If a fight broke out in a club that my wife and I wereat and she was injured, who do we sue?

UPDATED: Jul 22, 2011

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If a fight broke out in a club that my wife and I wereat and she was injured, who do we sue?

My wife was at a club watching a band. During intermission a fight broke out a few feet away. While it was going on, a hand from one of the combatants hit my wife in the nose. It was broken and she needs surgery. She has to be out of work for a week and not paid. We have to pay large ($500) surgical co-pay. Do we have any recourse?

Asked on July 22, 2011 Massachusetts

Answers:

Stan Helinski / McKinley Law Group

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

Sorry to hear. If the club has prior incidents of fights breaking out but didn't take adequate reasonable measures, you could probably get some recourse.  It's largely fact-dependent. 

Stan


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