Compensation When You Are Injured or Attacked at a Bar – Minnesota Lawyer


A bar can be a great place to hang out, have fun, and meet people. Unfortunately, some people go to bars to get drunk and cause trouble. Our Minnesota personal injury lawyers represent people injured at a bar. For example, we represented a young woman who was hit by a beer bottle. A fight broke out at the bar between two gangs. One gang member threw a beer bottle at someone from the other gang, missed and hit our client, blinding her in one eye.

Our attorneys have represented people who were attacked at a bar in Minnesota or who were injured by an overaggressive bouncer. We even represented someone who was permanently scarred when she was bitten by another patron at a bar.


There is not automatic responsibility against the bar owner when you are injured at a bar or nightclub. However, the bar is responsible and can be sued if they did something wrong that caused or contributed to you being injured. This is something an attorney will discuss with you when you call our office for a free consultation. For example, bars are not allowed to continue serving a customer who is obviously intoxicated.  If the bar violates this rule and the over-served customer then hurts someone, the bar is responsible for the resulting injuries.

This is true for drunk driver accidents in Minnesota, but also assaults and other injuries at the bar or nightclub. Also, sometimes a bar has reason to know that their customer is dangerous.  In that case, they have an obligation to remove that person or warn the other people in the bar about the danger. Again, if the bar fails to follow this rule, the bar may be held responsible for the resulting injuries. These cases depend on the specific facts of the situation. Therefore, our top MN personal injury lawyers will ask you questions about your injury at a bar to help determine if you have a case or not.

Injured Fell or Attacked at Bar
Injured Fell or Attacked at Bar


The owner is also responsible for a slip and fall injury at a bar, trip and fall injury and other accidents on the bar premises just like any other store owner. In our view, the bar has extra responsibility for an injury where someone fell at a bar. They are selling intoxicating drinks to the people in the bar and knows the customers’ balance and perception may be impaired. See our Slip and Fall at Business page.

Many bars in big cities now have multiple cameras recording everything that goes on inside, and sometimes outside, the bar. However, they don’t always save the tape from the cameras, especially if the tape shows something unfavorable to the bar. Therefore, if you are injured at a bar, you should contact a MN personal injury attorney as soon as possible so that we can try to get the videotape from the bar. Also, witness statements are usually crucial in bar cases. The sooner we can send out our investigator, the more likely we are to find the witnesses and get them to talk while their memories are solid.


Please call our office and talk to a lawyer as soon as possible for a free consultation if you are injured or attacked at a bar.  An attorney will discuss the facts with you and start our investigation. Pam Rochlin and David Rochlin are Minnesota personal injury lawyers with more than 25 years of experience. We have successfully handled hundreds of cases where people have been injured at a bar or other types of accidents. We will discuss your case with you and explain your rights. A lawyer will be happy to meet with you at our office or your home.

Our MN attorneys will meet with you to discuss your injured at a bar case at our offices in Minneapolis, St. Louis Park, Woodbury, and Edina. An attorney can also meet with you at your some to discuss your bar attack or injury in St. Paul, Rogers, Brooklyn Park, Bloomington, Richfield, Apple Valley, Roseville, Maplewood, Maple Grove, Chanhassen, Chaska, and other surrounding cities in Minnesota. There is no obligation on your part. Further, we never charge anything unless you receive compensation for your injuries.