Connecticut Bar Fight Injury Legal Team
Eagan & Donohue 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 be either 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 or more heated personalities. Bar fights can be focused on two people involved in a dispute, but can also bring other people into the mix, often unwillingly. If you or a loved one has been injured as collateral damage 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. 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 that 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 action under the civil equivalents of those charges in order to be compensated for any injuries he or she sustained. An assailant can be prosecuted in criminal court and serve a minor sentence without relaying any compensation to the victim. Additionally, even if the assailant is not convicted in criminal court, the 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.
If you become a victim of a bar fight, Eagan & Donohue can help you to obtain the compensation you may be entitled to for your injuries, including damages for the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Future earnings
- Pain and suffering
Allow us to help you recover for any injuries you sustain in a bar fight that were not the result of your actions, but rather were caused by another patron who escalated a situation or attacked you as an innocent bystander.
Eagan & Donohue | West Hartford, Connecticut Personal Injury Legal Team
If you have been injured in a bar fight, you may have the ability to bring a claim against your assailant and anyone involved in your injuries. Our team at Eagan & Donohue is well-experienced in handling personal injury cases and understands how frightening a bar fight can be, and how devastating the resulting injuries can become. Contact our West Hartford office today for your initial free consultation.