Can I sue for personal injuries if I was assaulted at a bar?

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Can I sue for personal injuries if I was assaulted at a bar?

I went bar hoping with a friend, I should mention I was intoxicated. While at the patio of the bar I was assaulted by a complete stranger. The assault had absolutely no affect on me. My injuries occurred when the bouncers became involved. They carried my friend out in a head lock and began dragging me towards the door. About 5 steps prior to the exit the bouncers dropped/border-lined pushed me at this point in time I feel flat on my face. The force of the impact caused my teeth to go through the skin below my lip. My nose was also severely broken and spit into 3 separate pieces which caused me to have reconstructive surgery. I was labelled as the victim from the assault and I know the police have the video.

Asked on June 10, 2013 under Personal Injury, Kansas

Answers:

Joyce Sweinberg / Joyce J. Sweinberg Associates PC

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Based on what you have posted, I think you should contact an attorney near you. The bar may very well be liable for the negligent actions of its bouncers.  You should obtain photos of your injuries as well.  Most attorneys will provide a free consultation. If you need assistance finding someone feel free to contact me.


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