Can Bar Owners Be Liable For Violent Crime on Their Properties?
Attorney contributor Laurence Banville of Banville Law represents victims of criminal violence in civil lawsuits.
“There are various legal options for victims and their families who were injured or killed due to inadequate security on a commercial property. Bar owners have a legal duty of keeping their patrons and employees safe from preventable dangers”, said Mr. Banville. He went on to explain, “Each case is complex and unique, but in general if a bar owner fails to provide adequate security and a stabbing occurs because of their negligence, then the victims may have grounds for a lawsuit.”
“To add to this, the victim’s lawyer must also prove that the stabbing was reasonably foreseeable. For instance, if a bar has a history of violent crime then the stabbing may be considered reasonably foreseeable and the owner could be held liable”, concluded Mr. Banville.
If you or a loved one has been a victim to a stabbing, you can learn more about your legal options by reviewing your case with a stabbing victim law firm. We encourage you to reach out to Mr. Banville who provided his legal analysis for this story.
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