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Injuries Can Occur Anywhere: Premises Liability Lawsuits and Bars

By William Chanfrau, Jr. on July 30, 2016

A law book and scales of justiceThe lawyers of Chanfrau & Chanfrau have helped so many people throughout Daytona Beach over the years. Thanks to strong legal counsel and a great deal of tenacity, our attorneys have helped injury victims and their loved ones recover damages in even the most complicated of personal injury cases.

When it comes to premises liability lawsuits, these can arise at various kinds of establishments. Among them are bars, lounges, and clubs. Let's explore this issue in more detail.

Having Fun and Being Safe

Going out to a bar or club on a weekend night should be a great time for everyone, yet injuries and accidents can affect people at any time. This is so important to keep in mind. Even though you may seem to be in a safe and enjoyable establishment, there are a number of dangers that may arise.

Protecting Patrons from Injury and Harm

The property owners of a bar or club have a duty to keep their customers safe within reason. This means having an establishment that is up to code and following proper food safety and physical safety guidelines. By ensuring patron safety, business owners are able to prevent serious harm from befalling innocent people.

Making Sure Patrons Are Not Harmed by Beverages or Food

Whether a bar serves food or no, it is of the utmost importance that bars protect customers from food poisoning and other kinds of illnesses. This goes for ice and taps as well as hot foods and bar snacks.

Issues with Light Fixtures, Floors, and Wiring

There are many issues that are common in all places of business, such as slippery floors, broken lights, and issues with wiring that may pose a electrocution or tripping hazard. It's of the utmost importance that property owners look after their premises properly and keep them as safe as possible.

Proper Security and ID Checks

Having bouncers and security present is of the utmost importance for establishments that serve alcohol. Checking IDs prevents underage drinkers from entering the establishment, and it also helped keep unruly patrons under control.

Injuries from Fights and Altercations

Fights and other kinds of physical altercations can occur at bars and clubs. This is one reason why having security present is so important. They can help break up fights and prevent serious injuries from these altercations.

In addition, it's important to consider the potential harm that bouncers can cause to patrons in break up fights or removing disruptive or dangerous individuals from a premises. These matters can be reviewed at an individual basis.

Bartenders Can Exercise Discretion to Prevent Injuries

If a bartender notices that a person trying to order a drink is heavily intoxicated and may pose harm to others, the bartender has a right to refuse service at their discretion. This isn't necessarily a law, but it's a rule in place to help prevent serious physical harm and drunk driving. A bartender acting responsibly can save lives.

Speak with the Attorneys of Chanfrau & Chanfrau

To learn more about premises liability lawsuits and how we can help you, be sure to contact our team of personal injury attorneys today. The team at Chanfrau & Chanfrau will fight diligently for you in your time of legal need.

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