Injured Patron Sues for Injuries after a Violent Encounter at a Bar
In early November 2019, our client was at a bar in Toledo, Ohio, when a fight broke out between two other patrons. Our client and several other individuals attempted to break up the fight. However, one of the assailants revealed a knife. After stabbing the other person involved in the brawl, the aggressor stabbed our client in the neck and fled the scene. Our client was rushed to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center for emergency treatment.
This fight was not the first violent incident at the bar, and the property owners should have taken precautions to keep our client safe. As the owners failed to provide adequate security, we are pursuing a lawsuit against the bar on behalf of our client.
Assessing The Bar Owners’ Liability for Our Client’s Damages
Though our client’s injuries were a direct result of the assailant’s battery, the bar owners are also responsible for the incident. The property owners neglected to provide reasonable security to protect our client despite knowing of the history of violence at the bar. Because the owners failed to keep the premises safe, they are liable for our client’s injuries and damages.
As a result of this unfortunate encounter, our client suffered a wound to his neck that was approximately 6 centimeters long. In addition to this painful gash, our client suffered severe mental anguish and emotional distress. This injury appears to be permanent, meaning he will continue to incur significant medical expenses due to future treatment. Through our lawsuit, we hope to obtain compensation for our client’s current and future losses.
Discuss Your Case with an Experienced Attorney
Businesses have a duty to protect patrons in their establishment from unexpected hazards and intentional harm. Unfortunately, Toledo residents are injured in both types of accidents rather frequently. If you have been assaulted or sustained injuries on someone else’s property, you should not have to worry about how to pay for your medical bills. Contact the team at Charles E. Boyk Law Offices to learn how we could help you pursue a case and recover damages.