One thing that a lot of Americans love to do after a hard day at work is to stop in at their local bar to unwind. Some see a bar as a good excuse to discuss business projects over drinks, or a group of friends will often meet at one of the local bars to watch a sporting event. Bars play host to millions of people in every city, all looking to take a break, relax and have some fun. This atmosphere, however, can also result in some patrons drinking in excess, and this is where the issues crop up.
There are times when a little too much alcohol simply adds fuel to the fire. Customers can quickly create a disturbance that results in fights and possible injuries. This can become the focal point of a lawsuit due to any injuries caused, or sustained, by others inhabiting the premises. This is when the need for bar liquor liability coverage becomes all too clear. You’ll be happy to have a policy that provides you with coverage necessary for the type of exposures you’re likely to encounter.
Good times gone bad
Owning a bar can be rewarding, when festivities are running smoothly and people come to participate in karaoke, a game of darts, or trivia contests. But it only takes one person getting out of hand to ruin the mood. From a business standpoint, you can’t afford to have your customers exposed to danger, your bar sustain damage, or your reputation sullied, all because one of your bar patrons decides to get out of hand.
Unfortunately this can be one of the drawbacks of running an establishment of this type. There’s likely to be occasions where situations occur that have the potential to create problems for all those people mixing together. And, perhaps an even bigger concern, if someone leaves your bar intoxicated, and has an accident while driving, which causes injury to another driver, pedestrian, or damage to public or private property, your establishment will likely be held liable for damages. Such lawsuits can be enough to shut you down for good.
Don’t let a lack of bar liquor liability coverage allow this to happen to you. Speak with an agent that can help you understand the risks that your establishment is likely to encounter.