You are supposed to have fun at a bar or winery. You assume the premises are safe, even if you have had a drink or two and have let down your guard. Unfortunately, people do get hurt at these types of establishments all the time. Sometimes it’s just an accident, but sometimes the negligence of the bar or winery owner can lead to someone getting injured. In cases like these, you should seek out the help of a Monmouth County premises liability lawyer.
When Could a Bar or Winery Owner Be Considered Negligent?
There are a few situations where you can try to hold a bar or winery owner liable for injuries. One obvious one is a slip-and-fall accident. You expect the premises to be safe and clean. Slipping in spilled drinks or tripping over poorly maintained flooring can cause serious injuries. If the owner knew about the problem and did not fix it, they should be held liable.
There are also cases where someone gets hurt by another patron of the bar. If someone else was able to hurt you because the establishment had little to no security, then that may be evidence that an owner does not care enough about the safety of their customers.
How Long Do I Have to Sue After Getting Injured at a Bar or Winery?
Acting quickly after you get injured at a bar or winery is in your best interest. This gives your lawyer more time to find evidence and build your case. You do not want to lose track of potential witnesses or get to surveillance footage after it has been deleted or overwritten.
There is also the statute of limitations to consider. The state of New Jersey gives you two years to sue for personal injury. Wait any longer and your case is almost certain to get thrown out no matter how much evidence you have.
Do I Need a Lawyer to Pursue a Personal Injury Case?
You are not required to hire an attorney, but if you hire our personal injury lawyers you can be sure that we will do everything that we can to help you secure the best possible outcome in your case. Your attorney can help you:
- Gather evidence
- Build a case against the bar or winery
- Prepare you for testimony and questions from the other side’s lawyer
- Communicate with other involved parties on your behalf
- Calculate fair compensation
- Defend you from any accusations of wrongdoing
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you are ready to move forward with a personal injury case, don’t delay. Contact Falcon Law Firm and schedule an appointment with our team. We would love to tell you more about how we can help you make the most effective possible case.