If you or a loved one were injured while on someone else’s property, our Baltimore bar and restaurant injury attorneys can help. Backed by years of experience, we are able to come up with aggressive and efficient strategies to uphold and defend your rights. We understand how stressful dealing with an injury can be. We have seen first-hand how devastating the recovery process can be for the victims and their families.
Don’t let an accidental injury take over your life. Trust in the skilled, experienced, and dedicated attorneys from the Law Offices of Randolph Rice. To schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers, call our law offices today at (410) 694-7291.
Filing a Claim Against a Bar in Baltimore for Injuries
Thousands of people frequent bars and restaurants to unwind after a long week at work, or to have a hearty meal. The bottom line is people go to these places to have a good time. However, many people have had the exact opposite experience when they visit a bar or a restaurant. Many guests have sustained different types of injuries while visiting another person’s premises, such as a bar or restaurant.
All property owners have the responsibility of keeping their premises free from all dangers that may put their visitors at risk of suffering injuries. However, this is something not every property owner follows. Oftentimes, bar and restaurant owners receive hundreds of guests during the week and especially over the weekend. There are many times where they put profit over safety, especially when it comes to special events.
For instance, one of the most common things you can see on a bar is spilled beer or drinks, either on a table or on the floor. In addition to spilled liquids, there may also be pieces of broken glass all over. This can be very dangerous for all people visiting a bar. The presence of liquids on the floor can increase the likelihood of a slip and fall accident. The pieces of broken glass can cause cuts and lacerations. This is a straightforward example of the types of situations you, as a guest, can be exposed to when visiting a bar.
The same can be said for restaurants. Restaurant owners and the working staff should be diligent when taking care of things such as spilled food or drinks. Unfortunately, not every food and drink establishment act diligently to prevent people from having an accident.
If you suffered an accident while on another person’s property in Baltimore and sustained injuries, you may file a claim against them, our professional personal injury attorneys can help you file a claim against the liable parties.
Things You Need to Prove in a Personal Injury Claim Against Bars or Restaurants
Most personal injury cases are based on negligence. This means you will need to show the parties who caused your injuries were negligent, and their negligence led to your injuries. However, claims based on injuries sustained in another person’s property are known as “premises liability claims.” This type of claim addresses the issues that arise as a consequence of an accident in places such as bars and restaurants. However, these claims are not limited to public places. You may be able to file a premises liability claim if you or someone you know suffered injuries in another person’s home.
The property owner has what is known as a duty of care. The duty of care refers to the reasonable, prudent care a business owner must exercise to prevent their guests from suffering an accidental injury. For instance, a bar or restaurant owner has a duty to keep their premises safe from any known or potential dangers that may put their guests at risk of an accidental injury. The failure to provide prudent care of their guests is the main element you will need to show during your claim process with the court.
The second element you will need to show with the court during your premises liability claim is known as the “breach of duty.” During this phase, you will need to show the bar or restaurant owners breached their duty of care. In other words, you will need to show the property owner failed to fix or correct the cause of your accident. For instance, you may be able to show the property owner was unable to be diligent in cleaning the beer on the floor, or food that fell off the table.
Next, you will need to prove causation or the linking nexus between the breach of duty and your injuries. Once you have established causation, you will need to show you suffered losses as a result of your accident. This can be demonstrated by providing evidence you engaged in expenses for your medical bills and lost wages, among other losses.
Compensation for Your Premises Liability Case in Baltimore
One of the main things you may be interested in is knowing how much compensation you can expect from your premises liability case. It is hard to determine a specific amount of money to be paid as compensation without looking at the particular circumstances surrounding your case. No evidence is the same, and some premises liability cases may have more value than others. For instance, you may have suffered a minor injury while in a restaurant or a bar. This is something that may require minimum medical assistance while other people may suffer severe injuries, which can require costly medical procedures. In most cases, the value of your claim will be assessed, taking into account all relevant matters related to your accident.
Attorney for Injuries at a Bar or Restaurant Serving Baltimore
Nobody goes to a bar or restaurant, thinking they will suffer from a severe injury. However, this is not always the case. At the Law Offices of Randolph Rice, we understand the difficulties associated with an injury caused by a third party. That is why we dedicate ourselves to providing you with high-quality legal services. Thanks to our years of experience, we can approach your case strategically and effectively. To schedule a free, confidential consultation with one of our dedicated Baltimore personal injury lawyers, call our offices today at (410) 694-7921.