Who Is The Responsible Party?
It is crucial to remember that there does not have to be physical contact for assault to occur under California law. An aggressor need only to attempt to commit a forceful act upon an individual for an assault charge to occur. So if you were injured or someone attempted to injure you during a bar fight, there are actually two parties that you can pursue legal matters against:
● Your Attacker. The person who attacked you will be held liable. You, however, may also choose to pursue legal action against the bar or establishment.
● The Bar. Many bar fight cases include a claim against the bar or establishment for damages that resulted from the fight. The only time when the bar cannot be held liable is when both of the parties involved in the incident mutually agreed upon the fight.
If you have been involved in a bar fight, you should immediately report the incident to management that runs the bar or establishment. You should then follow the following steps:
● Contact the Police. The presence of the police is mandatory to make sure that a record of the event is documented. If anyone
● Medical Attention. Even if you feel that you were not injured during a bar fight, you should still seek medical attention because not all injuries are readily apparent.
● Contact a Lawyer. A lawyer experienced in bar fight cases will help you to determine what your best solution is. A lawyer may very likely help you seek compensation for physical and psychological damages that you suffered during the bar fight.