Legal Recourse for Bar Shooting Victims and Their Families
Attorney contributor Brian Kent represents bar shooting victims and their families in civil lawsuits, helping them pursue the financial compensation they deserve. Here are some of Brian’s thoughts on legal recourse for these victims and families:
Business owners all have a legal duty to maintain the safety of their properties, and this includes having adequate security in place to reduce the risk of shootings, stabbings, and other violent crime. When a shooting occurs at a bar or nightclub, it’s important to determine if the property owner met this legal duty to ensure the safety of their customers, employees, and guests. If the shooting occurred because of inadequate security or another form of negligence, the victims and their families may have a case for a lawsuit.
For example, a bar owner could reduce the risk of violent crime by hiring security guards and having customers walk through metal detectors in order to prevent weapons from being brought into the bar. If a shooting is deemed reasonably foreseeable and there were no security precautions in place, the bar owner could be held liable for negligence.
If you or a loved one has recently become the victim of a bar shooting, we understand how painful this time is for you and your family. We want to help. You can learn more about your legal options by contacting us for a free consultation with an experienced crime victim attorney.
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