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Broken Leg at a Bar and Grill…

Submitted By: Jack (Canada)

I was eating dinner at a Bar and Grill. When I was leaving out the doors, I literally took 3 or 4 steps and fell breaking my leg/ankle in 3 places and had surgery. It has been quite painful and I cannot work and make money for Christmas. I need some advice as to what to do.

I have pictures if needed. I got someone to help me to my car and from there I drove to the hospital. I had no alcohol either. What do you think I should do?

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Answer

Dear Jack,

Slip and fall accidents are difficult because you need to prove that there is some negligence or liability on the part of the bar owner. Premises owners have a duty to regularly inspect and make patrons aware of any known dangers and hazards.

When you exited the building, was there a “danger” or “hazardous” condition that you noticed? Unfortunately, property owners are not always liable when people fall unless there was a reason, attributed to the property owner’s negligence. You will not know whether they are accepting liability however, unless you submit a claim.

The best thing to do is advise the bar and grill that you were injured and intend to submit a claim. Ask for their insurance information as the insurance company would be the ones responsible for the pay-out.

The above is general information. Laws change frequently, and across jurisdictions. You should get a personalized case evaluation from a licensed attorney. Find a local attorney to give you a free case review here , or call (888) 647-2490.

Best of luck,

Published: December 2, 2010

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One thought on “Broken Leg at a Bar and Grill…

  1. Thanks for your reply, the restaurant owner has came forward and wants to sit down and discuss a price to compensate for my leg. I have made a claim with my lawyer to handle the situation.

    I’m 23 and broke my fibula, heel, and somewhere in my ankle, i had surgery and there are 3 pins down through the top of my foot. I will not be claiming lost wages because i was in between jobs.

    This is keeping me from working and snowboarding and has been extremely uncomfortable and painful.

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