I was at a small venue I have attended many times for a concert and drinks. A fight broke out, which I was not involved in. Yet, the bouncer seemed to target me anyway and I was punched in the mouth. Because I was bleeding and my tooth felt funny, I scheduled an emergency dental visit. Now I find out that I need a root canal treatment. This is all become bloody expensive. I’m not from the U.S. so I don’t know what rights I have in this situation. Can I sue the venue to pay for my treatment?
First, let me say I am glad you had the wisdom to see a dentist right away. You could very well have saved your tooth. Great job! As to whether or not the venue will be held accountable to pay, that is a legal issue. What I can tell you is to find out if there is a record of the incident. Then, start by going to them directly and just explaining to them what happened, exactly as you did to me. Ask them to help cover your expenses. They may step up and do the right thing, saving you the trouble of a court battle.
If they say no, you may, of course, consult an attorney. I am not a lawyer so I hesitate to give out legal advice.
I am sorry this happened to you and I’m glad you had the wisdom to get an emergency dental appointment. Too many people put this off and end up losing a tooth they could have saved. It is much more expensive to replace a missing tooth than to repair a saveable one.
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