KTLA has reported that a shooting took place outside the Byblos Mediterranean Restaurant and Hookah Bar located at 1964 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025.
At 1:40 a.m. on Monday, January 31, 2022, police responded to a shooting at the restaurant and hookah bar. They found casings in front of the restaurant. Reports stated that two men with gunshot wounds drove themselves to a nearby hospital for treatment before notifying authorities.
Attorney contributor Bobby Thompson has represented numerous victims of shootings and their families in civil lawsuits. Bobby recently explained how victims shot outside of a hookah bar can get compensation by filing a lawsuit.
"Property owners, such as hookah bars, are required by law to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone on their property. If an investigation reveals that the property owner lacked adequate security to protect its visitors and staff, the victim or their family may seek justice by pursuing a claim against the owner for compensation. Sufficient security may include ample lighting, hired security guards, surveillance cameras, among others."
"When a property owner fails to make adjustments to their security even though the establishment has a history of violence, the crimes committed could be deemed foreseeable. Victims and their families can learn more about their legal options for filing a lawsuit against the negligent property owner and how much compensation may be awarded by speaking with an experienced shooting victim attorney."