You may decide to have a fun night out at a bar with your friends. So it may be unexpected if what was supposed to be an enjoyable night results in an accident with subsequent injuries and damages. This is especially true if you practiced an abundance of caution throughout the evening. Follow along to find out whether you have a valid claim and how an experienced Toronto restaurant accident lawyer at Merricks Law Group, P.A. can serve as your legal advocate.
Do I have a valid personal injury claim if I was injured in a bar?
Usually, a bar accident is caused by the negligence of its workers or individuals who patronize it. Without further ado, below are common examples of how a patron may become injured in a bar:
- A bar owner fails to promptly fix a damaged barstool.
- A bar owner fails to hire an adequate amount of security guards for the size of the venue.
- A bar employee fails to promptly clear a spilled liquid.
- A bar employee fails to promptly clear broken glass.
- A bouncer aggressively touches a patron.
- A bouncer threatens imminent bodily harm or physical contact on a patron.
- A patron enters a bar fight.
- A patron throws their glass into the crowd.
With that being said, if any of the aforementioned incidents are relevant to you, then you may come forward with a valid personal injury claim.
What evidence do I need of injuries and damages?
The main reason you may file a personal injury claim is so that you may retrieve financial compensation from the negligent bar owner, employee, bouncer, patron, or otherwise. Though this money cannot make up for the horrible accident you were a victim in, it can at least support you through your healing process.
But first, recovering this compensation may not be possible if you do not fulfill your burden of proof. That is, alongside your claim, you must submit evidence that ties your injuries and damages directly to the events of your bar accident. Examples read as follows:
- Photos and videos of your injuries, damages, and the overall scene of your accident.
- A copy of the official accident report that was conducted by a law enforcement officer at the scene.
- A copy of the security camera footage that captured the events of your accident play out.
- Oral and written testimonies made by witnesses who saw the events of your accident play out.
- Statements made by loved ones that describe how your injuries have diminished your quality of life.
- A doctor’s note that describes the severity of your injuries and the prescribed treatment plan ahead of you.
- Copies of medical bills that show the costs of your injuries thus far.
You must tackle your personal injury claim as soon as possible. So call a talented Toronto slip and fall lawyer from Merricks Law Group, P.A. today.