Are Bar Owners Liable For Violence On Their Properties?
Stabbing victim lawyer and contributor, Brian Kent has experience representing victims of preventable violent crime, such as bar shootings and stabbings. Here is Brain sharing some general information on bar owner liability for violence on their properties:
All property owners have a legal duty to keep their properties free from foreseeable dangers that could end up injuring others. For the owners of bars, nightclubs, and other commercial properties, security is an important part of this legal duty. Bar owners are required to provide a reasonable standard of security in order to keep their patrons and employees safe from the threat of preventable violent crime.
In some cases of bar violence, the bar owner may be partially responsible due to negligent or inadequate security. Establishing bar owner liability is complex, but generally speaking, the shooting must be deemed reasonably foreseeable. This may be the case if the bar had a prior history of violence or if it was located in an area with high violent crime rates. If the violence was reasonably foreseeable and only occurred due to inadequate security, the victims and their families could have a case for a lawsuit.
If you or a loved one has recently been injured in a bar stabbing or shooting, you can learn more about your family’s legal options by discussing your case with an experienced crime victim attorney.
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