Woman Injured In Accident At BullsEye Axe Lounge In Burr Ridge
Unsafe Premises - June 27, 2023
Woman Injured In Axe Throwing Accident At BullsEye Axe Lounge In Burr Ridge
BURR RIDGE, ILLINOIS (June 27, 2023) – A 25-year-old woman was injured in an axe throwing accident at BullsEye Axe Lounge on 770 Village Center Drive in Burr Ridge.
Cook County officials are saying that the accident took place over the weekend. A woman may have been attempting to throw a double sided axe when one of the blades hit the back of her head.
Paramedics were called to the BullsEye Axe Lounge in order to help the victim. She had a laceration to the back of her head and reported feeling dizzy.
An ambulance took her to a local area hospital. A full investigation into the accident at the BullsEye Axe Lounge remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Burr Ridge Axe Throwing Accidents
Axe throwing businesses have become increasingly popular in the United States. By some estimates there were 359 licensed and registered axe throwing centers in the country. These businesses raked in an estimated $163 million in annual revenue. While axe throwing may seem like a lot of fun, there are a number of potential dangers.
- The axe being thrown could ricochet and hit the thrower.
- The axe thrower could lose control of their axe and hit someone.
- A person could inadvertently hit themselves while throwing the axe.
Depending on the facts of any case, an axe throwing lounge could be liable if someone is injured on their premises. Pursuant to Illinois Civil Code (740 ILCS 130/1), property owners must maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition. To that end, an axe throwing company could be liable if they failed to hire properly trained staff or provide proper safety precautions. There are a number of steps that should be taken after any axe throwing accident.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- Surveillance footage should be sought.
- A thorough investigation should be conducted.
Nearly all axe throwing businesses will have customers sign a liability waiver. It is also important that this waiver is examined. Any person that is injured in an axe throwing accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. Sadly, though, companies will often fight hard to deny liability for any accident on their premises.
Investigating Burr Ridge Axe Throwing Accidents
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our best wishes to the woman injured in this accident at the BullsEye Axe Lounge. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to investigators. It is our sincere hope that steps are taken to prevent other accidents like this.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in an axe throwing accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of premises liability attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need in order to recover. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.