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Using Skill To Get Positive Outcomes After An Assault Or Bar Fight

Personal disagreements are a fact of life, and sometimes they result in altercations. But if a business or government entity facilitates people gathering in close quarters and drinking alcohol, injuries that result may be their responsibility, depending on the circumstances.

Nearly every bar or nightclub hires bouncers — sometimes even off-duty police officers — to keep the peace and eject those causing trouble. They are often large, strong, aggressive — sometimes maybe too aggressive. Don't think that just because it's their job to remove rowdy, intoxicated patrons that they have the right to use excessive force or injure people, even when rightfully ejecting those people.

The establishments hiring, training and supervising security personnel have a duty to hire people capable of avoiding injury to patrons.

Bar fights occur among patrons. They should not be allowed to become a scene of mayhem and serious harm. A patron must not be allowed to cause serious injury to another patron.

At Kelly, Symonds & Reed, LLC, we help those who have been injured because of a bar fight, assault or other incidents involving excessive or unnecessary use of force. We will hold establishments accountable for your injuries and help you secure the compensation you need to fully recover from your injuries.

Injuries At Festivals And Events

Other entities besides bars also have a duty to provide a safe environment when they organize a festival, concert or another event. "Event insurance" is typically required by the municipality to be purchased. A municipality itself may host an ethnic or another event. When injuries occur it is this insurance that should be made to pay. We make them pay.

We can represent you if you've suffered any type of injury, including:

  • Sprains
  • Lacerations
  • Broken bones
  • Head injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Damage to teeth or other serious facial injuries

If you were assaulted and injured by a neighbor, his or her homeowners insurance may be a source of compensation to you.

Defense Available After A Fight Or Altercation

Did a verbal altercation with another person lead to a physical fight? Are you now facing the prospect of criminal charges? Several of our personal injury lawyers also have extensive experience as defense attorneys, including founding attorneys David A. Kelly and John A. Reed. We will thoroughly review your case to determine if the charges against you are warranted and help you develop a strong defense strategy that keeps your best interests in mind.

Contact Our Law Firm For A Free Consultation

Let the legal team at Kelly, Symonds & Reed, LLC, help you after a bar fight, assault or physical altercation with another person. We have the personal injury and criminal defense experience you need to handle every angle these types of cases can present. We're also well-known for our ability to secure the best possible outcomes for our clients.

To schedule an appointment during regular business hours or in the evenings, call our office in Lee's Summit at 816-347-1818 or contact us online. All initial consultations are free to new clients. All personal injury cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. This means that you owe no attorney fees if we are unable to obtain compensation for your losses.