Have You Been Injured in a Nightclub Altercation?

Bar/restaurant/nightclub injury, wrongful death, premises liability claims in Washington, DC, Baltimore, Maryland, Virginia

When people go out to bars and clubs in D.C. and Baltimore, they expect to enjoy the nightlife scene and have a good time. Sadly, for too many people, what should have been an enjoyable night out ends in violent attacks, beatings, needless injuries, and even death. Others have been subjected to unnecessarily dangerous conditions that harmed them. If you have been the victim of serious violence that caused a catastrophic injury at a nightclub or bar, our experienced injury lawyers can help.

Under the law of premises liability, owners and managers of nightclubs and bars may be held accountable for violent crimes, shootings, accidents, wrongful deaths or injuries. Nightclub, restaurant, and bar security staff and bouncers may also be held accountable for assault and battery when excessive force is employed.

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Law protects victims of nightclub and bar injuries

If you or someone you love was the victim of a beating, attack, shooting, accident, injury, or even death in a nightclub or bar, you may be outraged and wondering how you can seek justice. Fortunately, the law provides options for those who have been the victims of needless nightclub or bar negligence.

Nightclubs and bars in Baltimore and D.C. are required by law to ensure the reasonable safety of their patrons. When they breach this duty, the law allows injured victims to hold nightclubs, restaurants, bars, and other commercial establishments accountable.

Clubs, lounges, restaurants, and bars may also be held accountable for injuries resulting in part from inadequate security staffing, unreasonably dim lighting, and lack of proper safety signage or exit doors.

By filing a nightclub injury claim, you may be able to seek compensation for your damages including future medical care needs such as physical therapy, lost past and future wages, emotional pain and suffering, hospital and ambulance bills, and other expenses.

Nightclubs that have a known history of violence and assault by patrons and security staff are more likely to be held accountable.

Our bar injury attorneys understand how to use the legal system to thoroughly investigate a nightclub’s crime and incident history to build a robust case for our clients. Our seasoned attorneys will take you through the legal process, explain your options, and walk you through the litigation process. In order to seek the maximum amount of compensation for your injury, it is critical to retain an attorney who is deeply knowledgeable about the insurance business and what legal steps are required to hold a nightclub, bar, or restaurant owner liable for your injuries.

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At The Cochran Firm, D.C., our team of experienced injury lawyers is fully dedicated to seeking justice for victims and families who have been suffered catastrophic injuries and death in nightclubs, bars, and restaurants. Contact us today for a free confidential case evaluation. Because time limits apply to bringing injury claims, we recommend contacting us as soon as possible.

Common injuries in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore nightclubs and bars include:

  • Face and body lacerations
  • Brain damage
  • Eyesight loss
  • Burn injury from fires
  • Allowing belligerent patron inside the premises
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Failure to timely stop a fight
  • Psychological symptoms such as depression and post traumatic stress syndrome
  • Broken arms, eye sockets, noses, legs

Claims have been filed against clubs, bars, lounges, restaurants, and other nightlife businesses for a variety of causes including:

  • Bouncer assault
  • Locked exits
  • Inadequately maintained parking lots
  • Sexual assault
  • Negligent security staff and bouncers
  • Torn and frayed carpets
  • Assault and battery by other nightclub patrons
  • Gun shooting
  • Dim lighting
  • Objects on the floor

Our experienced attorneys understand the law and are ready to hold negligent nightlife establishments accountable. If you or someone you love was seriously injured in a D.C., Maryland, or Virginia bar or club, contact The Cochran Firm DC today.

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