A bar or winery can be a fun place to unwind, but it’s also possible to get hurt at such an establishment. Our personal injury lawyers see it all the time. Now, sometimes an accident is just an accident and no one is really to blame. However, the owner of a bar or winery also has a responsibility to keep its patrons safe. If you were injured and believe that someone else’s negligence was to blame, then you may want to talk to a Washington, D.C. inadequate security lawyer.
When Can I Sue a Bar or Winery Owner?
You can sue a bar or winery owner if you get injured and believe that their negligence was to blame. Some common scenarios include:
Slip and fall accidents: Spilled drinks, hastily mopped floors, and poorly lit stairways are among the potential slip and fall hazards in a bar or winery. If you fall and get hurt because the owner did not address a known danger, then they should be held responsible.
Assault: An establishment that does not have adequate security to protect its clientele should be held accountable if a customer gets injured by another customer.
Food poisoning: It can be difficult to prove food poisoning unless you bring home some leftovers in a doggy bag, but an establishment should be held accountable for it whenever possible. It’s often thought of as a minor inconvenience, but a case of food poisoning can result in missed days of work and hospital bills.
What Should I Do After Getting Injured at a Bar or Winery?
If you can, you should get pictures of where the accident occurred. If something fell on you, take photos of where the object was and where it landed. If you slipped, take a picture of the spill or uneven flooring that ended up being a safety hazard.
Then get medical attention right away, even if you think that your injuries are minor. You could be more hurt than you think. Delaying medical care might also look bad if you do decide to pursue a personal injury case.
Do I Need a Lawyer to Pursue Damages?
You do not need to hire a lawyer to file a personal injury suit, but one can be incredibly helpful. Your attorney can:
- Review security footage
- Talk to witnesses who saw you get injured
- Look into the safety history of the bar or winery
- Get food tested for common pathogens
- Defend you from any accusations of fault or wrongdoing
- Prepare you for depositions
- Help you file a lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires
Contact Our Law Firm
If you have any questions about how to pursue a personal injury case, our law firm is ready to assist you. Contact Trombly & Singer, PLLC and set up your free consultation. We can tell you more about what our lawyers can do to be of assistance.