Physical Attacks by Intoxicated Individuals
Unfortunately, when some people are intoxicated, they become belligerent and combative. And when they are "looking for a fight", they often attack innocent victims with little or no provocation. In fact, according to the Bureau of Justice in Washington, D.C., 37.6% of state inmates convicted of a violent offense were under the influence of alcohol at the time they committed the offense. For federal inmates, the percentage was somewhat lower at 21%.
If you or someone you love was attacked by an intoxicated individual, you may have a cause of action against the bar, restaurant, club or other establishment who oversold alcohol to the attacker. Any establishment who sells alcohol should properly train their employees to ensure customers are not served too much alcohol. And to the extent a customer is over-served and becomes disruptive or combative, employees should be trained on how to appropriately deal with the situation. This is especially true since Tennesseans, with an appropriate permit, can legally carry loaded guns in bars and restaurants.
If you have been injured in a physical attack by an intoxicated person, contact one of our liquor liability attorneys at the Law Offices of John Day. We will thoroughly review your case with you and advise you of your rights in a free, no-obligation consultation. Please contact us online or call us at 615-742-4880 or 866.812.8787. We handle all liquor liability cases on a contingency basis which means we only get paid if we recover money for you. And, we never ask you to pay anything out of pocket. Instead, we advance all case expenses. So, the only thing you have to lose by calling us is the financial compensation you deserve.