Frisco, TX asked in Personal Injury for Texas

Q: Person is assaulted at bar, attacker gets away, can victim press charges against bar for injuries?

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Brian H. Crockett
Brian H. Crockett
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  • Houston, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Yes. You may be able to file a lawsuit against the bar for inadequate security. More information is needed however. If you have any questions or just want to know your rights please do not hesitate to call or post another question.

Gregory S Baumgartner
Gregory S Baumgartner
Answered
  • Houston, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: This type of civil case is based upon a negligence cause of action- and the allegations are usually that the owner of the business was negligent in how they handled security or negligent for failing to provide security.

In most cases the injuries need to be very serious in order to justify the expenses necessary to advance this particular type of case.

Robert C. Slim
Robert C. Slim
Answered
  • Dallas, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Your friend ca sue the bar for personal injury if you can prove that the bar management was negligent. This can be proved by showing the the bar management or staff failed to provide proper security or that the attacker was continuously served alcohol after he became obviously intoxicated.

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