If you were hit with a beer bottle at a bar and it caused a chipped tooth does the bar have any responsibility?

UPDATED: Jan 1, 2012

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If you were hit with a beer bottle at a bar and it caused a chipped tooth does the bar have any responsibility?

I was at a bar when a fight broke out. I was pushed into the crowed surrounding the fight. I turned around to walk through the crowed when a beer bottle was thrown and hit me in the face. I now have a chipped tooth.

Asked on January 1, 2012 under Personal Injury, Nevada


FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

Unless the employees of the bar where the fight broke out actually knew that the person who threw the beer bottle that chipped your tooth was dangerous or could cause problems beforehand and did nothing about removing the person, the bar would not have any liability for the costs to have your chipped tooth repaired.

The issue of liability in the matter you have written about is based upon prior notice of a dangerous condition.

The person who would be liable for the damages to your chipped tooth and its repair obviously would be the person who threw the beer bottle which struck you.


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