Can Nightclub Owners Be Sued For Shootings?
Attorney contributor Brian Kent represents the victims of violent crime and their families in civil lawsuits. We’ve asked him to add some general information on property owner liability for victims of shootings at a bar, stabbings, and other incidents of violent crime:
The owners of bars, nightclubs, and other businesses have a legal responsibility to make sure their properties are safe and that their customers are protected from the risk of violent crime. While not all violent crime is preventable, a strong safety plan can help greatly reduce the risk of incidents like shootings and stabbings. For example, nightclubs could protect against this risk by hiring security guards and requiring guests to be searched for weapons before entering the club.
When negligent security or another form of negligence is a factor in a shooting at a bar or nightclub, the property owner may be held liable by anyone who was injured in the incident, along with the families of those killed. If you or someone you love recently became the victim of violent crime at a place of business, you can learn more about your family’s legal options by discussing the case with an experienced crime victim attorney.
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