Legal Options For Victims of Night Club Shootings
Attorney contributor Brian Kent represents victims of night club shootings in civil lawsuits. Mr. Kent has shared his thoughts on the legal options open to these victims and their families.
Business owners have a legal obligation to keep their patrons as safe as possible from any foreseeable hazards. All commercial property owners must provide adequate security to prevent any reasonably foreseeable violent crimes from injuring their customers and employees. For example, if a nightclub has a history of criminal violence, then the owner is obligated to alter their safety measures appropriately in order to prevent more crime from occurring. This could mean hiring more security guards, or establishing video surveillance.
Generally speaking, failure to provide adequate security to patrons could leave the property owner partially liable for the crime. However, a victim’s lawyer would need to prove that the nightclub owner was aware of previous violent crimes, and ignored their obligation to prevent future crimes from occurring. Essentially if a reasonably foreseeable shooting occurs at a nightclub due to inadequate security, then victims and their families may have grounds for a lawsuit.
If you or a loved one has been a victim to a nightclub shooting, you can learn more about your legal options by reviewing your case with a gun crimes injury lawyer.
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