Delaware County Personal Injury Attorney Discusses Filing an Injury Claim if Attacked at a Business
As an experienced Delaware County Personal Injury Attorney, I am often asked by clients if you can file an injury claim if they are attacked at a business. Generally speaking, business owners and property owners are not responsible for intentional wrongdoings of third parties. If you are in a bar or a night club and you are struck by another patron, the business owner is typically not going to be responsible for that patron’s acts. There is one caveat to that. When there is notice that a person is a risk to the people around them.
This often happens at a bar or a club. These cases usually involve alcohol, and they usually involve intoxicated patrons striking another patron. Often times what comes into play are the rules of negligence and property liability. There is a consequence of negligently serving too much alcohol to patrons.
If you are in such an incident, you want to be sure you alert the management. You want to make sure you get an incident report or a police report. If there are witnesses, you will want to get their contact information. This is because you’re going to have to prove that the bar knew the patron was intoxicated, or that they should have known.
Were you attacked at a business or apartment complex? Contact experienced Delaware County Personal Injury Attorney Patrick Gibson.
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