Are Bar and Nightclub Owners Liable for Shootings?
Attorney contributor Brian Kent represents shooting victims and their families in civil lawsuits, helping them recover the financial support they need and deserve. Here are some of his thoughts on bar and nightclub owner liability for shootings:
The owners of bars, nightclubs, and all other types of businesses have a legal obligation to make sure their customers, employees, and others who visit their businesses are safe. Legally, these property owners are required to protect against foreseeable dangers, including violent crime. While not all violent crime is foreseeable, some bar and nightclub shootings only occur due to the property owner’s failure to meet their legal obligation to safety – also known as negligence.
For example, a club owner might be considered negligent if their business had a history of violent incidents but no preventative measures were taken to improve safety – such as hiring security guards or adding metal detectors to entrances. When negligence is involved in a bar or nightclub shooting, the victims and their families may have grounds for a lawsuit.
If you or a loved one has been wounded or killed in a bar or nightclub shooting, we understand how difficult this time is for your family. If you’d like to learn more about your legal options, consider contacting one of our experienced shooting victim lawyers for a free consultation.
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