Princeton NJ Restaurant and Bar Accident Injury Attorneys
Premises Liability Lawyers with Offices in Mercer County, New Jersey
Although we often associate bars and restaurants with relaxation, unwinding, enjoying festivities, and good company, accidents can occur in these establishments that spell catastrophic consequences for victims and their families. Whether the injury results from a slip and fall on the premises, the proprietor’s inappropriate service of alcohol, or another form of negligent behavior, you or a loved one may have grounds to seek compensation for your injuries and the associated negative effects, both personally and financially.
At Cohen & Riechelson, it is our primary goal to hold these establishments accountable. We will accumulate and organize all of the available evidence to support your claim, including a medical assessment of your injuries and necessary treatment, an analysis of the circumstances that preceded the event, and photographs documenting the site of the incident. Compiling and constructing a compelling argument on your behalf is our priority as we work toward obtaining just compensation for you or your loved one. To discuss your injury case with a member of our legal team at no cost, contact our Hamilton or Pennington, New Jersey offices at (609) 528-2596.
Injuries Resulting from Accidents at Bars and Restaurants in New Jersey
According to the laws outlined in New Jersey, “premises liability” applies to the responsibilities of commercial and residential property owners to ensure a reasonable degree of safety on their premises. Commercial business owners, including bar and restaurant proprietors, are required to take certain precautions to prevent potential hazards such as wet walkways, debris-covered floors, and other common issues caused by spills and handling of food and beverages.
Another set of issue in restaurants and bars can be caused by insufficient lighting in parking lots or stairways, which can result in fall accidents, or increase the likelihood of criminal activity such as assaults or robberies. Inadequate signage to indicate wet floors or other potential hazards can also result in injuries to restaurant or bar patrons.
New Jersey Alcohol-Related Accident Litigation: Dram Shop Laws
Yet another facet of commercial premises liability regarding restaurants and bars is the responsibility of these establishments to serve alcohol appropriately. For example, these establishments are expected to take precautions to ensure that they do not serve alcohol to minors and do not over-serve patrons who are observably intoxicated. New Jersey has enacted a collection of laws often called “Dram Shop Laws,” which apply to accidents caused by the negligent service of alcohol. Some common alcohol-related accidents that fall within the purview of Dram Shop laws include:
- Bar fights and assaults involving intoxicated patrons
- Drunk driving accidents caused by over-served customers
- Alcohol poisoning induced by negligent service of alcohol
At Cohen & Riechelson, we will perform a comprehensive evaluation of your case in order to determine if there was a party at fault for causing or significantly contributing to your accident and associated injuries. We are committed to aggressively pursuing the compensation that you deserve and will never accept any form of settlement without your hearty consent and a full understanding of all of your options.
Contact Our Mercer County NJ Bar and Restaurant Accident Injury Lawyers to Discuss Your Case
For additional information and to discuss your potential premises liability claim with one of our highly experienced personal injury attorneys, contact the law offices of Cohen & Riechelson at (609) 528-2596 or (215) 337-4915. Consultations are always provided free of charge and we are happy to answer all of your questions.