North Bergen, NJ asked in Personal Injury for Florida

Q: I fell into a plate glass window leaving a bar.Mutilated my ear and neck almost died from wound. Can i sue this bar

I was intoxicated and it was the bars street front window.

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Brett Steinberg

Answered
  • Palm Beach Gardens, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: First of all, I am very sorry this happened to you and I hope you are making a nice recovery from your injuries. That said, the first question that must be answer is: Did the bar owner and/or the owner of the premises create a dangerous condition that caused your accident. Also, was this type of accident foreseeable due to that alleged dangerous condition. Next, it is important to note that Florida is a comparative fault state. That means that if you were under the influence of alcohol when your accident occurred, that fact may shift some percentage of the fault to you. I hope this answers your question.

Stephen Arnold Black

Answered
  • Orlando, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: When a bar serves a visibly intoxicated person alcohol, then under the Dram shop laws you may have a case. More facts would be needed to know. Discuss in private with counsel.

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