Tort Law

Suit Claims Bouncers Severed Lawyer's Pinkie Finger While Ejecting Him from Popular DC Bar

A Virginia lawyer is suing a Washington, D.C., bar for $500,000, claiming bouncers accidentally severed his pinkie finger while ejecting him from the popular nightspot.

Lawyer Robert Dyer of Arlington is suing the owners of the Smith Point bar and restaurant, report the Washington Post and the Washington City Paper. Dyer alleges bouncers tossed him toward the exit and slammed the door on his left pinkie finger, severing the digit.

The suit says Dyer had already consumed seven drinks before he visited Smith Point last September during the early hours of the morning. Dyer ordered a beer, and then was served three shots of vodka with Red Bull to meet a $30 credit card minimum, according to the complaint.

Dyer’s lawyer, Jonathan Dailey, told the publications that the bartenders should not have served Dyer. According to the Washington City Paper, Dyer didn’t realize he had lost his finger until he visited an ATM to get money for a cab and a police officer “pointed out that he was bleeding all over Georgetown.”

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