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Bar and Nightclub Injuries

Bar and Nightclub Injury Lawyers Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada is known for its world-class entertainment, and that includes the bar and nightclubs that are on display throughout the city. Whether your preference is to grab a drink on your way to dinner or dance well into the night, there is something for visitors and locals alike throughout Clark County.

Unfortunately, negligence can play a role in the operation of any number of venues that cater to the over 641,000 residents and 40 million visitors welcomed to the city each year. Our Las Vegas bar injury attorneys understand that injuries at nightclubs & bars can cause permanent physical and emotional damages when the owners, employees, or other guests act recklessly.

At Bertoldo Carter Smith & Cullen, our Las Vegas personal injury lawyers can help outline your legal options to holding the person or combined parties who caused your injuries accountable for your financial recovery and place that plan in action.

How Can Someone Get Hurt in a Las Vegas Bar or Nightclub?

Not unlike other entertainment venues, our Las Vegas, Nevada bar and nightclub injury lawyers know that often when alcohol plays a role in its operation, negligent and reckless behavior may not be far behind.

When someone is considering suing a bar for injury, their claim can stem from:

  • Alcohol poisoning
  • Assaults
  • Belligerent customers
  • Broken glass or falling objects
  • Dangerous grounds and properties
  • Discrimination
  • Failure to get medical attention
  • Food poisoning
  • Lack of adequate security
  • Negligence of club employees
  • Sexual assault
  • Sexual harassment
  • Slips, trips, and falls
  • Violence or excessive force used by staff or bouncers

Each nightclub injury compensation claim is unique and requires more than an accusation to move forward with pursuing financial compensation inside and outside the courtroom. Our Las Vegas Bar and Nightclub injury lawyers will listen to the details of your case during a free initial consultation and provide recommendations on how we can proceed with holding the appropriate party, or parties, responsible for your injuries.

Who Is Liable for My Las Vegas Nightclub Injury Claim?

Nevada laws reflect the fact that liability for a wrongful act is usually limited to the person who committed the act.

We will examine each party’s role in your injuries, including the bar or nightclub:

  • Owners
  • Operators
  • Employees

At Bertoldo Carter Smith & Cullen, our Las Vegas bar injury lawyers will examine your unique case against the applicable statutes to fully determine who is liable.

When Is a Las Vegas Bar or Nightclub Owner Liable for My Injuries?

A nightclub owner might become liable for the action of its employees, including bouncers, bartenders. or other employees under special circumstances and the laws that govern the statutes associated with their legal responsibilities in Nevada.

Las Vegas bar and nightclub owners or operators may be held liable when:

  • An employee negligently performs their regular job duties
  • They use negligence when hiring or supervising their staff
  • Discriminatory club policies or practices are in place
  • An employee commits an intentionally wrongful act under qualifying circumstances

If you are assaulted by a bouncer, suing a bar after the assault may seem as though it would be a clear-cut win for the injured party, but the legal details and requirements are complex and require an experienced Las Vegas bar and nightclub injury lawyer to produce results. We can help.

Can a Bar or Nightclub Operator in Las Vegas Be Held Liable for Negligent Hiring?

Las Vegas bar and nightclub operators may be held liable for negligently hiring, retaining, or supervising Nevada employees when their actions or inactions conflict with the laws associated with their responsibilities.

That can include:

  • Failing to conduct reasonable employee background checks
  • Hiring or retaining an employee who was unfit for the position
  • Hiring or retaining an employee who poses a danger to patrons
  • Negligently supervising, disciplining, or training the employee

When Can You Sue a Las Vegas Bar and Nightclub Employee for Personal Injuries?

People often wonder, can bouncers be charged with assault? Can bartenders be held accountable for over-serving guests?

Las Vegas bar and nightclub employees can be held accountable for their role in injuring a patron when we can prove they acted negligently in their duties.

The most common types of injuries that result in Las Vegas bar and nightclub employee negligence are:

  • Blocked entrance and exit injuries caused by piling debris
  • Broken glass or falling object injuries
  • Fire injuries caused by overloading circuits
  • Food poisoning
  • Slip, trip, and fall injuries

Other times, the employee actions that led to our clients’ injuries may not be negligent at all, but intentional.

Intentional wrongful acts committed by Las Vegas bar and nightclub employees can include:

  • Assault and battery
  • Defamation
  • Discrimination
  • False imprisonment
  • Invasion of privacy
  • Sexual assault
  • Sexual harassment

The question then becomes, on top of the employee, can you sue a club for injury?

At Bertoldo Carter Smith & Cullen, our Las Vegas bar and nightclub injury attorneys will focus on holding them liable for injuries caused by employee negligence when the:

  • Employee was acting within the scope of his or her employment
  • Injury was a normal risk of the employer’s business

We can help you determine where your injuries fall under our Nevada laws and statutes, so your case can be outlined efficiently while you focus on healing.

How Do Las Vegas Bar or Nightclub Policies or Practices Discriminate?

It is illegal for all businesses – in the State of Nevada and through federal laws – to discriminate against anyone based on:

  • Gender
  • Gender identity
  • Sexual orientation

When Las Vegas bar or nightclub employees violate those laws, the business owner may be held liable for their behavior.

Including when employees:

  • Offer discounts to one gender but not another
  • Refuse to let gay or transgender individuals into the bar or nightclub
  • Treats anyone differently than other patrons based on gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation, whether that treatment is actual or perceived

Contact Our Las Vegas Bar and Nightclub Injury Lawyers Now

If you have been injured at a Las Vegas bar or nightclub, contact our Las Vegas accident lawyers at Bertoldo Carter Smith & Cullen today at (702) 505-8115 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case and learn how we can help you hold the bouncer, employee, owner or operator accountable for the financial recovery you deserve.

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