Can I sue a bar for not checking ID’s?

I was attacked by a girl who was in a bar and was under age. I have permanent scars on my arm and have have been going to physical therapy for whiplash for about 2-3 months now. The girl had multiple Misdemeanor’s against her and was founded guilty. I had family, friends, co-oworkers, and clients present at the bar and lost reputation due to the incident. Can I sue the bar that this happened in?

Asked on November 7, 2011 under Personal Injury, New York


Michael D. Siegel / Siegel & Siegel, P.C.

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

You can sue the bar.  The ID story is not relevant.  The bar is supposed to create a safe environment for guests.  They are responsible for what happens there.  Did you make a police report?  This will be critical.

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