A man has filed a personal injury suit against a bar where he claims the employees failed to protect him from an attack by a patron.


According to the suit Steven D. Skoklo filed on October 20 in Illinois’ Madison County Circuit Court, he was enjoying an alcoholic beverage at Knockers Bar and Grill on October 21, 2007 when the attack took place.


Skoklo claims that other employees and patrons approached him and an argument ensued. He says he was then struck in the face, head, and body multiple times, causing him serious and permanent injuries.


The suit says that Paul Qualls, who was also named as a defendant, was responsible for the attack.


Skoklo alleges that the assault caused him great pain and anguish, medical expenses, and the loss of large sums of money.


The complaint claims that prior to the incident, multiple altercations had taken place at the establishment.


The owner of the bar, Gary Lutman, was also named as a defendant. The suit alleges negligence on his part for failure to provide adequate security to stop fights, failure to notify police of the attack, failure to warn, and allowing his employees and patrons to cause physical harm to others.

Skoklo seeks damages in excess of $200,000 from the four-count suit.
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