interests of the establishment who may ask you to accept a quick but low payment to compensate you before you know the extent of your injuries.
If you suffered a head, back, or neck injury, you should get top-notch medical evaluation promptly. You and your doctors may not know what the long-term effects of your injury will be until some time has gone by. Our law firm can help you assess whether you have received the medical care that you need before you sign a waiver agreeing not to sue the bar or nightclub. A lawyer on your side can keep you informed of your rights and take steps to protect your best interests.
Chambers & Aholt, LLC, is dedicated to helping the injured. We represent people throughout the state of Georgia from our law office in Atlanta. Bar or nightclub injury? Attorneys at our law firm can help ensure your right to proper medical care and compensation for pain and suffering.
We handle these cases on a contingent fee basis. If there is no recovery no fees are owed.