Bars are an extremely popular way for people to spend their leisure time. They provide a social atmosphere that many people of all different cultures enjoy. However, due to the nature of the service they provide, bar owners must be diligent in keeping the premises safe for patrons. Aside from the distinct possibility that the alcohol served will cause people to act recklessly, when many people are packed into a small space, the likelihood of an accident increases. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert personal injury attorney at 617-787-3700.
In a recent case, Ernie Verdugo, who worked as a tour guide in Hawaii, was awarded over $2 million after a slip-and-fall in a Hawaiian bar left him injured. According to reports, the man was acting as a designated driver for his friends when they visited the Mai Tai Bar in Honolulu. While trying to maneuver his way through an extremely crowded bar, Mr. Verdugo slipped on a beer-covered floor and hurt his leg.
Over the next several years, Mr. Verdugo underwent seven surgeries on his leg, which had developed a serious blood cot as a result of the fall. After battling the blood cot for a long while, he developed a condition called post-thrombotic syndrome, which impaired the circulation in his leg and caused daily swelling. Mr. Verdugo was also forced to quit his job as a tour guide. After successfully suing the bar for failing to maintain the premises in a safe condition, Mr. Verdugo, who was represented by attorney Howard Glickstein, a law professor in Honolulu, was awarded $2 million in damages, plus $144,000 in special damages.
If you or a loved one has slipped and injured yourself as a result of the negligence of another, act now and contact one of our expert slip and fall attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our Massachusetts injury attorney specialists today at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!