Miami Assault & Bar Fight Attorney
Miami has a great scene for nightlife. There are countless restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and other establishments that offer a wide variety of entertainment. You could have the time of your life out and about Miami. But sometimes things can get heated between people enjoying their night and a fight can break out. Whether someone wins or loses the fight, people very often walk away with injuries. When you are struck by someone, and dragged into a fight, you could be injured. A personal injury claim is one way to seek recovery for your injuries.
Bar owners and managers are responsible for providing patrons with safe property conditions. When these safety measures are overlooked, people can become seriously injured in bar fights and personal assaults. At the law offices of Alan Goldfarb, P.A., our Miami bar fight injury attorneys protect the rights of people who have been injured in bar fights due to unsafe property conditions.
Were you beat up in a bar? Our law firm can help. Whether you were beat up by another patron or beat up by a bouncer, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other losses. We can talk to you about what happened and your options for recovery.
In a bar, nightclub, restaurant or other establishment that serves alcohol, there are several steps a property owner can take to ensure the property is safe. For instance, bar and nightclub owners should ban patrons who have a history of violence and starting fights when in the establishment, should train waiters and bar staff to cut off patrons who are clearly intoxicated, should train bouncers to only use a reasonable amount of force to contain a situation, and the furniture in the bar or club should be bolted to the grounds so that inebriated patrons cannot pick up furniture and throw it. Our skilled Miami assault attorneys have more than 50 years of experience protecting the rights of the injured. We are knowledgeable about the ways in which property and bar owners can keep patrons safe and the ways in which these steps are overlooked.
A simple disagreement can quickly escalate into an all-out brawl in a bar, especially when those involved in the altercation are intoxicated. A bar fight can be serious, often because its not a one-on-one fight. Usually those involved in the fight have friends who jump into the help. Punches can be wildly and recklessly thrown and people get hurt – sometimes badly. Alcohol doesn’t help matters as it can make these fights more sloppy, and the injuries more serious. The alcohol also makes collecting witness testimony about the fight challenging after the fact.
Bar Fight or Assault Injuries
A bar fight can produce all kinds of injuries to every part of the body. Recovery for bar fight injuries can be sought through a personal injury lawsuit. Some typical bar fight injuries include:
- Injuries to the face and head, including:
- Eye injuries, such as black eyes.
- Mouth injuries, such as broken teeth and jaws.
- Nose injuries, such as broken noses.
- Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries.
- Broken or fractured bones in the arms, legs, face and skull.
- Cuts, bruises, lacerations, and scrapes.
- Back, spine and neck injuries.
- Injuries to the hands, such as broken fingers.
- Injuries to the internal organs, such as hemorrhages or perforations.
A bar fight or assault claim can be handled as a premises liability claim. Often, bar fights arise from negligent security such as lack of bouncer staffing, video camera surveillance and proper lighting. Or, bouncers can also attack patrons under the guise that they were “just doing their job.” While bouncers have a job to protect patrons, it is not a free pass to hurt people. There are ways to subdue patrons and move them outside without causing them serious injury. Some bouncers, however, go too far, or overestimate the amount of force that is necessary to subdue a patron. When this happens, the bouncer has caused a personal injury to the patron.
Our law firm understands how these bar fights and assaults happen. We have handled many personal injury claims arising from assaults and bar fights and we can help you with your case as well. Whether you were attacked by a fellow bar patron, or an employee of the bar or nightclub, such as a bouncer, we can help you build a personal injury case against those who caused your injuries. We can also help you develop a personal injury case against the owner of the establishment on the basis of premise liability to get you the compensation you deserve. We build strong claims for our injured clients to help them obtain maximum compensation for their injuries.
Contact Our Miami Assault & Bar Fight Victim Attorneys
Alan Goldfarb, P.A. will advise you of your legal options. Call us at 305-371-3111 or toll free at 866-936-9761 to schedule a FREE consultation with our legal team today. You may also contact our Miami law firm online.