A night out at a bar or winery should be fun, but getting injured or seeing a loved one get hurt can quickly put a damper on the night. If you were harmed in such an establishment and believe that the owners should have done more to keep you safe, you may be able to file a personal injury suit. A Corpus Christi, Texas slip & fall lawyer from our firm can help you.
What Are Some Common Causes of Injury in a Bar or Winery?
If someone is hurt in a bar or winery, one of the most likely causes is a slip and fall. If drinks spill on the ground and cleanup is not a priority, someone could easily injure themselves. There are also other potential tripping hazards to worry about, like uneven flooring or poorly placed electrical cords.
People can also be injured during altercations with other customers. A place that serves alcohol should have some type of security. If there is absolutely no one who could put a stop to an assault, that is a problem.
If a bar or winery serves food, the staff needs to be careful about maintaining the safest practices. You can sue over food poisoning if it puts you in the hospital and makes you miss work. An establishment that does not safely prepare and serve food can hurt a lot of people.
Is it an Accident or Negligence?
Sometimes an accident happens, but sometimes people only get hurt due to the negligence of others. If the owners of a bar or winery knew about a hazard, like a spill someone could slip in, and do nothing, they should be held liable for damages. If the owners knew that their crowd can get rowdy, they should have adequate security and take precautions that can keep other patrons safe, like replacing glasses with plastic cups and having furniture bolted down.
What Should My Compensation from a Bar or Winery Accident Cover?
Your compensation should help make up for all of the expenses stemming from the accident and any psychological trauma it caused. A fair and reasonable offer will help make up for:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Mental anguish
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning potential
- Loss of enjoyment
- Any other pain and suffering
How Long Do I Have to Sue a Bar or Winery for Damages?
You have two years to sue over personal injury in Texas, so we recommend getting the legal process started as soon as you can. You do not want to miss out on your chance to pursue compensation.
Learn More About Our Personal Injury Lawyers
If you are interested in filing your own lawsuit, contact Sahadi Legal Group. We can offer you a free consultation and tell you more about how we can be of assistance.