Van Dyke Law, LLC’s Connecticut and Massachusetts bar fight injury lawyer has handled numerous wrongful bar fight injury matters, and represented many individuals injured in physical altercations within the bar and restaurant setting.
Bar fights often seem the thing of a country western movie and we consider them to either be fantasy or as occurring solely in the seedy, run-down dive bars of large cities. However, bar fights can unfortunately happen anywhere given the right combination of two heated personalities. Bar fights can be focused on the two people involved in the dispute, but often bring other people into the mix, often unwillingly. If you or a loved one have been injured as collateral due to a bar fight, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Bar fights can lead to extensive injuries because of the violence involved during the time of the fight. If you were injured in a bar fight, you not only have a potential claim against your assailant, but also against the establishment itself for overserving their customers or providing an atmosphere which created the incident. Many participants of bar fights have prior records of violent behavior.
Bar fights typically result in criminal charges for assault or battery. However, a victim can also bring a civil charge for the same charges in order to be compensated for any injuries. An assailant can be prosecuted in criminal court and serve a minor sentence without relaying any compensation to the victim. Additionally, if the assailant is not convicted in criminal court, civil court has a lower burden of proof that may allow you to adequately punish the assailant. Criminal court requires a jury to find the defendant “guilty beyond a reasonable doubt” while civil court only requires “by a preponderance of the evidence,” which is easier to prove.
As a victim of a bar fight, Van Dyke Law, LLC’s Connecticut and Massachusetts bar fight injury lawyer can help you obtain the compensation you are entitled to for your injuries, including damages for the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Future earnings
- Pain and suffering
Any injuries you sustain in a bar fight are not the result of your actions, but another patron who escalated a situation or attacked you as an innocent bystander.
Van Dyke Law, LLC’s Connecticut and Massachusetts Personal Injury Attorney
If you have been injured in a bar fight, you have the ability to bring a claim against your assailant and anyone involved in your injuries. Van Dyke Law, LLC’s Connecticut and Massachusetts bar fight injury lawyer is well experienced in handling personal injury cases and understand how frightening a bar fight can be, and how devastating injuries can become. Contact our West Hartford, Glastonbury, or Enfield office today for your initial free consultation.