Can Bars Be Sued For Negligent Security After A Shooting or Stabbing?
Here is attorney contributor Brian Kent with some discussion of the legal options available to violent crime victims and wondering if they can file a lawsuit for being stabbed:
The patrons of bars and nightclubs have an expectation that they will be reasonably safe. Property owners are legally obligated to keep their premises safe from preventable dangers that could result in injuries to their guests. Guarding against foreseeable violent crime is part of this obligation.
While not all violent crime is foreseeable, some cases of shootings and stabbings in bars or nightclubs may have been preventable by better security. Additionally, sometimes patrons are served alcohol after they’d already become visibly intoxicated and a potential danger to others. In either case, the victims of violent crime could have grounds for a lawsuit against the bar owner.
In order to determine if you have grounds for a crime victim lawsuit, you will need to discuss the details of your case with an experienced crime victim lawyer.
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