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Decatur, IL Bar Fight Injury Attorney

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Lawyers for Assault Victims Injured at Bars in Springfield, Champaign, and Peoria

Many people enjoy going to bars and nightclubs to dance, see bands perform, watch sports, enjoy karaoke, or spend time with friends. Unfortunately, alcohol use at these establishments can lead people to behave aggressively or unexpectedly, and a fun night on the town can turn ugly when an argument or disagreement escalates into a physical fight. When bar fights lead to serious injuries, victims will want to determine whether they can pursue a premises liability lawsuit against a bar, nightclub, or restaurant and hold the establishment responsible for its failure to protect patrons' safety.

The attorneys of Kanoski Bresney provide legal help to those who have been injured by someone else's negligence, including situations where a property owner or business did not protect customers from harm. With more than 40 years of legal experience and over $400 million recovered on behalf of our clients, we have the knowledge and resources to demonstrate that a bar or restaurant was responsible for injuries suffered in a bar fight. We will fight to make sure you are repaid for the damages you have suffered.

Liability for Bar Fight Injuries

There are multiple ways a person can be injured in a bar fight. Arguments between customers can become heated, leading one person to physically attack the other. These types of fights can cause serious harm, especially if a person strikes someone else with a weapon such as a broken bottle or a bar stool or if they use a knife or gun. Innocent bystanders can also be injured by wild punches or thrown objects. If a fight needs to be broken up, or if a person is asked to leave an establishment, bouncers or security guards may cause injuries through the use of excessive force.

Because a business has the responsibility to protect the safety of its patrons, a bar or nightclub may be held liable for injuries that occur because it did not provide a safe environment. A bar should have bouncers or security staff who can quickly and effectively address any actions by patrons that could cause harm to others. Depending on the type of establishment and the possibility that certain customers could become aggressive and initiate fights, bars may also need to take additional safety measures, such as serving drinks in plastic cups rather than glasses or bottles, making sure tables and bar stools are fully secured to the floor, and limiting the number of patrons to avoid overcrowding.

Because alcohol use is often a factor in bar fights, an establishment is also responsible for making sure patrons do not become overly intoxicated. Under the "dram shop" laws in Illinois, a bar, nightclub, or restaurant may be held liable if it served alcohol that caused a person to become intoxicated, and this intoxication led the person to injure someone else. While these laws are often used in cases involving drunk driving, they may also apply in a situation where a bar served drinks to someone who was visibly intoxicated, and that person went on to injure someone in a bar fight.

Contact Our Macon County Premises Liability Lawyers

A bar fight can be a chaotic situation, and in the aftermath, victims may struggle to receive the proper medical care and determine who was responsible for their injuries. At Kanoski Bresney, we can investigate your case and gather evidence to show that a bar or nightclub failed to protect your safety, including security camera footage, witness testimonies, hiring records, and information about previous incidents at the establishment. We will fight to make sure you are fully repaid for your injuries. Contact us today by calling 888-U-COUNT-2 or 888-826-8682 to set up a free consultation. We represent injury victims in Illinois, including Sangamon County, Champaign County, Peoria County, Macon County, Bloomington, Champaign, McDonough County, Springfield, Rushville, Peoria, Pekin, Decatur, Tazewell County, Quincy, Macomb, Schuyler County, McLean County, and Adams County.

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