Windsor Restaurant, Bar, Tavern Liability Lawyer
Drunk driving accidents in Windsor / Essex County aren’t always the sole responsibility of the driver found to be under the influence. Restaurants, taverns, and bars can also held accountable for injuries resulting from accidents.
Under the Liquor License Act of Ontario, a commercial host (bar or restaurant owner) must ensure that liquor is not sold to a person who is or appears to be intoxicated. If a bar or restaurant over-serves alcohol to a patron, and that patron then injures himself or someone else in an accident, the bar may be liable for damages. If someone in your family has been injured or killed because they, or someone else were over the legal limit, you may be able to seek damages from the bar or nightclub that over-served them.
Not only do liquor establishments have an obligation to ensure patrons are not harmed as a result of the sale of alcohol, they are required to keep their premises reasonably safe. In cases where an intoxicated patron assaults another patron, or a bouncer or security guard uses excessive force causing injury, bars and taverns may be held liable.
Liquor establishment injuries can result from various incidents including the following:
- Drunk Driving
- Motor Vehicle Collisions
- Falls resulting in injury
- Bar, Tavern fights
- Bouncer Assault
- Negligent Security
Any establishment that serves food is obligated to make sure that the food is stored, handled, prepared and cooked properly. Restaurants are required to take special precautions and follow strict CFIA (Canada Food Inspection Agency) mandates to ensure patrons are safe when dining out. In addition to the food they serve, restaurant management is required to make sure that employees are healthy and follow personal hygiene regulations to ensure that you remain healthy and safe.
- Misrepresented food or menu items
- Food Poisoning
- Choking hazards / foreign objects in food
- Employee-borne illness such as flu, hepatitis, meningitis
- Spoiled or under-cooked food
- Insect infestation
- Extreme Spices and chronic food allergies
If you are a victim of an injury resulting from a restaurant or bar owner’s failure to ensure your safety, contact Curran Law Firm. We will fight for you to get to the just and fair compensation you deserve.
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