A man who sustained personal injuries when he was struck by a bottle while standing in the doorway of a bar has filed suit against the bar.
According to the suit he filed, Geoffrey Q. Lancey was standing in the doorway of Blues on Main in Collinsville, Illinois on June 27. He says that at that time, an employee was fighting with another person. During the fight, the employee smashed a bottle across Lancey’s arm and body.
According to the suit, the employee was “acting in the scope of his employment at all relevant times” and that Lancey, who was an invitee of the defendant, did not provoke the employee.
Lancey claims that the incident caused his arm muscles, ligaments, membranes, nerves, and blood vessels to be displaced, bruised, cut, torn, and injured and have their functions become impaired.
Lancey also claims to have suffered pain, lost wages, and lost earning capacity and incurred medical expenses. Lancey seeks damages in excess of $100,000, plus costs, from the two-count suit.
Although this injury case takes place outside of North Carolina, our injury lawyers in Raleigh wanted to share it to show how negligence can be identified in a restaurant accident case, as well as the damages victims sustain in addition to physical injuries. The suit alleges negligence on the part of Blues on Main for management of a business which allowed an employee to cause personal injuries to Lancey and failure to safely control its premises. It also says the bar is negligent through the employee’s actions.