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Lawyers for Accidents at Bars and Restaurants in Macon County, Sangamon County, and Champaign County

Eating out at a restaurant or going to a bar or nightclub is meant to be a pleasant, enjoyable experience. Unfortunately, accidents can happen, and customers can suffer serious injuries because of the negligence of an establishment's owners or staff. In these cases, victims may not be sure how they can address their injuries, but with the help of a skilled premises liability attorney, they can take steps to receive payments that will help them recover from these harmful incidents.

The law firm of Kanoski Bresney has been fighting to protect the rights of personal injury victims for more than 40 years, and we understand the legal issues surrounding accidents and injuries at restaurants and bars. We have secured over $400 million for clients in a wide variety of injury cases, and we are prepared to represent you as you pursue financial compensation from a negligent establishment.

Reasons for Restaurant and Bar Injuries

As is true for all businesses, bars and restaurants are required to provide a safe environment for customers and protect them from hazards or other issues that could lead to injuries. There are many ways that patrons can be harmed by the negligence of an establishment's owners or staff members, including:

  • Slip and fall accidents - A restaurant or bar may have wet floors due to spilled food or drinks or rainy or snowy weather, and this could lead patrons to fall and suffer injuries such as broken bones or brain trauma. Fall injuries can occur inside a bar or restaurant, or they may take place outdoors due to tripping hazards on a patio or broken or damaged surfaces on the sidewalks or parking lots surrounding an establishment. Falls can be especially dangerous when they take place from a great height due to issues such as broken railings on an upper level or the collapse of a balcony, and in these cases, customers may suffer wrongful death.
  • Inadequate security - Restaurants, bars, and nightclubs have the responsibility to protect patrons from harm by others. Security staff should stop any bar fights that occur and take steps to prevent injuries in situations where disagreements between customers could escalate to a physical attack. Security should also extend to the area outside a bar or restaurant, such as the sidewalks surrounding a building or an establishment's parking lot. Patrons may be injured in incidents such as assaults or robberies, and these incidents may take place because of a lack of security staff or the failure to provide adequate lighting.
  • Food poisoning - Proper safety precautions should always be taken when preparing and serving food and drinks. Customers can contract serious illnesses if staff members do not wash their hands or clean food preparation surfaces, if food is not cooked properly, or if the ingredients used have been contaminated with viruses, bacteria, or other toxic substances.
  • Drunk driving - The Illinois "dram shop" laws allow victims to hold a restaurant, bar, or nightclub liable if alcohol was served to a patron who then went on to drive while intoxicated and injures someone in a car accident. In these cases, an establishment may be considered negligent if staff members continued to serve drinks to a patron who was visibly intoxicated or if they did not take steps to prevent a person from driving after they had been drinking alcohol.

Contact Our Peoria County Bar and Nightclub Injury Lawyers

Restaurants, nightclubs, and bars may be responsible for injuries suffered by patrons. If you have suffered harm in an accident at this type of establishment, Kanoski Bresney can help you understand your legal options. We will work to make sure you receive the respect, response, and results that will allow you to recover from the injuries you have suffered. Contact us by calling 888-U-COUNT-2 or 888-826-8682 to arrange a free consultation. We represent victims in premises liability and personal injury cases in Sangamon County, Decatur, Rushville, Springfield, Peoria County, Macomb, Pekin, Champaign County, Adams County, Quincy, Bloomington, Tazewell County, Macon County, McDonough County, Champaign, McLean County, Schuyler County, Peoria, and all of the state of Illinois.

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