Bar and Tavern Operators Have a Responsibility to Protect Customers
At Schweickert & Ganassin, LLP, our lawyers bring more than three decades of experience to the practice of law on behalf of people throughout Illinois who have been injured, including individuals hurt in bar fights and those injured due to other types of tavern owner negligence. We concentrate our practice entirely on the needs of injury victims and have never represented insurance companies or defendants.
In our years in practice, we have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in damage awards for our clients, including many million-dollar verdicts and settlements. In recognition of our skill, experience and knowledge, attorney Scott J. Ganassin has been listed among The Top 100 Trial Lawyers — Illinois by The National Trial Lawyers.
When You Have Been Injured in a Bar Fight or Tavern Accident
In Illinois, the owner of a bar or tavern has certain duties toward patrons. The owner must maintain the premises to minimize the risk of injury to customers or other legal visitors. This requires the owner to either fix any dangerous conditions or properly warn visitors of potential dangers. If you have been hurt in a slip-and-fall accident because of a wet floor, broken steps or sidewalk, or other dangerous conditions, we can help you seek full and fair compensation for your losses.
You Can Sue for Damages if a Bar Patron Was Served Too Much Alcohol
The owner of a bar or tavern also has a duty, under what are known as "dram shop" laws, to monitor the consumption of alcohol by patrons and to deny service to people who are visibly intoxicated or whom the bar's employees should reasonably determine have had too much to drink. Serving these individuals more beer or alcohol can make the owner liable for any injuries they subsequently cause, whether in a bar fight, a motor vehicle accident or any other action that may result from intoxication. We aggressively protect the rights of people with dram shop insurance claims.
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From our offices in Ottawa and Morris, Illinois, our lawyers represent clients in communities from Chicago to Springfield. Call our toll-free number, 888-715-6388, or contact us by e-mail to arrange a free consultation and case evaluation with an experienced Illinois workers' compensation lawyer at an office location nearest you. If you cannot travel to one of our offices, an attorney can make arrangements to visit a location convenient to you.