Casinos, bars and nightclubs provide social entertainment for many adults. Along with owning and operating one of these venues comes great responsibilities. There is no secret that the introduction of alcohol mixed with emotion can lead to decreased inhibitions and bad decision making. Failure of an establishment to have proper security personnel, letting the bar become overcrowded, or failing to enforce policies and procedures for the serving of alcohol and management of patrons can lead to circumstances that may cause severe injuries or even death.
Casinos, nightclubs and bars are required to employ proper security personnel in order to handle volatile situations which may arise, such as fights between customers and the refusal of admission to those individuals underage or not otherwise permitted to patronize the establishment. Whenever food and drink is involved, there always exists the potential for spills which, if not discovered and cleaned, can cause customers to slip and fall. Most notably, casinos, bars and nightclubs have a duty to refuse or to stop service of alcohol to those visibly intoxicated and to call a cab or other mode of transportation to ensure that the intoxicated customer does not get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. Establishments that serve alcohol can be held liable for injuries and death sustained not only by the intoxicated patron allowed to leave, but also innocent third parties injured or killed by the intoxicated person's actions.
Mr. Weitz has successfully represented numerous clients who have slipped and fallen, been the innocent victim of a fight not properly managed and who were involved in drunk driving accidents where liability rested with the establishment who served alcohol to the intoxicated driver. If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of a casino, bar, or nightclub, it is important that you contact Mr. Weitz immediately to begin the process of preserving necessary evidence. Often times, surveillance video, photographs and witness identifications are discarded or destroyed by the establishment after a certain time period, unless specifically instructed to preserve such items.
Before speaking with any insurance company or signing any legal documents, contact Mr. Weitz to ensure your rights are protected. Know your rights! Call Jeremy Weitz!
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Jeremy M. Weitz
Attorney at Law
1500 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
10,000 Lincoln Drive East
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Marlton, NJ 08053
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